Ana L. Jara


Ana Jara litigates commercial disputes, defends individuals and corporations in white collar cases, and handles investigations. In her trial work, Ana has argued motions, prepared experts for trial, conducted depositions, served as second chair in bench and jury trials, and negotiated settlements in multi-party litigation. In the white collar space, Ana has defended parties in enforcement actions, assisted clients with government subpoenas, and represented individuals in criminal proceedings. In her investigative work, Ana has examined allegations of accounting and securities fraud, employee misconduct, and data breaches.


Government Experience

  • Charles C. Ruff fellow, Civil Litigation Division, Office of the Attorney General, District of Columbia
  • Policy fellow, Office of Congressman Mark Pocan, U.S. House of Representatives

Representative Matters

  • Second-chaired jury trial, giving the opening statement, examining two lay witnesses and an expert, and arguing motions, resulting in complete acquittal for client
  • Successfully defended two holding corporations in litigation related to short sales made on certain stocks nationwide. Obtained voluntary dismissals for both clients
  • Secured dismissal on summary judgment for a government contractor in Title VII and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 employment discrimination litigation
  • Successfully compelled arbitration in class action litigation for a national real estate developer
  • Served as trial counsel for a national real estate developer in 32-party construction defect litigation alleging various tort claims
  • Represented FINRA’s Audit Committee in conducting a highly publicized independent review of its Dispute Resolution Services arbitrator selection process
  • Conducted an internal investigation related to employee misconduct involving the use of corporate confidential information on behalf of a multinational corporation
  • Managed aspects of an investment company’s business litigation docket by successfully resolving FINRA disputes, responding to federal and state subpoenas, and drafting regulatory compliance policies for client to implement



  • J.D. The George Washington University Law School 2013
    • Staff member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal
    • George Washington Law School Merit Award
    • AJ Harris Law Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Judge Carol Dalton Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • At-large board member, Board of Directors, Hispanic Bar Association for the District of Columbia
  • At-large board member, Board of Directors, Women’s Bar Association for the District of Columbia


  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Ones to Watch, Real Estate Litigation, 2021– 2022
    • Ones to Watch, Real Estate Litigation and Insurance Law, 2023
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Member Spotlight, 2019


Pro Bono

  • Secured asylum for client
  • Won a motion under the Second Look Amendment Act in DC for client to be resentenced and released
  • Provide extensive pro bono work with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project