Marcia Ellis has joined Morrison & Foerster as a private equity partner. She will be based in the firm's office in Hong Kong. She focuses her practice on private equity transactions and complex mergers and acquisitions involving companies and assets located in Asia. Ms. Ellis joins Morrison & Foerster from Ropes & Gray, where she served as a partner in its Hong Kong office. She has also worked with The D.E. Shaw Group, where she was chief legal officer from 2008 to 2011.