Anna leverages her considerable commercial litigation experience to help her clients mitigate risk in contract, trade secret, insurance and employment matters.
A trusted partner for her clients, Anna guides clients through a variety of complex litigation matters, including contract disputes, trade secret protection and misappropriation, insurance coverage and non-compete issues. She also defends employers in administrative proceedings and federal court. Her broad litigation experience includes defending medical malpractice claims and arguing and appealing Medicare and Medicaid cases across Kansas, as well as representing clients on both sides of insurance coverage cases.
Outside of litigation, Anna regularly advises employers on compliance issues, employee hiring and discharge practices, employee manuals and handbooks, and wage and hour compliance. She has also counseled on internal complaint response and investigation, disability accommodation, policy creation and leave issues. She has counseled clients in a variety of industries, including health care, banking, aviation, real estate and municipalities. Additionally, Anna conducts sexual harassment trainings for staff and management-level employees.
Representing aircraft manufacturers in contract and employment litigation.
Representing a financial institution in a six-week jury trial in which the client was accused of breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets by a software company. Obtained a defense verdict in the case. Plaintiff originally sought damages of $55 million.
Representing an agricultural organization in a federal jury trial regarding insurance coverage under the Plant Variety & Protection Act. Obtained a plaintiff's verdict in the case.
Representing an insurance company on the interpretation of an insurance policy and receiving summary judgement in state court, which saved the company millions of dollars. Decision upheld on appeal.
Representing a former executive in litigation involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and securities claims.
Representing a cosmetology school regarding contract, trade secret, and non-compete issues.
Representing an IT company accused of misappropriation of trade secrets.
Representing medical providers in medical malpractice litigation.
Representing a federal contractor in collective bargaining and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings.
News & Insights
- Press Release11.16.2020
- Press Release08.20.2020
- Press Release08.15.2019
- Press Release06.25.2019
"Employment Law Hot Topics," Kansas Family Business Forum, February 2019
"There's an App for That! Trending Topics on Tech in the Workplace," Kansas SHRM Employment Law Conference, February 2019
"At A Crossroad: Intersections Between Campus and Corporate Cultures in the #MeToo Movement," Consortium of Title IX and Equity Officers in Higher Ed Conference, October 2018
"Sexual Harassment in Today's Workplace: Protecting Your Company in the #MeToo Era," Kansas SHRM State Conference, September 2018
"Impact of Current Administration on Business," Kansas Family Business Forum, November 2017
"Leave and Return to Work Issues," Kansas SHRM Employment Law Conference, February 2017
"Legal Essentials for Entrepreneurs," Wichita State University Business Booster Series, October 2016
"Anatomy of a Trial," Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, July 2016
- Firm Events01.28.2020
Junior League of Wichita Helen Brooks Hall Training Award, 2019
Super Lawyers© Rising Star – Employment and Labor, 2017 - 2020
Best Lawyers in America© Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2017 - 2021
Wichita Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, 2017
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Junior League of Wichita, New Member Training Chair, 2019-2020
Kansas Bar Association
Wichita Women Attorneys Association
Wichita Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee Co-Chair, 2016-2018
University of Kansas Alumni Association Wichita Network Board, Secretary, 2014-2018
International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, 2016
Practices & Industries
- Kansas, 2011
- Missouri, 2010 (inactive)
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2010
- Penn State International Law Review, Editor-In-Chief
- CALI Award, Sports Law
University of Kansas, B.S.J., B.A., 2005
- Chancellor's Award