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Renata O'Donnell

Associate Practice Areas: Litigation Phone: (202) 498-8556 Email:

Renata O'Donnell is an associate in the Litigation practice. Alongside her colleagues, she litigates civil rights cases to protect democracy through fair elections.

Renata was previously a Litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. While at Paul, Weiss, she worked on complex commercial litigation, including a major antitrust trial. She maintained a robust pro bono practice that ranged from a successful criminal appeal to reproductive rights litigation.

Renata also spent two years as a law clerk prior to joining ELG. She clerked for the Hon. Edward G. Smith of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the Hon. Ronald Lee Gilman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Renata graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law. In law school, she represented adults and children in New York’s criminal legal system through NYU’s Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense clinics. She also served as an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review. Renata is based out of ELG’s Washington, D.C. office.