Anna-Lisa Vanzo is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s New York office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Groups.
Anna-Lisa focuses her practice on representing and advising institutional and individual clients in securities and class action litigation, as well as government and internal investigations regarding alleged securities fraud, regulatory compliance, discrimination, workplace misconduct, and bankruptcy-related disputes.
Anna-Lisa maintains a strong commitment to pro bono work. She was the lead counsel in securing a favorable outcome for an indigent client in an eviction avoidance hearing, and also secured commutation for a non-violent offender client from the Obama administration.
Anna-Lisa is a junior board member for the Avenues for Justice, Andrew Glover Youth Program and was a New York City Bar Association associate leadership institute fellow.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Anna-Lisa served as a law clerk to the Honorable Debra Freeman, United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York, and was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
During her time at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Anna-Lisa was the MABLSA Frederick Douglass Moot Court Champion, a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and served as a teaching assistant to Professor Kermit Roosevelt for his Key Constitutional Concepts course. She also authored Hair’s the Thing: Trait Discrimination and Forced Performance of Race through Racially Conscious Public School Hairstyle Prohibitions¸17 U. PA. J CONST. L., 1255 (2015), and has been quoted in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Anna-Lisa received her B.A., cum laude, in Anthropology and International & Global Studies from Brandeis University.Show More