Anna Aguilar

Anna Aguilar, a founding partner at Aguilar Bentley LLC, has built a successful private practice representing companies and individuals in a variety of complex civil litigations, including complex business disputes, business torts, fraud and negligence claims, fiduciary duty issues, employment disputes (including non-compete issues and defense of discrimination claims), real estate, insurance, intellectual property, contract and licensing matters.  Ms. Aguilar also has significant experience representing clients in connection with internal and government investigations, including securities law, fraud, accounting issues, and workplace investigations, including investigations relating to claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other misconduct.  Ms. Aguilar also frequently assists clients in settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.  Ms. Aguilar teamed up with Lisa Bentley to establish Aguilar Bentley LLC, after years of litigating cases with Ms. Bentley, both as associates at the New York City firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where Ms. Aguilar was an associate from 2002-2008, and then as colleagues in a boutique litigation practice at Berger Legal LLC.

Prior to her time at Willkie Farr, Ms. Aguilar served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas H. Politan in the District of New Jersey from 2000-2002.  As a law clerk in federal court, Ms. Aguilar had the privilege of assisting Judge Politan in all aspects of federal civil and criminal cases, received an incredible education on legal research and effective writing, and gained a practical perspective on what really happens in chambers.

Ms. Aguilar has recently represented: 

  • International furniture company in defense of claims alleging  breach of share purchase agreement;
  • Victims of Bernard Madoff in connection with Madoff Bankruptcy Action and recovery of SIPC advances;
  • Software company in AAA arbitration regarding non-payment of royalties and breach of software license agreement;
  • Media company in federal litigation concerning allegations of trade secret misappropriation and other business torts;
  • Internet-based company in internal investigation concerning employee allegations of internal improprieties;
  • Seller of commercial property in real estate dispute concerning allegations of fraud and concealment;
  • Publishing company in connection with defense of claims of libel and slander;
  • Media company in connection with allegations of copyright and trademark infringement;
  • Parties receiving criminal and civil case subpoenas;
  • Creditors in connection with bankruptcy actions;
  • Hotel franchisees in federal court actions;
  • Executives and companies in connection with employment agreements, separation agreements, and non-competition agreements;
  • Companies in connection with employment-related claims, including discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and whistleblower claims.

    • B.A., Boston University, Cum Laude

    • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Bar Admissions:
    • New York

    • New Jersey

    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Associations and Memberships:
  • New York City Bar Association
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