Helam Gebremariam is a litigation partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where her practice focuses on complex civil litigation (including in the areas of antitrust, contractual disputes, securities and shareholder derivative suits) and investigations. She previously served as Senior Counsel to Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates at the U.S. Department of Justice and Senior Counsel in the Department’s Office for Access to Justice. In those roles, she provided legal and policy analysis on issues related to indigent defense, fines and fees, bail reform, and the right to counsel.
Helam received a BA with departmental honors in Political Science from Columbia College and a JD from New York University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and an AnBryce Scholar. After graduating from law school, Helam served as a law clerk to Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also serves as a board member of the New York University Law Alumni of Color Association.