Ann Mary Olson focuses her practice on securities litigation and complex commercial litigation, with a special emphasis on class action defense in both federal and state court. She has experience defending shareholder derivative suits and representing executives in connection with SEC investigations. Her recent work includes defending a syndicate of underwriters in connection with ’33 Act claims relating to a technology IPO.
Ms. Olson also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on prisoners’ civil rights claims and actual innocence cases. While in law school, Ms. Olson was a member of the Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic, where she helped represent inmates in three states and helped prepare a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before law school, Ms. Olson practiced as a lay advocate before the Fort Peck Tribal Court in Montana, where she has been licensed since 2007.
Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Olson was an intern for the Environmental Defense Fund. She was a Dechert summer associate in 2012.
Harvard College, A.B., 2008
University of California Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2013