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Hannah Esquenazi advises and represents financial institutions in litigation matters, with a particular focus on advising clients on evolving legal and regulatory risks and navigating disputes related to complex commercial financial transactions and consumer financial products. She has experience representing and advising clients in structured finance transactions, and more specifically asset-backed securities, including securities backed by residential mortgage loans and private student loans.

Hannah's in-house experience includes a secondment at U.S. Bank in 2022, where she gained experience advising on regulatory matters across a variety of commercial products.

Hannah is committed to Jones Day's pro bono practice, representing women and minors seeking asylum. Hannah similarly partners with local organization, Discovering Justice, to teach middle school students mock trial and moot court techniques.

Hannah proudly serves as chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association's (HNBA) Special Committee for Community Outreach and Pro Bono Services. She also serves on the HNBA Region I Board of Directors as a deputy regional president and as a commissioner on the HNBA Latina Commission. Hannah was named one of the HNBA's "Top Lawyers Under 40" in 2024.


  • Venezuelan victim of political persecution wins asylumJones Day obtained a grant of asylum on behalf of Client S, a Venezuelan woman persecuted for her political opposition to the dictatorial regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
  • Principal trading firm receives advice on relevant exchange rules and other authority governing cryptocurrency futures tradingOn behalf of a principal trading firm, Jones Day examined exchange rules most relevant to trading cryptocurrency futures and ETF options.
  • Financial institution seeks advice related to anticipated cessation of USD LIBORJones Day is advising a large financial institution client in evaluating and remediating issues related to the anticipated cessation of USD LIBOR in connection with a portfolio of asset-backed securities for which the client serves in various transaction roles.