Anna focuses her practice in class action and complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on high-stakes commercial disputes and privacy matters.
Before joining Shook, Anna was a law clerk to Chief Judge Beth Phillips in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. During law school, she also served as an intern to Judge Patricia Breckenridge of the Supreme Court of Missouri and Senior District Judge Catherine D. Perry in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Anna leverages her experience in chambers to develop effective and efficient arguments for her clients.
Anna is familiar with all aspects of litigation, and is particularly noted for her skill in legal writing. She uses the experiences she gained in chambers and as senior lead articles editor of the Missouri Law Review while in law school to develop appealing and convincing arguments. This skill is particularly valuable as Anna is often involved in burgeoning and unsettled areas of the law and translates directly to her clients’ advantage in all forms of briefing, especially dispositive motions.
A lifelong Missourian, Anna received her J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law and her B.A. from Truman State University. She is active in her community, serving as a volunteer to the Kansas City Community Gardens. Anna also serves on Shook’s Search Committee.
Panelist, ‘I Didn't Know We Were Doing That’: Minimizing Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks Through Stakeholder Coordination, Chicago Ethics CLE Conference, May 18, 2023 (with Matt Wolfe, Jenn Hatcher and Maveric Searle).
In Pari Delicto Is Alive and Well in Kansas, Drug and Device Law Blog, August 10, 2023.