BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
ANNA S. M. MCCARTHY, Local Director, is an Associate in the Buffalo office of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. Anna focuses in civil litigation at HSE, as well as labor and employment. 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. Outside of her work in litigation, Anna advises clients in the area of cybersecurity.
Anna is the current 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 Language and Culture and became fluent in Spanish. Prior to 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.