The Business of Justice

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Biography

Anne joined Eckland & Blando as a summer associate in 2019. Since joining the Firm as an attorney, she has served clients by diligently representing them through every step of litigation: from fact gathering, through aggressive discovery, to the comprehensive briefing of matters in a variety of practice areas including: commercial litigation, contract law, defamation, constitutional law, and maritime law. Anne has cultivated an extensive knowledge in government contracts, including government compliance and bid protests. Since joining the Firm, she has played an integral role in the success of both a multi-day arbitration and a comprehensive jury trial, including directing witnesses.
 
Anne graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and briefed and argued a Fourth Amendment Rights case in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as a member of the law school’s Appellate Clinic. Anne’s leadership at the University of St. Thomas led her to receive the Excellence in Professional Preparation Award, an honor reserved for a select number of students each year who demonstrate and foster ethical principles and character in the practice of law.
 
As an Associate at Eckland & Blando, Anne has a great passion for serving her clients and enjoys the challenges and fast-paced nature of litigation. Anne’s background in politics and experience on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. helps her find creative, pragmatic, and robust solutions to even the most complex problems.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2020

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 2020
    • Law Journal: Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor in Chief, 2019 – 2020
  • The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
    • B.A. – 2017
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Politics

Honors & Awards

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law Mission Award: Excellence in Professional Preparation

Associations & Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association

Past Employment

  • Judge Edward Wahl, Hennepin County, Judicial Extern, 2018
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, General Counsel, Legal Intern, 2018