Hannah Chanoine is a counsel in Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate group. Hannah plays a leadership role in the New York Appellate group's innovative legal strategy practice. She works with clients to develop legal strategies in a broad range of cases, including individual and consolidated personal-injury actions; consumer-fraud class actions seeking billions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages; and medical-monitoring class actions seeking comprehensive injunctive relief.
Since 2009, Hannah has served as legal strategy counsel for a Fortune 200 consumer products company in 12 high-stakes jury trials tried to verdict or mistrial and on more than a dozen other trials where the client was dismissed only days before trial. Hannah has also been the primary author of appellate briefs in state and federal courts nationwide, including the US Supreme Court and state supreme courts.
Before joining Mayer Brown, Hannah served for three years as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice, Civil Division (Federal Programs Branch) through the Attorney General's Honor's Program. During her tenure there, she had lead responsibility for defending a variety of federal agencies in federal and state courts nationwide, including the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control and the State Department's Foreign Service.
From 2004-2005, Hannah clerked for the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Hannah received her JD from Columbia University School of Law, where she was twice named a James Kent Scholar for outstanding academic achievement.
Hannah currently serves on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' Pro Bono Panel and is a member of the Federal Bar Council's Second Circuit Courts Committee and Inn of Court. In 2012, Hannah co-chaired the Federal Bar Council's eleventh annual Bench & Bar Fall Retreat. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Super Lawyers named Hannah to its New York Metro "Rising Stars" list.