Attorney at Law; Civics Teacher, Gateway High School
San Francisco, CA

KennerFrom 1986-2000, Anne Kenner served with the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division. Based first in New York and then in San Francisco, Anne specialized in narcotics, organized crime, and white-collar fraud prosecutions. In San Francisco, she also served as the Chief of Appeals. From 2003-2009, Anne was an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law, University of California, where she taught Criminal Procedure. In 2009, Anne joined the faculty at Gateway High School, a public charter school in the San Francisco Unified School District, where she taught Civics for six years. While at Gateway, Anne earned a clear single subject teaching credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

From 2005 to 2011, Anne served as a Trustee of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. She is also a former Trustee of the Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco, and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

 Anne’s husband, Jim Scopa, is a venture capitalist specializing in the medical sciences. Anne and Jim have two adult children, Sally and Will, and two far less mature Australian Shepherds. Ms. Kenner obtained her AB from Harvard College, and her JD from the University of California, Berkeley.

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