Anna Sallstrom litigates complex commercial disputes, with a focus on trade secret litigation as well as antitrust litigation and counseling. As a former computer programmer, she specializes in cases involving software or other highly technical trade secrets. In addition, as a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, she leverages an insider’s perspective on antitrust investigations, enforcement and litigation to help clients mitigate antitrust risk and resolve disputes.

U.S. Department of Justice

As a trial attorney with the Telecommunications and Broadband Section of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, Anna represented the United States in civil antitrust investigations and enforcement actions, chiefly in the areas of media, telecommunications and technology. During that time, she led a team of attorneys and economists in an investigation of a proposed merger between two software companies. She was a member of the trial team seeking to block a $108 billion merger of the largest video distributor in the U.S. and the nation’s largest content provider, during which she second-chaired multiple trial examinations. Anna was also part of the team that successfully obtained a consent decree in a case involving information-sharing among video distribution competitors.

Prior Experience

In a previous life, Anna was a programmer analyst for General Mills. She later worked as a summer associate for competing law firms. After law school, Anna served as a term law clerk for the Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger III in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Personal Interests

Anna enjoys spending time exploring the lakes around Minneapolis with her family.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger III, 2014-2015


Stanford Law School
J.D. Stanford Technology Law Review (editor in chief), Pro Bono Distinction (2014)

Carleton College
B.A. in Computer Science, magna cum laude, with distinction in major, Phi Beta Kappa (2009)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Antitrust Section Council


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024
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