Anne L. Doherty Associate

Anne concentrates on high-stakes commercial litigation and class action defense in trial and appellate courts.

She has won significant victories and favorable settlements for clients in both federal and state courts. Anne’s practice focuses on a range of complex issues related to class action litigation, consumer protection, commercial contract disputes, business torts, criminal law, trademark, and tax. Anne also advises on government and internal investigations. Anne participates in the firm’s pro bono efforts and represents indigent defendants before the federal courts of appeal.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Anne was a law clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was also an associate in the New York City office of a top-ranked global law firm.

While in law school, Anne prepared criminal appellate briefs as an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. Anne was on the managing board of the Virginia Law Review and was awarded the John M. Olin Prize in Law & Economics at graduation. She also received the Top Appellate Brief Award in her law school’s moot court competition. She was ranked third in oral argument and fifth overall in a national moot court competition.

Prior to law school, Anne graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford and summa cum laude from Florida State University.

"Being an advisor means listening to your clients’ concerns and working together to find solutions."

Experience

Represented a national bank in class action litigation related to automobile ancillary products.

Represented a multinational company in a multi-million dollar business tort dispute.

Represented a national bank in a multi-million dollar commercial contract dispute.

Represented a national bank in class action litigation related to state consumer protection statutes.

Represented a Fortune 500 company in a multi-hundred-million dollar tax refund suit in federal district court.

Represented a multinational company in a multi-million dollar tax refund suit in tax court.

  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review, 2014
  • University of Oxford, MS, Global Governance and Diplomacy, with distinction, 2011
  • Florida State University, BA, International Affairs, summa cum laude, 2010

Recipient, John M. Olin Prize in Law & Economics, 2014

Recipient, Lile Moot Court Competition: Top Appellate Brief Award, 2013

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