Ms. Ann O'Leary
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Ann O’Leary is a partner in the Silicon Valley practice of Boies Schiller Flexner, where she provides strategic counseling and crisis management to leaders and organizations in the corporate, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors. She also focuses on navigating high-profile disputes, investigations, and regulatory and compliance issues. Ann brings decades of experience in government, politics, social policy, and non-profit leadership. Prior to joining Boies Schiller Flexner, Ann served as Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and Co-Executive Director of the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project. She co-founded the national non-profit organization, the Opportunity Institute, as a continuation of her work as Senior Vice President of Next Generation– where she launched a national early childhood education initiative “Too Small to Fail” in collaboration with the Clinton Foundation. Earlier in her career, she was a Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco; Executive Director of UC Berkeley Law’s Center on Health, Economic and Family Security; the legislative director for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; and a policy advisor with the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Bill Clinton. Ann holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, a M.A. in Education Policy from Stanford University, and a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law. Ann serves on numerous non-profits boards including KQED (Northern California’s public media organization), the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings, The Representation Project, and the Opportunity Institute. In addition she serves as an advisory board member to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and also to ChIPsNetwork.org, a global community for advancing women in tech, law and policy.