Associate

Annie E. Kouba

Annie Kouba represents institutional investors in securities fraud and shareholder litigation as well as public clients and government entities. Annie also advocates for survivors of childhood sexual abuse who wish to seek justice through the civil court system.

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She is a part of Motley Rice’s team of attorneys that represents dozens of cities, towns, counties and townships in the National Prescription Opiate MDL against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies for alleged deceptive marketing, fraudulent distribution and other business practices that contributed to the opioid crisis. Additionally, she represents several municipalities in litigation against multiple large telecommunications companies for alleged under-billing and under-remittance of 911 fees those municipalities depend upon to fund their emergency systems.

As an advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Annie represents abused former Boy Scouts in their Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy claims. She also litigates under newly enacted “window” laws that extend the number of years available for childhood sexual abuse survivors to file claims by opening a statute of limitations for a finite period of time.

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 contributed more than 100 hours 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.

Annie serves on the board of the Green Heart Project, a volunteer-assisted service-learning organization that integrates school farms as outdoor classrooms and connects students to fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce.

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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