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Paula Anderson is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice.  Her experience is broad, with an international focus, and encompasses a wide range of areas, including internal and government investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) risk assessments and compliance reviews, cross-border litigation, corporate governance, bankruptcy litigation, antitrust, M&A-related litigation, and international arbitration.  Her clients have included global leaders in the finance, insurance, automotive, telecommunications, oil and gas, engineering, media and entertainment, consumer goods, healthcare and manufacturing industries.  Ms. Anderson has taught Advanced Trial Advocacy Training programs for prosecutors at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and at the International Criminal Court. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Anderson served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Diane Lebedeff, New York Supreme Court in 1999, and the Honorable Donna Mills, Civil Court of Manhattan, New York in 1998. 

In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Anderson was named a “Rising Star” in the area of international law by SuperLawyers Magazine.  In 2013, Ms. Anderson was named to New York Law Journal’s inaugural “2013 Rising Stars” list. In 2012, she was awarded the National Organization of Women’s “2012 Women of Power and Influence Award,” and was named to Crain’s NY Business Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list of top achievers under the age of 40.  In 2014, Ms. Anderson was named to Global Investigations Review’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list of the world’s leading young investigations specialists. Ms. Anderson has also been recognized by the Council of Urban Professionals (“CUP”) as a 2014 CUP Catalyst Change Agent in Law for her extraordinary professional achievements and service to the community.  In 2016 and 2018, Ms. Anderson was recognized by Benchmark Litigation in its “Under 40 Hot List” and was honored by The Network Journal with its 40 Under Forty Achievement Award.  She was also named a "Next Generation Lawyer" in 2018 and 2019 in The Legal 500 for her notable International Litigation experience.  Most recently, Ms. Anderson was recognized as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers.