Hannah Sholl has a wide-ranging practice representing financial institutions and other clients in securities, antitrust, bankruptcy, white-collar crime, and intellectual property disputes. Her engagements frequently call on her skills in managing complex matters with multiple components, including civil litigation, arbitration, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations.
Hannah has represented financial industry clients on matters including multiple Securities and Exchange Commission inquiries, civil and criminal investigations, and third-party subpoenas. She received a Fulbright Fellowship after law school to clerk for a justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, conducting comparative legal research and providing analysis of U.S. and international law.
An urban planner before becoming a lawyer, she has represented a property developer in a $200 million breach of contract action in connection with the redevelopment of New Jersey’s Bayonne Peninsula, as well as one of the world’s largest energy companies in state regulatory proceedings. Hannah also brings a genuine dedication to pro bono service, which has included her successful defense of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in ongoing First Amendment litigation. She also has worked extensively with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Innocence Project, and, together with the Bronx Defenders, successfully defended a parent in a case involving allegations of shaken-baby syndrome.
In 2016, the New York Law Journal named Hannah to its "Lawyers Who Lead by Example" list in the pro bono category. Hannah is one of only nine lawyers honored in this category, which recognizes attorneys with an outstanding record of providing crucial legal services to underprivileged New Yorkers.
Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Hannah was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
- Several bank trustees in RMBS repurchase litigations, each with hundreds of millions of dollars at issue, arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.
- Facebook co-founder in several actions related to a dispute with an investment advisor and various guarantors arising out of investments in Facebook.
- Four female pilots in a pro bono case involving filing charges against Frontier Airlines with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- A hedge fund in an arbitration of an investor dispute.
- A leading medical device manufacturer in several antitrust matters, including class actions, regulatory inquiries, and False Claims Act litigation.
- A national third-party logistics company in litigation over alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.
- A big four accounting firm in various regulatory inquiries.
- The estate of Mark D. Madoff and Andrew Madoff in bankruptcy proceedings and civil litigations arising out of the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC.
News and Writings
- Foreign Clerk, Chambers of Justice Ayala Procaccia, Supreme Court of Israel, 2004 – 2005
University of California at Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2004; American Jurisprudence Award; Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Fellowship Award; California Law Review; Berkeley Journal of International Law)
Barnard College, Columbia University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1999)
Bar and Court Admissions
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York