Hannah Chanoine is a litigator at O’Melveny & Myers.
She advises and defends consumer packaged goods companies facing high-stakes litigation with a nationwide impact. Chanoine has represented the leading manufacturers of Greek Yogurt, baking mixes, probiotic baby food, juice blends, snack bars, and natural pet food in nationwide false advertising class actions, both publicly filed and in pre-litigation class action claims.
Since 2009, she has also served as legal strategy counsel on 15 product liability jury trials tried to verdict or mistrial in state and federal courts on behalf of a Fortune 200 consumer products company. Chanoine also practices in the appellate courts; she has been the primary author of appellate briefs in state and federal courts nationwide, including the Supreme Court and state supreme courts, and has argued multiple times in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Chanoine began her legal career serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She then entered public service, serving in the Department of Justice civil division (federal programs branch) through the Attorney General’s Honors program, defending federal agencies against challenges to their regulatory authority in courts across the country. She also practiced in the Supreme Court and Appellate group of another national law firm for six years.
Chanoine is currently a member of the Food Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and the Food Law Litigation Committee of the California State Bar Association. She frequently writes about food false advertising class actions and has served as a conference speaker at food law conferences.
Chanoine earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004, where she was twice named a James Kent Scholar and won the Columbia Law Review’s annual “publishable notes” competition.