Ann Campbell Flannery
Ann Campbell Flannery brings wide-ranging experience to her criminal defense and investigatory practice. An array of individuals and companies have relied upon Ms. Flannery to defend their rights and protect their interests.
Summary of Experience
Experienced Defense Attorney
Ms. Flannery has handled the defense of a broad range of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, including matters involving government contracts, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, tax, securities, mortgage fraud, and commercial business operations. Her clients have included individuals with professional licenses and companies with industry-specific concerns. She was a core member of a team that secured the dismissal of a major federal procurement fraud indictment against a Fortune 100 company and its officers.
As a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel, Ms. Flannery is occasionally called upon to represent indigent defendants. She has secured acquittals in federal jury trials involving armed bank robbery and narcotics trafficking.
Prior to her tenure as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Flannery was affiliated with the law firms Jenner & Block in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington, D.C., focusing on the defense of white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions and related civil matters.
Former Federal Prosecutor
Ms. Flannery's nine-year tenure as a federal prosecutor gives her extensive insight into the manner and means by which the federal government conducts criminal investigations and prosecutions.
As an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Ms. Flannery specialized in the prosecution of white collar crime. She successfully prosecuted white collar cases involving securities trading, bank loans, internal bank operations, racketeering, tax evasion, and insurance and credit card scams.
During the savings and loan crisis, Ms. Flannery organized and led a tri-state bank fraud working group comprised of state and federal investigators, regulators and prosecutors, and frequently lectured on bank fraud.
As a federal prosecutor, Ms. Flannery successfully tried numerous complex cases, including the prosecution of prison guards for civil rights violations involving multiple inmate beatings, the prosecution of a Swiss lawyer for the fraudulent use of internationally disseminated stolen bearer bonds, and the prosecution of a nationwide credit card scam.
Internal Corporate Investigations
In private law practice and as a senior consultant for the Business Intelligence and Investigations division of Kroll (an international risk consulting firm), Ms. Flannery has conducted numerous internal corporate and business intelligence investigations. Some of these investigations have paralleled or anticipated federal criminal investigations; others have been for the purpose of uncovering and eradicating costly wrongdoing.
These investigations have produced successful results including the dismissal of criminal charges and the identification and elimination of wrongful activity committed by employees and subcontractors.
Adjunct Professor of Law
As an adjunct professor at Temple University's Beasley School of Law, Ms. Flannery pioneered a course on the Law of Investigations. This course examined the law of criminal, regulatory and private investigations and how such investigations can parallel and impact one another. This experience is particularly relevant to professional clients who must consider the impact of a criminal investigation on their professional or business licensing status, as well as clients who are involved in investigations being jointly conducted by civil, criminal and regulatory authorities.
Ms. Flannery has taught extensively in Temple Law School's nationally recognized Trial Advocacy Program. Through practice and critique, law students in this program learn courtroom procedures and the skills and strategies involved in trying cases.
Federal Law Clerk
After law school, Ms. Flannery served as law clerk for the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen, Federal District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. As a law clerk, she researched issues of law and drafted opinions for the Court in civil and criminal cases. This experience provided her with personal insight into the operation of the federal court system.
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Ms. Flannery is a 1982 graduate of Harvard Law School. Her interest in criminal defense began during law school with the representation of indigent defendants in Massachusetts criminal courts. She served as Vice President of Harvard Defenders, a student-run public defender organization.
Ms. Flannery graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 1979 with Honors in Economics and a second major in History. Her college honors thesis and her law school Juris Doctor paper concerned the deregulation of the airline industry and resulting antitrust implications.
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Ms. Flannery is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and Illinois.
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- Preparing the Pre-Sentence Investigation Report: Policies and Practices (Federal Bar Association-Criminal Law Committee, 2014)
- Making an Effective Sentencing Hearing Presentation (Federal Bench-Bar Conference, 2013)
- Effective Advocacy in an Adversarial Criminal Justice System (Federal Court – EDPA, 2013)
- Federal Sentencing: How Tight is that Collar? (PACDL White Collar Practice Conference, 2013)
- Sentencing Departures v. Variances (Federal Bar Association–Criminal Law Committee, 2011)
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