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Brenna L. Darling*

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Brenna Darling joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2023.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Kathleen Cardone on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. 

Ms. Darling graduated with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was the symposium and book reviews editor of The University of Chicago Law Review.  She earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy and metropolitan studies from New York University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. 

*Admitted in Illinois.  Not admitted in the District of Columbia. Practice supervised by members of the firm.

Publications

A (Very) Unlikely Hero: How United States v Armstrong Can Save Retaliatory Arrest Claims After Nieves v Bartlett, 87 U. Chi. L. Rev. 2221 (2020)

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D. with Honors, 2021

  • Symposium & Reviews Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

New York University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2016

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

Law Clerk, Judge Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2022-2023

Law Clerk, Judge Kathleen Cardone, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2021-2022


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