Current Role
  • Associate, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Prior to joining Hagens Berman, Abigail clerked at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and served as a fellow in the court’s Research Division. 
  • During law school, Abigail worked as a summer associate with Accountability Counsel, Blue Ocean Law, Médecins Sans Frontières and the Mississippi Center for Justice. She was a student director for the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and for the HAVEN Medical-Legal Partnership. She was also an editor for the Yale Law Journal.
  • Before law school, Abigail served with the Peace Corps in Kolda, Senegal, as a health volunteer. Her primary focus was reducing malaria mortality rates. 
  • Zachary D. Liscow & Abigail D. Pershing, “Why Is So Much Redistribution In-Kind and Not in Cash? Evidence from a Survey Experiment,” 75 National Tax Journal 313, 2022
  • Hellen Keller & Abigail D. Pershing, “Climate Change in Court: Overcoming Procedural Hurdles in Transboundary Environmental Cases,” European Convention on Human Rights Law Review, 2021
  • Zachary Liscow & Abigail Pershing, “A New Way to Increase Economic Opportunity for More Americans,” The Hill, Jan. 21, 2021
  • Abigail D. Pershing, “Interpreting the Outer Space Treaty’s Non-Appropriation Principle: Customary International Law from 1967 to Today,” 44 Yale Journal of International Law 149, 2019
  • Abigail D. Pershing, “Empty Schoolyards: The Impact of Elementary School Closures on Chicago Communities,” 1 Chicago Journal of Sociology 99, 2014
  • Abigail D. Pershing, “Increasing Malaria Detection with Community Health Workers: A Case Study from Southern Senegal,” Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University, Apr. 15, 2018
  • French 
  • Pulaar 
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Wolof (beginner)
  • Mandarin Chinese (beginner)
Personal Insight

Abigail enjoys traveling, bike trips, playing the piano and meeting new people. Once or twice a year, she attempts to bake fancy cakes that are way beyond her pastry-making skill level.