Anna Patej focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. She was previously a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Patej earned her JD from Stanford Law School.

Before pursuing her legal degree, Dr. Patej was an astrophysicist whose work centered on cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. Dr. Patej received her PhD in physics from Harvard University and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Arizona as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Einstein Fellow.

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  • Education

    • JD, Stanford Law School, 2021

      Carl Mason Franklin Prize in International Law

      High Pro Bono Distinction

      Environmental Law Clinic

      Co-Coordinator, Environmental Law Pro Bono Project

    • PhD, Physics, Harvard University, 2016

      Finalist, Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in Astrophysics, American Physical Society
    • MA, Physics, Harvard University, 2014

    • BA, Physics, Princeton University, 2012

      summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

  • Languages

    • Polish

    • Spanish



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