Anna Karnaze is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice within the Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Karnaze represents clients in government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and complex civil litigation, particularly within the healthcare, entertainment, sports, and media industries. Her clients include various types of entities, including large hospital systems, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, ambulatory surgery centers, medical waste disposal and destruction companies, private equity firms, and global media conglomerates.

Ms. Karnaze has represented clients in connection with governmental and internal investigations regarding the False Claims Act (FCA), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Stark Law, and Controlled Substances Act (CSA). She has experience defending clients before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

While in law school, Ms. Karnaze served as senior notes editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and director of professional development for the Women’s Leadership Coalition. During her 3L year, she also participated in the Child and Family Justice Center. Ms. Karnaze continued her work in child and family law as a Public Interest Law Initiative fellow during the summer of 2019.

Prior to joining Latham full-time, Ms. Karnaze was a summer associate in the firm's Chicago office. Before attending law school, she was a high school teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Thought Leadership

Ms. Karnaze’s publications include:

  • You Are Where You Eat: Discrimination in the National School Lunch Program, 113 NW. U.L. REV. 3 (2018)

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2019
    cum laude
  • Master of Teaching in Secondary Education, University of Virginia, 2013
  • BA in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2012