Ann M. Kappler is Deputy General Counsel and Head of External Affairs, at Prudential Financial. Prior to joining Prudential, Ms. Kappler was a partner in the Financial Institutions, Litigation, and Public Policies and Strategies practice groups at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr. Prior to returning to private practice in 2006, Ms. Kappler served as General Counsel at Fannie Mae. Previously, Ms. Kappler was a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block, where her practice focused on appellate litigation and long-term representation of a coalition of insurance agent and broker trade associations on insurance and banking issues.
Ms. Kappler serves on the Boards of Directors of the Pro Bono Partnership and the Council for Court Excellence and has served on the Boards of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Appleseed Foundation and Global Rights. Ms. Kappler graduated from Dartmouth College, received her law degree from New York University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif, and was a law clerk to Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Judge Abner Mikva and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry Blackmun.