Anna Hayes is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Hayes focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and has experience representing clients in trial, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration, and inquiries and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). 

Ms. Hayes' notable representative matters include:

  • representing a real estate developer in a six-day trial over a General Services Administration (GSA) leasing dispute involving breach of contract
  • advising a client in responding to a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) by the DOJ inquiring into potential Sherman Antitrust Act violations
  • representing an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor in a multibillion-dollar ICC arbitration dispute involving fraud and breach of contract issues arising from the construction of a mega infrastructure project in South America
  • representing several charitable organizations in a dispute related to contested will and trust provisions
  • advising a nonprofit trade association member related to an internal board of directors dispute
  • representing a landowner in an appeal concerning a land use and zoning decision by the District of Columbia Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA)

In addition, Ms. Hayes maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented a charitable organization in connection with protecting its intellectual property, including trademark registration, and has volunteered with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to ensure eligible voters' access to participate in elections.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Hayes clerked for the Honorable Marcia Morales Howard in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She was involved in criminal and civil bench and jury trials and gained experience in a variety of disputes, including business torts, employment litigation, securities litigation and insurance matters.

While in law school, Ms. Hayes was elected executive articles editor for the Florida Law Review. She also served as a teaching assistant for legal writing and appellate advocacy courses. In addition, Ms. Hayes tutored first-year students in criminal law and civil procedure.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., with high honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida