Lena H. Hughes

Lena H. Hughes

Education

University of Chicago (B.A., 2009)
Columbia Law School (J.D., 2012)

Bar Admissions

New York
District of Columbia

Lena Hughes is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group. 

Ms. Hughes has briefed appeals in the federal courts of appeals and argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  She also has experience with commercial litigation in the lower federal courts and New York state courts, and with international arbitration. 

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Hughes served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General.  During her fellowship, she successfully briefed and argued an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concerning ineffective assistance of counsel.  United States v. Stubblefield 820 F.3d 445 (2016).  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Elena Kagan of the United States Supreme Court, the Honorable Gerard Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York.  

Ms. Hughes earned her J.D. in 2012 from Columbia Law School where she received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize for academic achievement and the Wilfred Feinberg Prize for Federal Courts work.

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