Anna C. Haac

Anna C. Haac

Partner

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Anna C. Haac is a Partner in Tycko & Zavareei’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on consumer protection class actions and whistleblower litigation. Her prior experience at Covington & Burling LLP, one of the nation’s most prestigious defense-side law firms, gives her a unique advantage when representing plaintiffs against large companies in complex cases. Since arriving at Tycko & Zavareei, Ms. Haac has represented consumers in a wide range of practice areas, including product liability, false labeling, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and predatory financial practices. Her whistleblower practice involves claims for fraud on federal and state governments across an equally broad spectrum of industries, including health care fraud, customs fraud, and government contracting fraud.

Ms. Haac has helped secure multimillion dollar relief on behalf of the classes and whistleblowers she represents. In addition, she has been instrumental in securing key appellate victories, including a recent landmark decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which held as a matter of first impression that the evasion of customs duties for failing to mark imported goods with their foreign country of origin gives rise to a claim under the False Claims Act. Ms. Haac also serves as the D.C. Co-Chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and as Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Consumer Law Section Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar.

Ms. Haac earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006 and went on to clerk for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Prior to law school, 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.

Ms. Haac is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland state bars. She is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, District of Maryland, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Publications:

The Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.’s April 2013 bulletin, which can be viewed here.

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.

Articles

Federal Contractor Whistleblowers Now Permanently Protected from Retaliation (December 20, 2016)

Maryland’s Proposed False Claims Act Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Fight Fraud (March 25, 2015)

Kickback-Tainted Medicare/Medicaid Claims for Reimbursement Actionable Under FCA, New York Federal Judge Holds (September 10, 2014)

Contractor Pays $500,000 for Not Buying American (June 13, 2014)

Customs Fraud Whistleblower Cases on the Rise (April 25, 2014)

Ninth Circuit Grants Summary Affirmance In Objectors’ Appeal From Class Action Settlement: A Case Study In Dealing With Serial Objectors (Dec. 12, 2013)

Record Healthcare Fraud Recoveries Under U.S. False Claims Act (April 1, 2013)

News & Press Mentions

Court Unseals Documents and Grants Class Certification in Case against General Electric Company Alleging Dangerous Potential of Microwave Glass Doors to Spontaneously Shatter and Explode,” PR Newswire (March 16, 2017)

Moussako, Abraham, “Classes Certified In GE Shatter-Prone Microwave Suit,” Law360 (March 10, 2017)

Moyer, Justin Wm., “Lawsuit alleges JPMorgan Chase bilks D.C. jurors with high debit card fees,” The Washington Post (Feb. 10, 2017)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Issues Landmark Decision Holding that Failing to Properly Mark Imports with their Foreign Country of Origin Can Give Rise to False Claims Act Liability,” National Law Review (Oct. 6, 2016)

Katy Stetch & Valerie Bauerlein, “Christian Laettner Reaches Deal to Repay Investors,” Wall Street Journal (Sept. 20, 2016) –

Blythe, Anne, “Former Duke player Laettner reaches deal with creditors to avoid bankruptcy,” The News & Observer (Sep. 20, 2016) –

Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation, “In Face of Class Action Lawsuit, Delaware Medicaid Removes Unlawful Restrictions to the Cure for the Hepatitis C Virus,” Health Law & Policy, News Blog (June 8, 2016)