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Education CV


  • PhD Candidate in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • BCL (Distinction), Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • LLM, Harvard Law School
  • LLB (Hons) (Starred First Class Honours), Law with Accounting & Finance, University of Aberdeen

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
  • Attorney-at-Law in the State of New York

Anna is a Director of Studies, Special Supervisor and Tutor in Law at Newnham College, Cambridge and a Doctoral Researcher in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge. She has broad research interests in the fields of corporate governance, comparative company law, socially responsible ('ESG') investing, law and economics, law and finance, financial regulation, labour law, law and technology and takeover regulation. Her doctoral research focuses on shareholder activism, with a particular emphasis on activist hedge fund board representation. Anna has taught undergraduates labour law and company law and has taught on the Corporate Governance LLM course at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law. She is also a Teaching Fellow at University College London, teaching the Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions LLM course. 

Anna read for an LLB degree in Law with Accounting & Finance at the University of Aberdeen and graduated top of her class with starred First Class Honours. She then earned an LLM in Law at Harvard Law School and a BCL in Law (with Distinction) at Balliol College, University of Oxford. She later gained an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

After qualifying as an Attorney-at-Law in New York, as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland, Anna spent considerable time in practice. She worked as an Associate in corporate and energy law at the international law firm CMS, as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Senior Legal Counsel at a global FTSE 100 company and as a Senior Associate in cross-border mergers and acquisitions at the US law firm Skadden. 

For several years Anna has acted as an admissions interviewer for Newnham College and Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as an alumna interviewer for Stanford University and Harvard University undergraduate admissions. Additionally, she was recently invited to join the alumna team at Stanford Graduate School of Business, interviewing MBA applicants. She continues to remain active in a variety of outreach and social mobility initiatives that aim to widen the participation of state school pupils and students from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education and legal practice.

Anna also served as a Director and Secretary of the Harvard Law School Association of the United Kingdom. She is an academic member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. 





"The Agency Costs of Sustainable Capitalism: Responsible Activists, Index Investors, and the Big Three"

"Goldilocks (Control) and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King" (2020) 21(3) European Business Organization Law Review 591

J S Liptrap
(2020) 21(3) European Business Organization Law Review 591
Published: Oct 2019

"The New Hedge Fund Activism: Activist Directors and the Market for Corporate Quasi-Control" (2019) 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1

(2019) 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1
Published: Jun 2018

Book Chapters

"A COVID-19 Index Fund - The New Fearless Girl?" in Eidenmüller, Enriques, van Zwieten, Helleringer (ed(s)), Covid-19 and Business Law (CH Beck / Hart, 2020), pp. 33

CH Beck / Hart
ISBN 13:
Published Jul 2020

Case Notes

Bear Raids and Market Manipulation: Muddying the Waters? (2020) 79 (3) Cambridge Law Journal 420

Mapping Judicial Reactions to Shareholder Activism in the UK (2020) 79 (1) Cambridge Law Journal 21

J S Liptrap
Published: Jan 2020

Applying Section 175 of the Companies Act 2006 in the Post-Resignation Context: CJC Media (Scotland) Limited v Sinclair (2020) 24 (1) Edinburgh Law Review 74

J S Liptrap
Published: Jan 2020

Blog Posts

Conference Papers

"The Future of the Firm: The Impact of Technology, Innovation and Industrial Change" (European Corporate Governance Institute | University of Cambridge | UCL)

J S Liptrap
European Corporate Governance Institute | University of Cambridge | UCL
Published: Aug 2019