Elinor L. Hart

Duane Morris LLP
190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603-3433

Phone: +1 312 499 6784
Fax: +1 312 277 2389
Email: EHart@duanemorris.com

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Elinor L. Hart


Elinor L. Hart practices in the area of commercial litigation and has experience representing businesses and individuals in commercial disputes and business torts. Ms. Hart also combines her commercial litigation experience with her education and experience in health law and advises healthcare entities and individual providers in the areas of healthcare litigation, healthcare fraud and abuse, and state and federal regulatory compliance.

Ms. Hart is a magna cum laude graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was an executive editor of student articles for the Loyola Law Journal and an editorial staff member of Annals of Health Law. Ms. Hart is also a graduate of Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business, where she earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Legal Environment.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained relief for a pro bono client, while working closely with the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, under the Illinois Justice for Victims of Sex Crimes Trafficking Act. The Act allows state courts to vacate prostitution convictions if the person convicted can show that they were a victim of trafficking at the time of the conviction.
  • Representing Apollo Group, Inc. and University of Phoenix, Inc. as plaintiffs in litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York concerning allegations of copyright infringement of copyrighted educational materials.
  • Obtained on behalf of Sagi Genger and TPR Investment Associates, Inc., on behalf of AG Properties Co., a decision and order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granting a motion for sanctions against opposing parties and their counsel.
  • Obtained permanent injunction prohibiting the City of Chicago from enforcing a tax ruling that required car-rental companies to collect transaction taxes on short-term car rental made outside the city to persons with Chicago addresses on their driver's licenses.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Healthcare Law and Litigation


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    - Loyola Law Journal, Executive Editor, Student Articles
    - Annals of Health Law, Editorial Staff Member
    - Health Law Certificate
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Northwestern University, B.A.


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2011-present

Professional Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy Fellow, 2009-2011

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Franciscan Outreach Association, Young Professionals Board, Co-President
  • Young Alumni Mentor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected Publications