Anne Savin

Career Associate

Washington, D.C.

Anne brings a unique blend of corporate trial and appellate litigation and military prosecutorial experience to provide nuanced solutions to her clients' complex legal problems.

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 on military justice, and advising the commander of the Army's only active-duty information warfare brigade.  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 in private practice include successfully defending an oil-and-gas company against claims brought under the Alien Tort Statue 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.

  • ABF Capital Corp. v. Osley, 414 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2005):  Successfully represented limited partner against partnership seeking to enforce royalty agreements after statute of limitations expired.  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed trial court decision without oral argument.

    A.I. Credit Corp. v. Aguilar & Sebastinelli, 113 Cal. App. 4th 1072 (2003):  Successfully briefed and argued case on behalf of corporate client against former law firm seeking attorney fees after its disqualification for ethical violations.