Ann Flannery’s practice focuses on federal criminal defense, particularly the representation of individuals in white collar investigations and prosecutions. An accomplished trial lawyer, she has achieved federal jury acquittals for clients facing allegations ranging from a $20 million bank fraud to multiple armed bank robberies.
A graduate of Harvard Law School and a former federal prosecutor, Ann brings attention to detail, criminal defense experience spanning three decades, and a deep understanding of the federal criminal justice system to her practice. Clients have relied on Ann to represent them in a broad range of federal investigations and prosecutions involving bank fraud, insider trading, money laundering, public corruption, investment fraud, pharmaceutical and health care crimes, tax fraud, and procurement fraud.
As a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia in the 1990’s, Ann focused on the prosecution of white collar crime. She 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. Her many jury trial successes on the prosecution side included convictions involving civil rights violations by prison guards for multiple inmate beatings; the fraudulent use of internationally disseminated stolen bearer bonds by a Swiss lawyer; a “bust-out” business fraud operation; various tax fraud schemes; and a nationwide credit card scam.
With trial victories on both the prosecution and defense side, Ann has taught extensively in Temple Law School's nationally recognized trial advocacy program and created a course on the Law of Investigations. She is an executive committee member of the Philadelphia chapters of the Federal Criminal Law Committee and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and is a former board member of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
This session will explore the challenges and novel legal issues arising in Federal criminal trial practice and procedure stemming from the pandemic. We will explore a variety of legal issues arising from COVID restrictions including challenges to the...