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- B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2010
- J.D., Cornell Law School, 2016
- cum laude
- Hon. Paul A. Crotty, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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- Women’s Resource Center International Women’s Day Award, Cornell Law School
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Cornell Law School
- Managing Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
- Member, Cornell Law School Advisory Council
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Annie O’Toole is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.
Annie is an experienced litigator with substantial white-collar, internal investigation, and civil litigation expertise. Annie’s active pro bono practice has concentrated on resentencing for juveniles who have been sentenced to life sentences without the opportunity for parole. She has also worked to challenge legislation that unlawfully discriminates against the LGBTQ community.
Annie joined the firm after clerking for the Honorable Paul A. Crotty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and was previously an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. During law school, Annie also served as an Extern for the Honorable Joel A. Pisano of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and as a clinic student and research assistant for the Cornell Capital Punishment Clinic and Cornell Juvenile Justice Project.
Annie is a cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her work in the Capital Punishment Clinic and in Law & Higher Education, as well as the Women’s Resource Center International Women’s Day Award. While at Cornell, Annie served as Managing Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, as the Graduate/Professional Student Trustee on the Cornell University Board of Trustees, and as a Teaching Assistant for a course on the “Death Penalty in America.” She currently serves as a member of the Cornell Law School Advisory Council.
Prior to law school, Annie worked as the Finance Director and Assistant Treasurer for the House and Senate campaigns of Congressman Rush Holt. She received her B.A. in political science from Vanderbilt University.