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Senior Counsel, Voting Rights

Hilary Harris Klein joined Southern Coalition for Social Justice in 2020 and serves as Senior Counsel for the voting rights program. Her practice focuses on trial and appellate advocacy, voter registration list maintenance and anti-prison gerrymandering initiatives, and providing community-based legal and other advocacy support to coalition partners throughout the South. She has led trial and appellate teams pursing Constitutional claims of discrimination and racial gerrymandering, as well as Voting Rights Act and state statutory and constitutional claims before federal and state trial and appellate courts. She has also represented voters in election-related state and local administrative hearings.

Hilary graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Global Law Scholar and Pro Bono Pledge Recognition recipient. After law school, Hilary practiced commercial litigation, arbitration, and global investigations in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she co-led the US Pro-Bono Associate Counsel and served as lead counsel in Prisoner’s Rights and Anti-Human Trafficking matters, for which she twice received the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Public Award.

After moving to North Carolina in 2018, Hilary served as a term law clerk for the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles of the Middle District of North Carolina. Hilary also holds a B.S.E., magna cum laude, in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania before law school.