Women in Law 2022



A nne Larson joined Ogletree in late 2011, after chairing her prior law firm’s labor and employment law group. Anne elevated to equity shareholder within three years, using the Ogletree platform to build a robust national practice representing Fortune 100, Fortune 500 and middle market companies in the full spectrum of employment litigation. Anne’s practice concentrates on high stakes litigation such as Biometric Information Privacy Act class actions, Title VII disparate treatment, disparate impact and retaliation claims, and Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions. Anne’s broad litigation experience has made her a go-to counselor and risk manager for clients facing tough C-suite shake- ups, executive misconduct and terminations, internal harassment investigations, threatened disability claims and accommodation requests, and Family and Medical Leave Act issues. That allows companies to focus on running their businesses and avoid or reduce the time drain and expense of litigation. Currently, Anne is Co-Chair of the National Board of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law (Coalition), which oversees the Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York chapters. She develops programming that is thought provoking, entertaining and helps advance women in all aspects of their careers. Anne helped create this year’s “Literary Lawyers” program which features women lawyers who are also authors. Anne received the 2019 “Leadership Award” at the Chicago 10th Annual Leadership Forum for excellence in lawyering and for consistently advocating for women and gender parity in the legal profession. Anne is “a tremendous role model and advocate for the junior women lawyers at her firm. She is a bright, tenacious, detail- oriented but pragmatic lawyer who gets great results for her clients and sets an example of excellence and professionalism.” Anne gets great satisfaction from developing novel legal arguments and teaching junior attorneys how she engages with clients to get to the heart of the legal issues and facts. The Best Lawyers in America awarded Anne “Best Lawyer” honors in 2020, 2021 and 2022 for commercial litigation. Super Lawyers named Anne one of the “Top 50 Women Illinois Lawyers” for the last ten years, and one of the “Top 100 Illinois Lawyers” for the last nine years. Anne earned “Top 10 Women Employment Lawyers – Management Side” honors from Leading Lawyers in 2015. Anne was also named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” in 2001 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, an honor bestowed on only forty Illinois attorneys each year. Anne has a passion for the arts and has served as President of the Board for both Shattered Globe Theatre and Hedwig Dances. She served as Co-Chair of the Chicago Community Trust’s Young Leaders Fund, which makes grants to non-profits dedicated to the arts, children and economic redevelopment. In her spare time, Anne is a voracious reader, cycles the lakefront with her husband and plants over a 1000 tulips every fall in her postage-stamp size Chicago yard. Anne served as Law Clerk to the Honorable George W. Lindberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and participated in several high-profile criminal prosecutions while clerking. She spoke at Judge Lindberg’s memorial service on June 20, 2019, in the James B. Parsons Ceremonial Courtroom.



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