Ann-Marie Luciano is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice. She has a unique and varied legal background counseling clients facing litigation and government investigations brought by state attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as litigating antitrust, consumer protection and white collar criminal defense matters.
Ann-Marie also advises clients on antitrust and consumer protection compliance issues and counsels on potential acquisitions from an antitrust perspective. Ann-Marie advises clients on how to avoid becoming the target of state AG investigations and how best to address issues proactively before they escalate into litigation.
Ann-Marie has extensive e-Discovery management and strategic planning experience, having negotiated numerous client document production and data responses in both the civil litigation and government investigation contexts.
Ann-Marie also advises clients regarding the development and implementation of best practices to ensure compliance with data preservation requirements, privacy laws and applicable customer notification requirements.
Ann-Marie has substantial experience in the area of complex antitrust and financial services litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Section 1 and Section 2 matters. She has successfully represented plaintiffs asserting monopolization and exclusive dealing claims and has been involved in defending numerous antitrust cases related to the credit card industry.
Ann-Marie also advises clients on the antitrust, state AG and regulatory issues associated with potential acquisitions, as well as all aspects of the Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification process.
Ann-Marie also has significant experience representing corporations and individuals in a variety of defense matters, including the representation of former would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley for more than a decade in federal court hearings relating to requests for conditional releases into the community.
Ann-Marie also has represented corporate employees of a large accounting firm in connection with a grand jury investigation related to a tax shelter scandal and has defended a major pharmaceutical company in an investigation into an Anti-Kickback Statute and health care fraud scheme.
Ann-Marie has performed a substantial amount of pro bono litigation work relating to constitutional, habeas corpus and death penalty issues, including successfully drafting an amicus brief on behalf of The Innocence Project, Inc. in Holmes v. South Carolina (2006), as well as an amicus brief on behalf of habeas scholars in Day v. McDonough (2006).
Ann-Marie is an active member of the American Bar Association and is a founding member of the State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee of the ABA. She served as legislative committee chair to the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys from 2002 through 2004, and she served as a delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York in 2004.
As a law student at Cornell Law School, Ann-Marie served as a legal intern at the White House in the Office of Counsel to the Vice President during the summer of 2000. She also served as a note editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.
- Representation of a major petroleum and natural gas company in a first of its kind action filed by a State AG alleging antitrust and consumer protection violations related to the acquisition of oil and gas leases in the state.
- Advising a major telecommunications company regarding antitrust clearance through every major and high-stakes acquisition the company has undertaken over the past decade.
- Counseling and representing a major pharmaceutical company in various antitrust matters at the state and federal level, including representing the company in antitrust investigations by state and federal competition regulators.
- Representing a global nutrition company in responding to inquiries by state and federal regulators into its marketing practices and developing and implementing a strategy for responding to attacks by activist investors.
- Represented a Fortune 100 company in a 50-state investigation into advertising and pricing practices.
- Successfully represented a public company in resolving multiple state investigations into consumer contract and pricing practices as well as a multistate antitrust task force into market practices.
- Cornell Law School, J.D., 2001
- Allegheny College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1998
BAR ADMISSIONS : District of Columbia; New York
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court — Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court — Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court — Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court — District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
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