Anna's clients face challenges that require current knowledge of health care law and a sophisticated understanding of its many legal gray areas. A respected advisor to the medical community, she counsels her clients on a daily basis as they navigate the constantly evolving changes in health care law. It doesn't matter if the issue is big or small; if it's important to her client, it's important to Anna. Her philosophy? To paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.: the true measure of a person is not where she stands in good times, but where she stands in times of challenge. Dedication, honesty and the ability to make tough calls−these are just a few reasons why our health care clients call on Anna.
As the managing partner of Underberg & Kessler, and a member of our Health Care and Corporate & Business Practice Groups, Anna represents hospitals, long-term care providers, physicians and other providers throughout the Upstate New York region. She gives advice and counsel on risk management and patient care, professional discipline, and state and federal regulatory compliance, and contractual matters. Her ultimate goal is to create success for each client so that they can provide their services more effectively and with a minimum of risk.
Professional and Community Involvement
Anna is a member of Rochester Regional Health's Board of Directors and its finance committee, and chairs its community affairs committee. She is also treasurer of the St. John’s Home Foundation Board, serves on the Boards of Directors of St. John's Senior Living, St. Ann's Community and the Nativity School, and is a member of the Monroe County Long Term Care Council.
Awards and Recognitions
Anna was selected a 2007-2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. She also was named to the 2013-2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America®, and was honored with their 2018 Rochester "Lawyer of the Year" designation for Health Care Law.
Anna was named one of the 2013 "Top Women in Law" by The Daily Record. The Top Women in Law award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of women attorneys who are making notable contributions to the legal profession, while inspiring a positive change in the community.
Additionally, Anna is a 2008 recipient of the Monroe County Medical Society’s prestigious Edward Mott Moore award. This award recognizes those whose lives reflect the qualities exemplified by Dr. Edward Mott Moore as a physician, teacher, investigator, leader and contributor to the community. Anna was also a 2000 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s "Forty Under 40" Award.