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Helen M. Hapner



Knox College, B.A.
  • Political Science and Spanish Literature
  • summa cum laude
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
  • Articles Editor, The Elder Law Journal

Prior Employment

  • Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., Chicago, IL, Associate, Litigation, 2016 - 2017
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL, Project Assistant, Litigation, 2011-2013

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Conversational Spanish


Helen Hapner is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on general commercial litigation, appellate matters, and tort litigation. 

  • Researches and writes memoranda on various legal issues in the areas of securities, contracts, employee benefits, administrative and antitrust law
  • Drafts discovery requests and reviews and analyzes documents in response to discovery requests
  • Drafts motions, briefs, and settlement documents in federal and state courts
  • Appears on motions and procedural issues in state and federal court


Chicago Appleseed, Next Generation Board Member and Pro Bono Attorney, 2017

American Constitution Society, Co-Director of Media Outreach, 2017

First Defense Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney, 2016 - present

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, 2016 - present