Anna represents individuals and entities in connection with criminal proceedings, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. Her clients benefit from the compassion, strategic advocacy, and uncompromising dedication she brings to each matter.
Anna handles a variety of high-stakes matters involving financial fraud, insurance fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, health care fraud, immigration offenses, and narcotics and weapons offenses. Committed to helping her clients overcome the most challenging of circumstances, she provides sensitive, effective representation at every stage of the case, from initial contact with law enforcement through trial, sentencing, and appeal. For individuals who are being investigated but not charged, she creates pathways through the process to avoid charges entirely. When individuals do face criminal prosecution, Anna develops novel, creative legal arguments that consistently result in positive outcomes, including charges being dismissed altogether and, where unavoidable, reduced charges and favorable sentencing outcomes. She also assists clients in mitigating collateral consequences; her in-depth knowledge of restitution and forfeiture issues often leads to the drastic mitigation of financial consequences.
Prior to joining Sher Tremonte, Anna was a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, where she represented indigent criminal defendants in federal court, with particular emphasis on immigration-related offenses. Her achievements at the Federal Defenders office include winning an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after arguing that the sentencing court misinterpreted a provision of the Sentencing Guidelines, resulting in the case being remanded for resentencing, as well as securing a path to U.S. citizenship and dismissal of illegal reentry charges for a client who had been previously deported from the country.
During law school, Anna co-authored a successful presidential clemency petition in her capacity as the Charles Stillman Research Fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. She also worked at the Voting Rights Project at the ACLU, the Orleans Public Defenders, and the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., and served as a research assistant to Prof. Barry Friedman on issues related to the Fourth Amendment. Following law school, Anna clerked for the Hon. Denny Chin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Hon. Vernon S. Broderick on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.