Anne Savin

Career Associate

Washington, D.C.

Anne blends her extensive and unique experiences in the corporate and military worlds to provide nuanced solutions to her clients' complex legal problems.

Anne brings her unique background to bear on federal appellate matters that cut across a range of substantive areas of the law. She has authored petitions for certiorari, briefs in opposition, and amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving civil rights, constitutional, veterans, and immigration law. She also advises clients on cutting-edge developments in the financial technology and artificial intelligence sectors, where disruptive technologies continue to raise fundamental legal questions.

For nearly a decade before joining Orrick, Anne served as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corp.  Her military experiences include prosecuting dozens of criminal cases--including rape and murder--at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Benning, Georgia, advising the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General and other senior Army leaders at the Pentagon on military justice issues, and advising the commander of the Army's only active-duty information warfare brigade in intelligence and operational law in the information and cyberspace domains.  Among other distinctions, Anne was awarded the Bronze Star for her service in Afghanistan with the 82d Airborne Division and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School.

Before joining the Army, Anne practiced in San Francisco, first with the litigation group at Pillsbury Winthrop and later with Jones Day's issues and appeals practice.  Her representative cases include successfully defending an oil-and-gas company against claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute and customary international law, securing a complete defense verdict at trial on alter ego and agency liability allegations against an insurance company, and successfully defending on appeal summary judgments based on professional responsibility violations and statute of limitations grounds.

  • Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Sellers v. McDonough, No. 20-1148 (U.S. Feb. 12, 2021).

    Brief for Respondent in Opposition, Bass v. Greve, No. 20-283,  2021 WL 769697 (U.S. Mar. 1, 2021) (mem.).

    Brief of Military-Veterans Advocacy Inc. as Amicus Curiae in Support of Appellant, Arellano v. Wilkie, No. 20-1073 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 13, 2020).

    Brief of Church-State Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, No. 19-123 (U.S. Aug. 20, 2020).

    Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Reply Brief, Perez-Castillo v. Barr, No. 19-442, 140 S. Ct. 2564 (2020) (mem.).

    Brief of Military-Veterans Advocacy Inc. as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Francway v. Wilkie, No. 19-604, 140 S. Ct. 2507 (2020) (mem.).

    Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Reply Brief, Morris v. Mekdessie, No. 19-266, 140 S. Ct. 870 (2020) (mem.).

    Brief for Respondent in Opposition, Monroe Cnty. Comm'n v. Nettles, No. 19-386, 140 S. Ct. 856 (2020) (mem.).

    Brief for Respondent, ABF Capital Corp. v. Osley, 414 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2005).

    Brief for Respondent, A.I. Credit Corp. v. Aguilar & Sebastinelli, 113 Cal. App. 4th 1072 (2003).