Cozen O’Connor: Luciano, Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie Luciano

Member

Washington, D.C.

(202) 471-3420

(202) 861-1905

Recent Publication:

2018 State AG Round-Up & Trends for 2019 [The State AG Report Blog]

In 2018, the Cozen O'Connor State Attorneys General Practice reported on a variety of significant investigations and enforcement actions conducted by state attorneys general (“AGs”) through the course of the year. Here, we provide a round-up of the noteworthy AG actions from 2018 and predict trends...

Ann-Marie Luciano is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorneys General Practice. She has a unique and varied legal background counseling clients facing litigation and government investigations brought by state attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as litigating antitrust, consumer protection and white collar criminal defense matters. Ann-Marie also advises clients on antitrust and consumer protection compliance issues and counsels on potential acquisitions from an antitrust perspective.

Ann-Marie advises clients on how to avoid becoming the target of state AG investigations and how best to address issues proactively before they escalate into litigation. Ann-Marie has extensive e-Discovery management and strategic planning experience, having negotiated numerous client document production and data responses in both the civil litigation and government investigation contexts. Ann-Marie also advises clients regarding the development and implementation of best practices to ensure compliance with data preservation requirements, privacy laws and applicable customer notification requirements.

Ann-Marie has substantial experience in the area of complex antitrust and financial services litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Section 1 and Section 2 matters. She has successfully represented plaintiffs asserting monopolization and exclusive dealing claims and has been involved in defending numerous antitrust cases related to the credit card industry. Ann-Marie also advises clients on the antitrust, state AG and regulatory issues associated with potential acquisitions, as well as all aspects of the Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification process.

Ann-Marie also has significant experience representing corporations and individuals in a variety of defense matters, including the representation of former would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley for more than a decade in federal court hearings relating to requests for conditional releases into the community. Ann-Marie also has represented corporate employees of a large accounting firm in connection with a grand jury investigation related to a tax shelter scandal and has defended a major pharmaceutical company in an investigation into an Anti-Kickback Statute and health care fraud scheme.

Ann-Marie has performed a substantial amount of pro bono litigation work relating to constitutional, habeas corpus and death penalty issues, including successfully drafting an amicus brief on behalf of The Innocence Project, Inc. in Holmes v. South Carolina (2006), as well as an amicus brief on behalf of habeas scholars in Day v. McDonough (2006).

Ann-Marie is an active member of the American Bar Association and is a founding member of the State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee of the ABA. She served as legislative committee chair to the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys from 2002 through 2004, and she served as a delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York in 2004.

As a law student at Cornell Law School, Ann-Marie served as a legal intern at the White House in the Office of Counsel to the Vice President during the summer of 2000. She also served as a note editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Launches New State Attorneys General Practice with Addition of Nationally Acclaimed State AG Practice

May 05, 2015

On the heels of its recent announcement of the addition of 60 lawyers in Chicago, Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce the addition of ten attorneys and government professionals and the formation of the firm’s State Attorneys General Practice.

Publications

2018 State AG Round-Up & Trends for 2019 [The State AG Report Blog]

January 24, 2019

In 2018, the Cozen O'Connor State Attorneys General Practice reported on a variety of significant investigations and enforcement actions conducted by state attorneys general (“AGs”) through the course of the year. Here, we provide a round-up of the noteworthy AG actions from 2018 and predict trends...

State AGs and SCOTUS: Term Preview [The State AG Report Blog]

October 04, 2018

State Attorneys General (“AGs”) continue to be active as both litigants and amici in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. This term there are several cases with significant State AG amici involvement that implicate important state issues. The following is a preview of these major cases for which...

FTC and DOJ Issue Guidance on Application of Antitrust Law to Employee Hiring and Compensation [Labor & Employment Alert]

October 25, 2016

The FTC and the DOJ jointly released Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources Professionals, advising that, going forward, the DOJ intends to criminally investigate companies who agree with competitor(s) to fix wages or other terms of employment or enter into so-called “no-poaching” agreements by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees.

Businesses Have the Mic at the NAAG Consumer Protection Seminar [The State AG Report Blog]

May 24, 2016

Consumer protection staff from State Attorney General offices around the country are in Washington, D.C., this week to attend the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) 2016 Spring Consumer Protection Seminar. This twice-a-year seminar provides government officials and staff an opportunity...

The State AG Report Weekly Update December 10, 2015 [The State AG Report Blog]

December 10, 2015

Antitrust Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Attorneys General and the FTC Challenge Merger of Two Office Supply Companies Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane, District of Columbia AG Karl Racine, and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) have sought a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining...

The State AG Report Weekly Update October 22, 2015 [The State AG Report Blog]

October 22, 2015

Consumer Protection 16 Attorneys General Urge CMS to Prohibit Binding Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Facility Contracts 16 AGs, led by Maryland AG Brian Frosh, submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to express their opposition to pre-dispute...

The State AG Report Weekly Update October 8, 2015 [The State AG Report Blog]

October 08, 2015

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB Considers Rulemaking to Limit Use of Arbitration Clauses for Financial Products The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced it is considering proposing rules that would ban consumer financial companies from using arbitration clauses to...

The State AG Report Weekly Update September 3, 2015 [The State AG Report Blog]

September 03, 2015

Charities New York Attorney General Settles with Charity Trustees for Allegedly Misusing Funds New York AG Eric Schneiderman reached a settlement with the former trustees of Homeland Foundation, Inc., a general charitable organization that maintains and operates a museum and gardens for the...

Health-Conscious Food Label Claims: The “Natural” Frontier for State AGs? [The State AG Report Blog]

July 23, 2015

Consumer interest in eating healthy has grown.  Organic food sales have risen rapidly over the last decade, jumping from just over $10 billion in sales in 2004 to $32 billion in 2014.  This boom in sales has led to some of the nation’s biggest food companies acquiring small organic food companies...

The State AG Report Weekly Update July 2, 2015 [The State AG Report Blog]

July 02, 2015

Antitrust Second Circuit Upholds Ruling Against Apple for E-Book Price Fixing Conspiracy The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a District Court ruling, finding that Apple orchestrated a conspiracy among book publishers to fix prices for e-books. A lawsuit was brought by 33...

Recent Developments in State Attorneys General Enforcement [The Urban Lawyer]

June 10, 2015

Bernard Nash, Ann-Marie Luciano and Bryan Mosca discuss new investigatory and policy activity among state attorneys general.

The State AG Report Weekly Update May 28, 2015 [The State AG Report Blog]

May 28, 2015

Consumer Protection 22 Attorneys General Settle With Social Networking Site and Online Florist for Allegedly Engaging in Unfair and Deceptive Practices. 22 Attorneys General, led by Kansas AG Derek Schmidt and Maryland AG Brian Frosh, reached a settlement with social networking site Classmates,...

Shining the Light on State AGs and the Solar Industry [The State AG Report Blog]

May 06, 2015

In a trend that shows no signs of abating, a growing group of State Attorneys General are setting their sights and investigation resources on the solar industry. Often relying on their state unfair and deceptive trade practices acts, these State AGs primarily have pursued the sellers and...

2017 Guide to State Attorneys General [Map]

May 05, 2015

The guide includes information on attorney generals in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, and Territories of the United States, including a photos, year first elected or appointed, political party affiliation, leadership positions and brief background summaries.

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2001
  • Allegheny College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1998
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court