Isabella Salomão Nascimento

Associate She / Her / Hers
Minneapolis

Isabella Salomão Nascimento is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department with a focus on media and entertainment law. She also works on commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Isabella worked as a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, where she litigated cases on the First Amendment, government transparency and accountability, and public access to data. She has experience drafting and editing legal briefs, court orders, and published and unpublished judicial opinions.

During law school, Isabella served as a student attorney in both the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, representing indigent defendants in their federal criminal cases, and the Civil Rights & Police Accountability Project, focusing on Section 1983 litigation, including representing through trial the family of an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Zion, Illinois.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Wilhelmina Wright, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2019

Hon. Catharine Easterly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2018-2019

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School’s Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Moot Court course, 2021-2022

Speaking Engagements

“RBG CLE: Ethics,” Mixed Blood Theater, On the Job, Continuing Education, April 2021

“Power to the People,” IGNITE: Political Power in Every Young Woman, Training Series, April 2021

“The Human Rights Program, 20 Years: Alumni Reflections,” University of Minnesota, HRP, March 2021

Credentials 

Education

University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with honors, 2018)
President, Defenders Student Organization
Vice-President, Latinx Law Student Association
Chicago Journal of International Law
Pro Bono Service Initiative Award of Excellence
The Edwin F. Mandel Clinical Education Award
The James C. Hormel Public Service Award

University of Minnesota (B.A., with honors, 2014)

Languages

Fluent in Portuguese

Proficient in Spanish

Admissions

Minnesota

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit