Anne Marie Whittemore


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  • Yale Law School, JD, 1970
  • Vassar College, AB, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1967
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Member, Board of Directors, Owens & Minor, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Member, Board of Advisors, Massey Cancer Center

Permanent Member, 4th Circuit Judicial Conference

Trustee, Board of Trustees, Hampden-Sydney College

Anne has broad experience in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including general corporate, securities, environmental, and constitutional litigation. She also advises on corporate governance. She is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has served as president of the Richmond Bar Association. She served as chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and currently serves on the boards of several public companies.

After earning her law degree from Yale Law School, Anne was a law clerk for the Honorable Albert V. Bryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Anne Marie Whittemore
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Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Represented public accounting firm in investigations and litigation relating to Enron and World Com bankruptcies.

Represented several public companies in securities litigation relating to accounting issues.

Represented public utility in significant contract matter on appeal to Virginia Supreme Court.

Represented construction company in appeal of contract litigation to Virginia Supreme Court.

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Richmond Bet-the-Company Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014

Named a "Local Litigation Star," Virginia, Benchmark Litigation, 2013, 2018

Named the "Richmond Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2012

Named “One of the Most Influential Women” in Law, The National Law Journal, 2007

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2006-2018; Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2007-2018; Criminal Defense-White Collar, 2006-2018; Litigation-Environmental, 2011-2018; Litigation-Securities, 2011-2018; Business Litigation, 1995-2006, 2012, 2013, Woodward/White, Inc.

Named a "Leader in the Field," Litigation: General Commercial, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2008-2011

Named to "Virginia Legal Elite," Commercial Litigation, Virginia Business Magazine, 2006, 2010, 2011

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Appellate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2017

Named to Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America List, 2006

Recipient, Honorary LL.D., University of Richmond, 1993

Recipient, Honorary LL.D., The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, 1993

Named Honorary Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Richmond, 1994

Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation

Fellow, American Bar Foundation