Before co-founding Hoppin Grinsell, Margot practiced at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes. She has also worked as a public defender and a solo practitioner, representing early-stage companies as they navigated complex regulatory and legal hurdles, plaintiffs in employment discrimination matters, and corporate entities in commercial disputes.  Over the course of her career, Margot has represented hundreds of low-income clients in criminal, civil, administrative, and immigration matters.

Margot graduated with honors from NYU School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Margot served as an Articles Editor for the New York University Law Review, a research assistant to three professors, and a teaching assistant in torts and administrative law courses.  Margot currently serves on the NYU Law Board of Trustees.

Prior to law school, Margot held a Coro fellowship in public affairs in New York City and worked in the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Strategic Planning Unit and in the New York Legal Assistance Group’s LegalHealth Program.  She graduated with honors from Harvard College, where she co-founded a Boston-area diabetes mentoring program, volunteered in a legal-medical partnership at Boston Medical Center (Project HEALTH), designed and directed a policy seminar for Project HEALTH volunteers, and was awarded the Peter Wilson award for courage and contribution.


JD with honors, New York University School of Law

  • Order of the Coif
  • Robert McKay Scholar
  • Frank J. Guarini Government Scholar
  • New York University Law Review, Articles Editor

AB with honors (social studies), Harvard College


Hon. Barbara Moses, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York

U.S. District Courts

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • First Circuit
  • Second Circuit
  • Eleventh Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Presentations & Publications
  • Panelist, Major Commercial Cases of the 2018-2019 Supreme Court Term. Association of Corporate Counsel.
  • Panelist, Major Commercial Cases of the 2017-2018 Supreme Court Term. Association of Corporate Counsel.
  • Overly Intimate Surveillance: Why Emergent Public Health Surveillance Programs Deserve Strict Scrutiny Under The Fourteenth Amendment, 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1950 (2012) (student note).
  • Medical Legal Partnerships: A Key Strategy for Mitigating the Negative Health Impacts of the Recession, 22 No. 1 Health Law. 29, American Bar Association (2009) (with Randye Retkin and Julie Brandfield).