Anna Skotko is a highly experienced litigator with an outstanding record of obtaining successful outcomes on behalf of her clients. Ms. Skotko served for over 13 years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she was lead counsel on numerous criminal trials and personally argued over a dozens matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, defending convictions, sentences, and summary judgments in a wide range of criminal and civil matters. As Deputy Chief of Appeals and Acting Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Ms. Skotko supervised over 100 appellate briefs and arguments.
In private practice, Ms. Skotko has successfully negotiated favorable resolutions in criminal prosecutions and civil disputes; led sensitive internal investigations; and meritoriously advocated for the interests of organizations in high-profile matters in court.
Ms. Skotko is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School, where she has taught advanced courses for over five years. She is also an active member of the CJA Appellate Panel for the Second Circuit; the Federal Bar Council's Criminal Practice Committee; and the New York City Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee.
Ms. Skotko clerked for the Hon. Barrington Parker in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Hon. Barbara S. Jones (Ret.) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Skotko earned her J.D. from Yale Law School. She also holds degrees from Oxford University and Harvard College, where she graduated summa cum laude.