Top Women Litigators
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Anne L. Box
Place of Birth: Cleveland
Law School: University of Tulsa
Law Firm: Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
Practice Area: Securities
Years in Practice: 20
Shortly after joining Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins in 2003, Anne L. Box took on a case that would consume her almost every waking moment for the next four years: representing victims of the giant Enron fraud fallout.
As a state prosecutor in Fort Worth, Texas, during the 1990s, Box had tried 100 cases to verdict. It was that kind of experience and talent the firm was looking for to help co-founder Patrick Coughlin lead the trial. Box and Coughlin divided the trial preparation according to the banks they would be going up against. Box prepared the joint pretrial order and devised a trial strategy. Four years, 400 witnesses, millions of pages of testimony and 50 experts later, the firm won the largest recovery in history - more than $7 billion.
Box is now at work on another massive case involving options backdating, in which she is representing investors, including the California Public Employees' Retirement System, against UnitedHealth. It is set for trial in July.