2019 Rising Star: ​​​​​​​Boris Kogan

Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Ellie Mae


As the senior director and associate general counsel of Ellie Mae, Boris Kogan is responsible for the legal negotiation and management of Ellie Mae’s most strategic partnerships.

Kogan has subject matter expertise in a wide variety of corporate matters, including SEC reporting, corporate governance, mergers and acquisition and much more. Currently, Kogan oversees a portion of the company’s commercial contracting, which consists of SaaS licensing, business development and partnership, supplier and non disclosure agreements. Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Kogan managed a legal department of a commercial-stage public medical device company. In this role he advised senior management and the company’s board of directors on matters involving corporate governance, securities regulation and risk management.

“Believe it or not, the one habit that has been most beneficial to my career is promptly responding to questions. The simple act of picking up my phone or thoughtfully replying to an email is more appreciated by colleagues, both internal and external to my business, then anything else that I do. This habit also allows me to join and influence business decisions as they happen, rather than attempting to modify or unwind them after the fact; something few business professionals enjoy from their attorney.”

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