Anne B. Sekel is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She has experience assisting clients with a broad range of litigation matters, including Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims, employment discrimination and retaliation, trade secrets/non-competes, commercial and financial fraud, breach of contract, and white collar defense and government investigations. Ms. Sekel is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment Practices.
Ms. Sekel has successfully represented clients in all phases of commercial disputes, ranging from pre-litigation dispute resolution through trial or arbitration.
Ms. Sekel has been active in leadership roles within the firm, having served as the representative of the New York Office on the firm’s Associates Committee and having served as the Committee's national chair, and currently serving as a representative on the firm’s Women’s Network. Ms. Sekel is the New York City office chair of the Litigation Department. She also frequently works on the firm’s loss prevention and professional responsibility matters.
Ms. Sekel also devotes a considerable amount of time to various pro bono efforts. She has represented an individual from The Gambia in a defensive asylum application, as well as represented a death row inmate in his post-conviction efforts to have his death sentence vacated. In addition, she represents a non-profit organization that partners with third world artisans to help them build sustainable businesses.
Ms. Sekel currently is serving as the co-chair of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.
In 2013 – 2016, Ms. Sekel was selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers - Rising Stars® lists.
In 2017, Ms. Sekel was selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® list.
Ms. Sekel earned her juris doctorate degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University, where she supervised student advocates for the Courtroom Advocates Project and was co-chair of the Cardozo Advocates for Battered Women. Ms. Sekel earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University.
She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and for the District of New Jersey.