Anna E. Butel

Anna Butel

Anna Butel helps clients navigate the ever-expanding legal landscape of privacy and data security matters. Anna stays up to date on legislative and regulatory developments at the state and federal levels, helping clients anticipate and accomplish their compliance goals efficiently. In her practice, Anna has updated privacy representations, advocated in state regulatory proceedings, and advised clients in launching new data-supported products in compliance with existing and forthcoming laws.  

Anna is experienced in advising clients on requirements of state consumer privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), and the Connecticut Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (CTPA). Anna also assists clients in understanding and complying with federal sector-specific laws, including the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) unfairness and deception authority. She advocates for clients before legislators and regulators, at the state and federal levels.

During law school, Anna served as a student advocate in Georgetown Law’s Communications and Technology Law Clinic, where her work advancing algorithmic and technological equity for people with disabilities earned the International Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Student Advocacy Award. For nearly her entire law school career, Anna worked as a research assistant to Professor Mary Hartnett, a co-author of the forthcoming authorized biography of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 2022
    • Notes editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
    • Research assistant, Professor Mary Hartnett
    • Recipient, Student Advocacy Award, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Chair, Professional Development, First Generation Student Union
    • Legal intern, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
    • Legal intern, Federal Communications Commission
  • B.A. Strategic Communications summa cum laude Oklahoma State University 2013
    • Top Ten Senior
    • Senior of Significance
    • Top Strategic Communications Graduate
    • Vice president, Blue Key Honor Society
    • Secretary, College of Arts and Sciences Student Council
    • Member, Order of Omega

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


Pro Bono

  • As a summer associate, Anna assisted Venable in securing the release of an individual under Washington, DC’s Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA), which allows individuals incarcerated before the age of 25 to petition for resentencing