Hannah Cole-Chu

Hannah Cole-Chu

Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 847-4400

HANNAH COLE-CHU is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s Class & Collective Action Practice Group in Washington D.C., representing employees in discrimination and wage and hour litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Ms. Cole-Chu clerked for the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the District of Connecticut. Ms. Cole-Chu received her B.A. from Bard College in 2009 and her J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2017. 

During law school, Ms. Cole-Chu was Editor in Chief of the Maryland Law Review and Co-President of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project, Inc. She was awarded the Sam Allen Memorial Prize for leadership and scholarship and the Judge Roszel Thomsen Prize for excelling in the course Federal Jurisdiction. Her case note, Zivotofsky v. Kerry: Choosing International Reputation Over Separation of Powers, was published in the Maryland Law Review and awarded the Joseph Bernstein Prize as the most significant piece of student writing submitted to that journal. Prior to law school, Ms. Cole-Chu worked as a legal assistant for the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and as a paralegal at an employment law firm in Silver Spring, MD.

Ms. Cole-Chu is licensed to practice in Maryland only. She is not a member of the D.C. Bar, and is supervised by a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Class Action

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2017
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2017
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Bard College
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • Sam Allen Memorial Prize
  • Joseph Bernstein Prize
  • Judge Roszel Thomsen Prize
  • Maryland Public Interest Law Project Ward Coe Public Service Award
  • Walter Sondheim Jr. Maryland Public Service Law Fellow
  • CALI Highest Grade Awards in Federal Jurisdiction, Civil Procedure, and Legal Profession

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Lawyers Guild, Member


  • Spanish
  • English