Connor Hilbie is a law clerk who joined Yankwitt LLP in 2021 after serving as intern with the firm during law school. Connor works on a broad array of civil and criminal litigation matters and also contributes to the Yankwitt LLP Westchester Quarterly Roundup that reports on notable cases from the Westchester’s state and federal courts, and the firm blog, The Westchester Litigator.
During law school, Connor served as an intern for the Honorable Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, participated in the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, and worked on behalf of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Connor earned his J.D. from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Use Law and a certificate in Environmental Law. He served as the articles editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review, and worked as a research assistant, conducting surveys of pressing health law issues to strengthen Pace Law’s Health Law concentration. He also presented recommendations for adoption of sustainability and energy programs to an advisory group with New York State’s Climate Action Council.
Connor was recently published in the Pace Environmental Law Review for his case study on the regulation of greenhouse gases, titled, “Hydrofluorocarbons, Leaky Car Air Conditioners, and Revoked Waivers: The Question of State-level Regulation of Climate Change in the Trump Era.”