University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1998
Pace University School of Education, M.A., Teaching 2004
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2007
I went to law school to be a social justice lawyer, and I became passionate about workers’ rights when I volunteered in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, and saw how poorly low-wage workers were treated in the recovery effort. I have been proud to devote my career especially to fighting for immigrant workers, who all too often face exploitation and abuse in the workplace. Wage theft is so pernicious across industries, and I’m pleased to join Getman Sweeney & Dunn to put stolen wages back into workers’ pockets.
Anamaria joined the Firm in 2023. Prior to joining GSD Anamaria worked as the Project Director of the Employment Law Project at the New York Legal Assistance Group, representing New Yorkers in a range of employment matters, including workplace discrimination, wage theft, sick and family leave, and denials of unemployment insurance. Before that she was a Senior Staff Attorney at Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services), in the Workplace Justice and Consumer Rights Projects.
Anamaria served from 2011 until 2017 as a union delegate and as a Vice President of Legal Services Staff Association 2320, a unit of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers (NOLSW), UAW Local 2320. In that role, she was instrumental in coordinating a two-week strike in February 2015, where the union won important victories including MFJ’s first-ever paid parental leave policy, maintenance of crucial healthcare benefits, and gains in pay equity for support staff.
Anamaria received her law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 2007, where she graduated cum laude and received the Dean’s Special Achievement Award and the Archibald Murray Public Service Award. While at Fordham she worked as a judicial intern for the late Honorable Deborah A. Batts, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York. She was awarded the Fordham University Rising Star award in 2015. Anamaria is a member of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association. The daughter of Colombian immigrants, she speaks fluent Spanish.
State Court: New York Federal Court: United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.