Annie Banks

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Annie Banks focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on class action defense in the consumer, securities, and data privacy contexts. Ms. Banks defends clients in class actions lawsuits involving claims for unfair business practices, violations of federal securities laws, and violations of federal and state data privacy laws.

She also represents public and private companies in white collar and other government enforcement and regulatory matters, securities class action litigation and internal investigations.Ms. Banks has experience litigating in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration, and has been involved in all stages of litigation, including bringing multiple cases to trial.

Her experience includes drafting pleadings and motions, handling pre-trial discovery and related disputes, directly communicating with opposing counsel, preparing for, attending, and taking depositions, and preparing for and attending trial, including examining and defending witnesses, arguing evidentiary motions, and creating trial graphics.

Ms. Banks earned her J.D. from UCLA in 2016, with a specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy. During law school she served as the Chief Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Banks received her B.A. in mathematics from UCLA in 2007 and her M.Ed. from UCLA in 2008. Ms. Banks was an Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholar in 2014.

Representative Work:

  • Ms. Banks’s recent engagements include:
    • Represented a large fitness center chain in arbitration concerning alleged participation rights in the $1.85 billion stock sale of the company. Defeated claims of liability and awarded over $1 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.
    • Representing a major global television brand in a multi-district class action litigation concerning alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act, unfair business practices, and violations of state consumer protection statutes.
    • Successfully resolved a securities fraud class action alleging insider trading and control person liability on behalf of a global investment firm after obtaining orders shortening the proposed class period, denying a second attempt at class certification, and forcing plaintiffs to withdraw a key expert witness.
    • Successfully first chaired jury trial involving pro bono client’s unlawful detainer proceedings, resulting in complete verdict for defendant.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2016
  • M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007

Bar Admissions:

  • California


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