Hannah Chanoine’s practice focuses on consumer products companies facing high-stakes litigation with nationwide impact. Hannah has represented a leading yogurt manufacturer in two class actions asserting false advertising allegations under the consumer protection laws of 13 states. Since 2009, 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 and on more than a dozen other trials where the client was dismissed only days before trial. 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 and Appellate Practice group, 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 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. From 2011-2014, Super Lawyers named Hannah to its New York Metro "Rising Stars" list.