Associate

Annie E. Kouba

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Annie Kouba represents institutional investors in securities fraud and shareholder litigation as well as public clients and government entities.

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Annie’s work includes helping Biogen shareholders in their fight to recover losses associated with the pharmaceutical company’s allegedly dangerous drug Tecfidera. She also assists in litigation filed by the Cherokee Nation against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies related to the False Claims Act. She has additional experience in qui tam whistleblower litigation. 

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Annie interned with the North Carolina Department of Justice in the Health and Human Services Division where she drafted criminal briefs for the N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court, and assisted the president of the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys. She also interned with the EMILY’s List Political Opportunity Program and has worked as a voir dire consultant.

Annie concentrated in Community, Management, and Policy Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Social Work Master’s program where she specialized in the intersection of public policy and the law. Through a practicum with the program, Annie interned with the Compass Center for Women and Families in the Financial Literacy Education Program, where she served as a certified counselor with The Benefit Bank. 

While pursuing her studies at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Annie served as a published staff member on the First Amendment Law Review and as vice president of the Carolina Public Interest Law Organization. She also participated in the Pro Bono Program there, through which she prepared tax returns for low-income citizens and researched and provided social work policy and legal perspective related to minors’ rights after sexual assault for a guidebook from the NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

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Education

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2016
  • M.S.W., University of North Carolina School of Social Work, 2016
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 2012

Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Political Action Committee Task Force
  • South Carolina Association for Justice

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Casework

Opioid Litigation

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