Hannah Chanoine’s practice focuses on consumer products companies facing high-stakes litigation with nationwide impact. Hannah represents leading manufacturers of Greek Yogurt, pet food, baby food, and juice beverages in consumer class action lawsuits raising false advertising claims. Hannah also counsels CPG companies on litigation risk relating to product labeling and marketing.
Hannah has served as legal strategy counsel for a Fortune 200 consumer products company in 15 high-stakes jury trials tried to verdict or mistrial. Hannah 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.
A member of the Supreme Court & Appellate practice, 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. She graduated Wellesley College magna cum laude, phi beta keppa, with a degree in economics.
Hannah recently served a three-year term appointment to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals' Pro Bono Panel, and she 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. For every year since 2011, Super Lawyers has named Hannah to its New York Metro "Rising Stars" list. Hannah is also a member of the NY State Bar Association’s Food Law Committee.