Anne Weismann

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Anne Weismann is a public interest lawyer dedicated to transparency and accountability in government. Currently she is the Chief FOIA Counsel at CREW, a non-profit organization committed to identifying, analyzing, and deterring unethical government conduct. Previously she served as CREW’s Chief Counsel. On behalf of CREW Ms. Weismann has handled a wide range of high-profile litigation from lawsuits seeking public access to White House visitor records and to opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel to a records law suit seeking the recovery and restoration of millions of missing White House email. She previously served as the Executive Director of Campaign for Accountability, a non-profit organization that uses research, litigation, and communication to hold those who act at the expense of the public accountability for their actions.

Before entering the non-profit arena, Ms. Weisman served as the Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Bureau for the Federal Communications Commission and as an Assistant Branch Director at the Department of Justice, where she oversaw the Department’s government information litigation.

Ms. Weismann has received numerous honors for her transparency work and is a frequent lecturer on transparency and ethics issues. She received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Brown University and her J.D. from George Washington Law School.

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