Ana M. Francisco is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she focuses her practice on complex business disputes and has extensive trial and arbitration experience. Ms. Francisco represents insurers in high-stakes coverage litigation, particularly matters involving coverage for mass tort and environmental pollution claims, as well as advising clients on a host of risk management issues. In addition, Ms. Francisco routinely represents clients in data-breach incident response and investigations. She is a member of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices and the Insurance & Reinsurance Industry Team.
Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Francisco was a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP.
*Certain of these matters occurred prior to Ms. Francisco joining Foley & Lardner LLP.
In 2016, Ms. Francisco was recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in insurance: advice to insurers. She was named one of the "Top Women of Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2010) and has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013 in the field of commercial litigation. She also received the Boston University Public Interest Project Distinguished Alumni Award (2009) as well as the PAIR Project Outstanding Service Award (2009).
Ms. Francisco earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law (magna cum laude, 1993) where she was editor of the Boston University Law Review. She received her B.A. in business management and finance from Southeastern Massachusetts University (summa cum laude, 1987).
Ms. Francisco is admitted to practice in Massachusetts; before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Southern District of New York, and the Southern District of Ohio.
Ms. Francisco is fluent in Portuguese.