Hillary Chutter-Ames

Senior Associate

Hillary Chutter-Ames focuses her practice on complex litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. She previously practiced as a staff attorney for a Chicago-based nonprofit law and policy center working on policing and public safety issues, and as a student attorney for a civil rights clinic. She has successfully argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Chutter-Ames also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on rule of law, public safety, and reproductive justice matters.


  • Education

    • JD, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 2019

      Summa cum laude

      Order of the Coif

      Editor-in-Chief, Northwestern University Law Review

    • BA, Russian and Political Science, Middlebury College, 2013

      Summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • Illinois

    • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2021 - 2022