Anna specializes in evaluating and developing new avenues of recovery for professional and institutional investors, including by assessing available state and federal law claims, evaluating foreign litigation opportunities, and performing frontline investigation of theories of liability.  She takes a holistic approach to the analysis of corporate malfeasance, looking at fraud, mismanagement, self-dealing, conflicts, and other issues throughout the life of a litigation – from pre-complaint investigation, through discovery, dispositive motions, and settlement or adjudication.  Anna diligences each aspect of a claim, whether brought by or against an investor, going down to primary sources such as employee interviews and customer complaints to contribute to positive resolutions.

Anna’s representations run the full gamut of professional and institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, charitable trusts, foreign asset managers, and U.S.-based hedge funds, among others.

Representative Matters:

  • Defending an asset manager with respect to control-person liability claims involving an energy company;
  • Representing investors who suffered significant damages as a result of corporate malfeasance at pharmaceutical companies Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (n/k/a Bausch Health Companies Inc.) and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.;
  • Represented investors in claims for fraud against AbbVie, including propounding and reviewing discovery;
  • Represented public pension fund in federal and state court parallel litigation against pharmaceutical company alleged to have committed fraud in connection with its generic products, which resulted in a significant recovery for damaged investors after overcoming defendants’ preliminary objections; 
  • Represented public pension fund in state court against Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., with respect to allegations that the issuer made misrepresentations in connection with an offering of securities to the public; 
  • Represented investors with respect to claims against SciPlay Corporation in the Supreme Court of the State of New York related to an offering of securities.

While attending St. John’s University School of Law, Anna was a Legal Intern at the Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic, and was a Clinic Liaison for Multilingual Legal Advocates.  Anna has participated in pro bono service, successfully representing international victims of torture seeking asylum.  Anna is conversational in Russian.