Anna F. Connolly joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in July 2021. Prior to that she was an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP where her practice focused on international and domestic commercial litigation as well as pro bono matters. She has significant experience in cross-border disputes, securities litigation, antitrust, and representing sovereign governments.
She has won numerous awards for her pro bono work, including civil rights and immigration matters, as well as work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. She was named a “Rising Star – The Top Women” by Super Lawyers in 2018. Professor Connolly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
She received a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a James Kent Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College.