Yaira Dubin focuses her practice on appellate advocacy, critical motions, and complex legal questions. She has played a primary role in drafting multiple merits briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, and she has argued and prevailed in federal and state appellate courts. Yaira has prepared dozens of appellate briefs on a wide range of subjects, including constitutional law, federal jurisdiction and procedure, statutory interpretation, antitrust, bankruptcy, insurance, and substantive liability issues. She has also served in a variety of capacities in trial-level cases, including arguing motions in limine, drafting dispositive motions, and ensuring that questions of law are properly framed for appeal. Yaira regularly provides strategic advice to clients well before a lawsuit begins.
Yaira is an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law School, where she teaches a Supreme Court Seminar.
Prior to joining O’Melveny, Yaira served as a judicial clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary. Yaira clerked for Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court, the Honorable Sri Srinivasan on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and the Honorable James E. Boasberg on the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Honors & Awards
- Named to Crain’s New York Business “Notable Women in Law” (2020)
- US Court of Appeals, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuit
- US Supreme Court
- Harvard University, J.D.: magna cum laude; Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Executive Editor for Student Writing; Ames Moot Court Competition, 2012 Best Overall Team and Best Brief Awards
- Yeshiva University, B.A., Molecular and Cellular Biology: summa cum laude
- Honorable Elena Kagan, Supreme Court of the United States
- Honorable Sri Srinivasan, US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- Honorable James E. Boasberg, US District Court, District of Columbia
- “A Private Right to Sue Over Tender Offers,” Daily Journal (April 22, 2019)
- Panelist, “Overview of the Supreme Court 2020 Term,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education 6th Annual Appellate Practice Conference (December 2020)