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Hannah M. Rauh

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Hannah brings a uniquely robust perspective to her practice as a commercial and intellectual property litigator, developed through her diverse legal experiences and background. Growing up working for her family’s contracting business gave her an early appreciation for the challenges that businesses face, and the importance of finding creative solutions to complex problems. While clerking for a federal judge during law school, she gained valuable insights into the inner workings of the judiciary. Hannah’s experience also extends to the public sector. Through her work for various government entities and agencies, she honed her oral and written advocacy skills, while successfully navigating intricate regulations and policies.

Since joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Hannah has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex legal disputes, using her extensive knowledge and experience to craft effective legal strategies that protect her clients’ interests. She understands that every case is unique, and that the key to success lies in developing a deep understanding of her clients’ business goals and objectives.

Hannah is a tireless advocate, and her passion, creativity, and business-centric approach have resulted in excellent results for her clients at a national level. But equally important to her are her pro bono and community efforts throughout Western New York. She serves on the Young Professionals Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, advocating for positive mentorship and support for children in the Southern Tier. She is also a member of the firm’s asylum initiative, assisting refugees from war-torn countries in their asylum cases.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Young Professionals Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Participant, Western New York Women’s Foundation, Ready, Set, Lead!
  • Founding Member, Insurance Women Network
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association, Western New York Chapter
  • Coach, Chautauqua Lake Volleyball Clinic and Southern Tier Babe Ruth Softball
  • Fundraising Volunteer, Four Diamonds Fund and the Special Olympics
  • Volunteer, Autism Speaks, Jamestown Humane Society, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

HONORS & AWARDS

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
    • Editor, Buffalo Law Review
    • Writing Fellow, Legal Analysis, Writing & Research Program
    • Recipient, Judge William J. Regan Award
    • Recipient, Dean’s Judicial Fellowship Grant
    • Recipient, George Kennar Award for Top Oral and Written Advocacy, Desmond Moot Court Competition
    • Executive Board Member and Blog Contributor, Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society
    • Selected Member, Pro Bono Scholars Program

NEWS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Demystifying Certificates of Insurance,” Insurance Women Network, May 18, 2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., summa cum laude

Hannah brings a uniquely robust perspective to her practice as a commercial and intellectual property litigator, developed through her diverse legal experiences and background. Growing up working for her family’s contracting business gave her an early appreciation for the challenges that businesses face, and the importance of finding creative solutions to complex problems. While clerking for a federal judge during law school, she gained valuable insights into the inner workings of the judiciary. Hannah’s experience also extends to the public sector. Through her work for various government entities and agencies, she honed her oral and written advocacy skills, while successfully navigating intricate regulations and policies.

Since joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Hannah has represented Fortune 500 companies in complex legal disputes, using her extensive knowledge and experience to craft effective legal strategies that protect her clients’ interests. She understands that every case is unique, and that the key to success lies in developing a deep understanding of her clients’ business goals and objectives.

Hannah is a tireless advocate, and her passion, creativity, and business-centric approach have resulted in excellent results for her clients at a national level. But equally important to her are her pro bono and community efforts throughout Western New York. She serves on the Young Professionals Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, advocating for positive mentorship and support for children in the Southern Tier. She is also a member of the firm’s asylum initiative, assisting refugees from war-torn countries in their asylum cases.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Young Professionals Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Participant, Western New York Women’s Foundation, Ready, Set, Lead!
  • Founding Member, Insurance Women Network
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association, Western New York Chapter
  • Coach, Chautauqua Lake Volleyball Clinic and Southern Tier Babe Ruth Softball
  • Fundraising Volunteer, Four Diamonds Fund and the Special Olympics
  • Volunteer, Autism Speaks, Jamestown Humane Society, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

HONORS & AWARDS

  • University at Buffalo School of Law
    • Editor, Buffalo Law Review
    • Writing Fellow, Legal Analysis, Writing & Research Program
    • Recipient, Judge William J. Regan Award
    • Recipient, Dean’s Judicial Fellowship Grant
    • Recipient, George Kennar Award for Top Oral and Written Advocacy, Desmond Moot Court Competition
    • Executive Board Member and Blog Contributor, Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society
    • Selected Member, Pro Bono Scholars Program

NEWS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Demystifying Certificates of Insurance,” Insurance Women Network, May 18, 2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., summa cum laude
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