Anna Kate E. Cannon
Anna Kate joins Bloch & White as the Firm’s first paralegal. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Humanities Fellow at the Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Institute and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Anna Kate graduated from Harvard College cum laude in 2021 with a B.A. in History & Literature and a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration & Rights. She was recognized as a member of the top 5% of her class and awarded a John Harvard Scholarship in 2020. As an undergraduate, she served as president of Natives at Harvard College, Harvard’s community organization for Indigenous undergraduates. As president, she represented the group in discussions with university leadership, other student organizations, and officials from the cities of Cambridge and Boston. In 2021, she was awarded a Student Leadership Award by the Native American Alumni of Harvard University. She interned with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and held multiple academic research positions through the Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Harvard History Department. She was an editor for The Harvard Crimson’s magazine Fifteen Minutes and for Stories from the Border, a student-founded publication dedicated to stories on immigration and immigration rights news. In her senior thesis, she examined the text and congressional arguments on the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, arguing that politicians’ incomplete understandings of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women severely limited the Act’s provisions for victims living on reservations. Her thesis received an Honorable Mention for the Ethnicity, Migration and Rights Thesis Prize.
Anna Kate was first drawn to Bloch & White by the Firm’s dedication to protecting civil rights and liberties, advocating for what is right, and maintaining a standard of excellence in every case. She is excited to contribute to Bloch & White’s mission of client-centered, high-impact litigation in service of the public good.
B.A., cum laude, Harvard College, 2021