Anna S. M. McCarthy

  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3748
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As an associate with a focus in civil litigation, as well as labor and employment, Anna McCarthy counsels clients in a variety of areas. In the labor field, she counsels clients in the development of employee policies, wage and hour issues, discipline and termination decisions, discrimination and harassment claims, and employment contract disputes. Anna has experience drafting litigation papers and conducting discovery for clients. She also assists with the development of clients’ affirmative action programs and in ensuring compliance with employment-related federal and state regulations.

In addition to her work with the labor and employment group, Anna supports clients that are involved in business-related disputes, including breaches of contract and issues of premises liability. She has experience drafting pleadings, motion papers, and settlement agreements.


  • Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County (BAEC)
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), Western New York Chapter


  • Top 8 Finalist,” The Frederick Douglass 2015 National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
  • Recipient, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Award for Academic Excellence in the following classes: Family Law, 2014; Healthy Homes Legal Practicum, 2014; Public International Law, 2013
  • Semifinalist, SUNY Buffalo Law Desmond Moot Court Competition 2013
  • Recipient, Buffalo Human Rights Center Summer Fellowship, 2013


  • Co-Author, "Civil Appeals in New York: Oral Argument, Disposition, and Motions for Reargument in the Fourth Department," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, April 4, 2016


  • Presenter, “Employee Handbooks Should be Living Documents, Not Cookie Cutter,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 5, 2017



  • New York
  • New York State courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


  • Erie County Family Court Judge Sharon LoVallo


  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Executive Publications Editor, Buffalo Human Rights Law Review
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 2011