Jennifer Sokoler


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Jennifer Sokoler is a counsel in O’Melveny’s New York office, and focuses her practice on appellate matters. She joined the firm in January 2017, after serving as a Policy Fellow for United States Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power (2015-16), a Research Fellow for UN Human Rights Committee Member Sarah H. Cleveland (2015), and Litigation Fellow for the Center for Reproductive Rights (2012-14). She also completed clerkships with the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States (2014-15), the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2011-12), and the Honorable Denise Cote, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2010-11). Prior to that, Ms. Sokoler was an intern in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2009) and an extern at the United States Department of State, Office of the Legal Advisor (2009-10). She received her B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College (summa cum laude), Columbia University in 2006, followed by a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2010, where she was a James Kent Scholar. She was awarded the Pauline Berman Heller Prize, presented to the highest ranked female graduating student, the E.B. Convers Prize, presented for the best original essay on a legal subject, the David Berger Memorial Prize, presented for excellence in international law, the Robert Noxon Toppan Prize, presented for excellence in constitutional law, and Simpson Thacher &amp, Bartlett LLP Pro Bono Fellowship. She was a Note Editor for Columbia Law Review. (New York, NY)