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. Her clients have included major corporations, financial institutions, and insurers in multi-billion dollar disputes related to insurance coverage, debt restructuring transactions, corporate mergers, and securities and other complex financial products. She has authored multiple amicus briefs, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, related to disability and voting rights, criminal sentencing, and government regulation of emerging technologies, and has represented hundreds of low-income clients in criminal, civil, and immigration matters. Margot graduated with honors from NYU School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review, a Guarini government scholar, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Margot currently serves on the NYU School of Law Board of Trustees.


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).