Anna Brook

Anna Brook graduated from The Cooper Union in 2004 with a B.S.E. degree and earned a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 2007. Brooke is a partner in the intellectual property group at the law firm Culhane Meadows, focusing on patent litigation and counseling. Prior to that, she worked in the New York office of an international law firm for 12 years where she represented pharmaceutical companies in patent litigation relating to some of the world’s top-selling medicines, consumer goods manufacturers in litigation relating to everyday household products, and patent owners in high-stakes corporate transactions.  

Brook lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children and hopes that at least one of their kids eventually attends Cooper Union (for free).

Role: Alumni Trustee 
Elected to the Board: June 2024 
Class Term: 2028 
Term Limit: 2028

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.