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Anna Manasco

Anna Manasco

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Anna Manasco concentrates her practice on trial strategy and appeals in complex, multi-jurisdictional, and high-stakes litigation. She has represented clients in state and federal trial courts, the Alabama Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, various federal courts of appeal across the country, and arbitration. Anna leverages her appellate experience to identify key legal issues and develop litigation strategies specifically tailored to each client’s needs at all phases of a dispute. She frequently serves her clients in the pre-trial, trial, and appellate phases of litigation. In the pre-trial and trial phase, Anna handles dispositive motions, motions in limine, discovery disputes, privilege issues, and evidentiary issues.

Anna has handled a diverse range of matters, including cases in the areas of commercial litigation, regulatory litigation, contract disputes, construction, environmental litigation, toxic tort litigation, securities law, products liability, and professional liability.

Anna has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2014. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Bar Association's Council of Appellate Lawyers. As an associate, she argued in the Alabama Supreme Court at its October 2012 public session at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. Before joining Bradley, Anna clerked for Judge William H. Pryor Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Anna graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review and won two prizes in the Morris Tyler Moot Court Finals. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Judge Rosemary Barkett, and Judge Rosemary Pooler awarded Anna and her co-counsel the Potter Stewart Prize for the best overall argument and the Thurman Arnold Prize for best oral argument. While at Yale, she authored a student note in the Yale Law & Policy Review and an article in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. Before law school, Anna earned a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Oxford, where she studied women’s representation and parliamentary politics. Manchester University Press published her thesis as a book titled “Women, Men and the Representation of Women in the British Parliaments: Magic Numbers?”

Anna graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 2002, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics and served as president of the Student Government Association. Upon graduating from Emory, Anna was elected to the Emory College Hall of Fame and awarded the Lucius L. McMullen Award, which is given annually to one senior with “extraordinary promise for future leadership and service to the community, nation and world.”

Anna is a native Alabamian, having grown up in Montgomery. She graduated summa cum laude from Saint James School and was elected Alabama Girls State Governor and Girls Nation President.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2008

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2008, Yale Law & Policy Review, Executive Editor; Potter Stewart Prize, Best Moot Court Argument, 2008; Thurman Arnold Prize, Best Moot Court Oral Argument, 2008
  • Oxford University, Ph.D., Politics, 2008
  • Emory University, B.A., 2002, summa cum laude; Student Government Association, President; Lucius L. McMullen Award, 2002
Areas of Practice
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Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

Underwritten
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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