Anna M. McDonough


Anna focuses her practice on business combinations, including mergers and acquisitions, other complex corporate transactions, and corporate counseling. 

Anna advises business owners, boards of directors, and executives on an array of issues, from business development and emerging market opportunities, to financing from both institutional lenders and venture capital firms. Anna has substantial experience drafting and negotiating shareholder agreements, buyouts, and equity offerings to executives. Anna acts as outside general counsel to several small to mid-size corporations. She is a trusted advisor to general counsel of larger corporations, dealing with company operations and risk management. 

Within the umbrella of corporate practice, Anna has managed the purchase and sale of substantial assets of bankruptcy estates. She has also developed a practice in biologics and life sciences: representing buyers and sellers of hospitals and nursing homes, as well as medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the acquisition of assets and licensing transactions.  

Anna represents foreign businesses in establishing U.S. operations, advising them on acquisitions and operations, including supply and distribution agreements. She works with Select Greater Philadelphia to help global businesses establish a presence in the United States. Anna represents U.S. companies seeking to expand operations internationally, whether by acquiring local companies or by commencing their own operations in diverse locations, ranging from China to Europe and throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Anna is active in the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) and lecturers on topics in corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and other relevant issues for various organizations, including the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

In 2019, Anna was recognized for her excellence in pro bono representation by Immigration Equality and received the organization's Safe Haven Award.  Anna was named a Client Choice Award winner by Lexology in 2022, 2021, and 2018, and the International Law Office for her outstanding client service. 

Anna also commits her time to pro bono work for nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, with a focus on organizations that assist disadvantaged and disabled children and those that assist adults in recovery. Anna is pro bono counsel and a member of the board of directors of the Working Film Establishment. 

Anna earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.



Cozen O’Connor Advises United Hydrogen Group, Inc. in Sale to Plug Power, Inc.

June 24, 2020

United Hydrogen is one of the largest privately held merchant hydrogen producers in North America. The company operates a manufacturing plant in southeast Tennessee with a capacity to produce 6.4 tons of liquid hydrogen daily, with plans to expand to 10 tons per day.

My Weekday Workout: Cozen O’Connor's Anna McDonough

August 13, 2019

Anna McDonough shares the role fitness plays in her daily life in an article on

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Jeremy Glenn and Anna McDonough Named Client Choice 2018 Winners by Lexology

February 08, 2018

(Chicago/Philadelphia, February 8, 2018) – Cozen O’Connor attorneys Jeremy Glenn (Labor & Employment Practice - Chicago) and Anna McDonough (Corporate Practice – Philadelphia) have been named 2018 Client Choice winners by Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO).

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Texas–Austin, B.A., 1994

Awards & Honors

Client Choice Award Winner, Lexology, 2018, 2021, 2022

Immigration Equality Safe Haven Awards, 2019 

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania