As an associate in the Firm's litigation group, Carmel concentrates her practice on a wide range of complex litigation matters. Carmel has represented clients in a variety of state and federal court lawsuits, including class actions, multidistrict litigations, and appellate briefing. She has worked on cases involving health care regulatory compliance, ERISA fiduciary responsibilities, anti-money laundering and consumer fraud, products liability, breach of contract, and trade secrets claims. Carmel also has experience representing clients in both internal investigations and government investigations brought by enforcement agencies such as the DOJ, SEC, and FTC.
Prior to joining the Firm, Carmel worked for a large law firm within Chicago. She also gained experience as a judicial clerk for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona where she drafted orders for pre-trial and dispositive motions filed in civil cases, ranging from employment discrimination to insurance coverage disputes to telecommunications law.
Carmel has worked on a range of pro bono immigration matters. She has helped individuals apply for asylum, and she worked on Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court appeals seeking to uphold a preliminary injunction barring the Department of Defense from implementing a policy restricting how legal permanent residents join the military.
Activities & Honors
- President, Latino/a Law Students Association, University of Chicago Law School
- Executive Topics & Comments Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
- Rubenstein Scholar, University of Chicago Law School
- Clerk, Hon. G. Murray Snow, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
- February 3, 2021 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release