Anna C. Haac earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006. While in law school, she was selected as a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review, awarded a “Book Award” for outstanding legal writing, and elected President of the Food Stamp Advocacy Project. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. In 2002, Ms. Haac graduated with a B.A. in political science with highest distinction from the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Prior to joining Tycko & Zavareei LLP, Ms. Haac was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP, one of the nation’s most prestigious defense-side law firms. During her time at Covington, she represented corporate clients in high stakes cases, focusing her practice on complex civil litigation, white collar defense work, and employment disputes. Among other matters, Ms. Haac represented Fortune 500 companies in government investigations into violations of federal laws and regulations, advised employers on applicable federal and state employment laws, and litigated on behalf of companies and individuals in patent, insurance, and other civil matters. This wide variety of substantive experience makes her well-equipped to handle a diverse array of whistleblower cases.
While at Covington, Ms. Haac also maintained an active pro bono practice. She represented two prison inmates, for example, in a civil rights case against the District of Columbia alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement, in which one of her clients reportedly received the largest settlement for a prisoner wrongful death action in the District’s history. Ms. Haac, in addition, took advantage of her firm’s relationship with the Neighborhood Legal Services Program, through which she advocated on behalf of indigent clients in court on a daily basis at motion hearings, oral examinations, and trial, including as lead trial and appellate attorney.
A member of the District of Columbia and Maryland state bars, Ms. Haac is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Haac is co-author of the 2012 edition of the District of Columbia Employment Privacy Law Section of the MLRC 50-State Survey of Employment Libel and Privacy Law. In addition, Ms. Haac recently published an article in The Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.’s April 2013 bulletin, which can be viewed here.