Hannah Gelbort

Senior Associate

Hannah Gelbort focuses her practice on complex litigation and appeals. She has briefed issues involving constitutional law, criminal law, civil rights, and intellectual property before federal courts of appeals across the country and the Supreme Court. She also maintains a robust pro bono practice and has represented clients in matters involving housing rights, prisoners’ rights, and reproductive rights.  

Prior to joining the firm, Ms.Gelbort clerked for the Honorable Randolph D. Moss of the US District Court for the District of Columbia and for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before law school, she worked as a paralegal specialist for the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and a Princeton in Latin America Fellow at an NGO in Peru.

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  • Education

    • JD, The University of Chicago Law School, 2018

      High Honors, Order of the Coif, Kirkland & Ellis Scholar

      Founder and Co-Chair, Women’s Advocacy Project

    • BA, History and Latin American Studies, Yale University, 2013

      cum laude

      with distinction 

      Wrexham Prize for Best Senior Essay in the Field of the Humanities, Bildner Prize for the Best Senior Essay in Latin American History

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • Illinois

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Randolph D. Moss, US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2019 - 2020

    • The Hon. Karen Nelson Moore, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2018 - 2019