Ethan Scapellati

Ethan Scapellati has been a counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in New York City since 2019, practicing a range of litigation types and maintaining a robust pro bono practice. His diverse legal experience has provided him tools for assessing the law from multiple facets but also for working with many types of clients, attorneys, academics, and non-profit stakeholders.

Before O’Melveny, Ethan clerked for the Honorable Frederick J. Kapala in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, and before that worked at a law firm in Los Angeles. He graduated form the University of Virginia School of Law in 2016 with a J.D. and a Master’s in Legal History. Prior to law school, Ethan was granted a Fulbright Fellowship in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science.

Ethan grew up in Orange County, California and loves beaches and burritos. He is a proud member of TPL’s New York Advisory Board.

Why I support Trust for Public Land: I have always valued access to the outdoors – be it urban parks or the wilderness in faraway places – as a central tenet of a happy life. I believe that all humans’ mental health and connectivity is strengthened and maximalized through this access. TPL’s goals align brilliantly with this value and I am proud to do what I can to help it achieve those goals.