Noah Bokat-Lindell is a litigator in the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court, Election Law and Redistricting, and Education Practices. He focuses on appellate litigation and briefing dispositive motions in trial courts, with a particular emphasis on complex constitutional, statutory, and regulatory issues.
Mr. Bokat-Lindell has experience representing a wide range of clients at all stages of the litigation and arbitration processes. He has argued before the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and has drafted dozens of briefs before state and federal courts at all levels, including in numerous merits cases at the US Supreme Court. He has also advised clients on complex legal issues and pending legislation or executive actions. Mr. Bokat-Lindell has represented and counseled Native American tribes, higher education institutions, tech companies, and clients in the energy and communications industries, among others.
Mr. Bokat-Lindell has particular experience in voting rights and campaign finance litigation. He has represented a variety of elected officials, public interest organizations, and academics in high-profile impact litigation under provisions of the US Constitution, the Voting Rights Act, and the National Voter Registration Act, as well as the federal campaign finance laws. In the October 2020 Term, Mr. Bokat-Lindell led an associate team representing Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs at the US Supreme Court, defending a Ninth Circuit decision in a case that will determine how Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act can be applied to vote-denial claims. Mr. Bokat-Lindell also maintains an active pro bono practice apart from his voting rights practice, focused on antidiscrimination, immigration, and criminal procedure issues.
Mr. Bokat-Lindell received his JD in 2016 from Yale Law School, where he litigated cases in the US Supreme Court as a member and student director of the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic. He also served as a teaching assistant in civil procedure; a notes editor of the Yale Law Journal; a moot court finalist and board member; and a co-founder of the Yale Political Law Society, a nonpartisan election law group. He received his BA in political science and history, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 2012.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bokat-Lindell engaged in election law litigation as a Legal Fellow at the Campaign Legal Center, then clerked for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable John D. Bates of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He went on to complete a Jenner & Block Pro Bono Fellowship with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition.