Anna Bitencourt
Senior Attorney

Anna is a staff attorney with the NAD. As litigator and intake specialist, her duties include handling inquiries from consumers seeking legal or advocacy assistance and engaging in litigation and administrative advocacy on behalf of the deaf and hard of hearing community. Prior to joining the NAD, she was an associate attorney for Dansie & Dansie, LLP representing clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters before administrative agencies, and state and federal judges and juries. Anna is a graduate of University of Maryland College Park (B.S.) and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.). While in law school, Anna served as Senior Note and Comment Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy. Her Note, “Tripping over TRIPS and the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Legislation and Political Decisions in Brazil and the United States”, was published in the same Journal. Anna also served as judicial intern to Special Master Golkiewicz of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Anna was born in Brazil to an Italian family and is a polyglot and self-professed linguaphile. In her spare time, she dances and practices yoga and enjoys outdoor sports such as hiking, running, and climbing. She loves theatre and performed with National Theatre of the Deaf in a national tour. Anna also loves to read and travel, especially to Brazil and Italy to visit her family.