Since the start of her legal career, Anna Rol has been dedicated to giving a voice to those not in a position to speak for themselves. During law school, Ms. Rol was awarded the 2012 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship for her work with The Nature Conservancy’s policy department, where she researched best practices to mitigate habitat damage caused by energy development. Since relocating to Texas, Ms. Rol has volunteered with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and Clemency Project 2014, a working group of lawyers and advocates providing pro bono assistance to federal prisoners who would likely have received a significantly shorter sentence had they been sentenced today. Since joining Baron & Budd, Ms. Rol continues to speak out for those in need by representing people who have been gravely harmed by drugs and devices manufactured by large corporations.
Anna Rol is dedicated to holding pharmaceutical corporations accountable for putting dangerous drugs and/or devices on the market. Her first encounter with a prescription drug company that put profits over patients was long before she decided to earn a law degree. In the early 2000s, Ms. Rol’s mother was prescribed Vioxx, a drug that was the subject of major litigation and global recall due to severe cardiovascular side effects that caused thousands of deaths. Fortunately, Ms. Rol’s mother was not among those harmed by the drug. Nevertheless, this early experience fueled Ms. Rol’s drive to represent those individuals who have suffered at the hands of pharmaceutical products – and continues to motivate her to give a powerful voice to medical consumers. Since joining Baron & Budd, Ms. Rol has worked on a variety of pharmaceutical cases, including Transvaginal Mesh, Xarelto, Essure, and Talcum litigation.
Outside the office, Ms. Rol enjoys spending time with her family in Virginia and Texas and living a sustainable, vegan lifestyle.
Case Comment, U.S. vs. Them: A Perspective on U.S. Immigration Law, 90 Denv. U. L. Rev. 769 (2013).