Anna McCarthy


Local Director

E-MAIL: Anna McCarthy

PHONE: 716-844-3748

ANNA S. M. MCCARTHY, Local Director, is an Associate in the Buffalo office of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. Anna focuses in labor and employment at HSE, as well as privacy and data security. She frequently counsels employers in the development of employee policies, union relations, wage and hour issues, discipline and termination decisions, discrimination and harassment claims, and employment contract disputes. She also counsels clients on best practices for maintaining compliance with federal and state cybersecurity regulations, including breach preparation, privacy notices and practices, and the security of information systems.


In 2019, Anna was a recipient of The Daily Record’s Up and Coming Attorneys award.


Anna is the current co-chair of WBASNY WNY’s Employment Law Committee, and she is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Federal for Just Communities, Western New York, an organization dedicated to overcoming racism, bias, and discrimination through advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.  


Anna graduated from SUNY Buffalo Law School, where she received the Buffalo Human Rights Center Summer Fellowship to provide legal assistance to refugees relocating to the Western New York area. Anna is also a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish. Prior to attending law school, Ms. McCarthy spent a year in Spain teaching English in both primary school and university classes.

Anna lives in Williamsville with her wife and daughter.