Paula Howell Anderson '98

Paula Howell Anderson is a partner in the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she works in the Litigation Group and has built an international reputation in such areas as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations, anticorruption, sanctions and AML compliance, cross-border commercial disputes, M&A-related litigation, bankruptcy litigation, antitrust and international arbitration. Her clients have included global leaders in the finance, technology, healthcare, insurance, automotive, telecommunications, oil and gas, mining, media and entertainment, and manufacturing industries. She has been a longstanding member of the firm's Diversity Committee and co-chaired its Black Lawyers Inclusion Network. She currently serves as the Global Associate Development Partner, overseeing the firm’s professional development initiatives for associates, including practice support, training, and mentoring. In addition to her work as a litigator, Anderson has done extensive pro bono work teaching Advanced Trial Advocacy Training programs for prosecutors at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and at the International Criminal Court. She has also trained prosecutors, judges and law enforcement personnel in East Africa on prosecuting cases of human and wildlife trafficking. Anderson has been recognized by a number of industry publications, including Savoy Magazine, which recently named her as one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers. Anderson earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she was class valedictorian, and her law degree from Harvard Law School.