Anna C. Haac is a Partner in Tycko & Zavareei’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on consumer protection class actions and whistleblower litigation. Her prior experience at Covington & Burling LLP, one of the nation’s most prestigious defense-side law firms, gives her a unique advantage when representing plaintiffs against large companies in complex cases. Since arriving at Tycko & Zavareei, Ms. Haac has represented consumers in a wide range of practice areas, including predatory payday loan and other financial service practices, product liability, false labeling, and other deceptive and unfair trade practices. Her whistleblower practice involves claims for fraud on federal and state governments across an equally broad spectrum of industries, including customs fraud, health care fraud, and government contracting fraud.
Ms. Haac has helped secure multimillion dollar relief on behalf of the classes and whistleblowers she represents. In addition, she has been instrumental in securing key appellate victories, including a recent landmark decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which held as a matter of first impression that the evasion of customs duties for failing to mark imported goods with their foreign country of origin gives rise to a claim under the False Claims Act. Ms. Haac also serves as the D.C. Co-Chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and previously served as Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Consumer Law Section Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar.
Ms. Haac earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006 and went on to clerk for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Prior to law school, Ms. Haac graduated with a B.A. in political science with highest distinction from the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.