Anne, a former attorney general of New Jersey and a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at New York University School of Law, focuses her practice on white collar crime and government investigations, bringing to bear her extensive experience as a prosecutor in city, state, and federal courts. Anne is also an authority on the intersection of big data and the law, and provides counsel to the firm's clients on data-related issues, corporate responsibility, and risk management.
Anne has been a pioneer in the use of data analytics to make legal processes efficient and effective. Today her perspective and practical experience are integrated within our White Collar Criminal Defense and Litigation practice groups, where she provides guidance on internal investigations and criminal defense matters. Her understanding of how to leverage digital technology in legal proceedings also benefits clients of the firm's Tech Group, and all client businesses requiring data-supported counsel. Moreover, she is equipped to counsel technology businesses struggling to keep pace with evolving regulations concerning data collection and processing.
During her tenure as New Jersey's attorney general (2007-2010), Anne served as the state's chief law enforcement officer and led investigations into a range of matters including securities fraud and mortgage fraud. Anne also served as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan (1997-2001) and as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division (2001-2005). Her work at the DOJ earned recognitions including the Director's Award and the Special Commendation for Outstanding Service.
Her achievements in legal tech include work for the Criminal Justice Initiative at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, where she led the development and national implementation of a tool that helps assess the risks associated with criminal defendants prior to trial. Anne is also currently building a Criminal Innovation Lab at the New York University School of Law.