D'Lonra C.

Adjunct Professor of Law


Adjunct Professor D’Lonra C. Ellis is the General Counsel for the Oakland Athletics, where she works on all of the organization’s legal matters, including its intellectual property, real estate, employment, commercial, and government affairs matters. Prior to joining the Oakland Athletics, D’Lonra was the General Counsel of Aspire Public Schools, a non-profit charter management organization that runs over thirty-five schools in California and Tennessee; a Director and Senior Corporate Counsel in the intellectual property, marketing and advertising group at Gap, Inc.; and an associate in the litigation practice of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk and Rabkin (now Arnold & Porter). Professor Ellis currently sits on the Board of Seven Stories Institute, which runs a non-profit bookstore collective in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. She received her BA in Architecture, Preservation, and Planning from Columbia University and her JD from Stanford Law School.


  1. Corporate Counsel Externship