Anna Brook BSE’04

Running for: Secretary

Campaign Statement

I am honored to be nominated for CUAA Secretary.  I am the current Secretary and if elected I will continue to ensure smooth communications and organization within the CUAA Council, and to advance engagement with the alumni community and outside of Cooper Union.  

My brother (ChE ‘13) and I both benefited from Cooper Union’s free tuition and I am dedicated to providing future generations of Cooper students the same opportunity.  As a result, I serve on CUAA Committees that are integral to fundraising (Annual Fund Committee), alumni engagement (Communications Committee), and maintaining a positive working relationship between the CUAA and Cooper Union (I am chair of the MOA Committee).  I also spearheaded the creation of the Alumni in Law affinity group in 2019 to engage alumni, provide networking opportunities, and encourage fundraising.  

I learned a lot in the past year as the Secretary and plan to use that knowledge to grow and improve in this role.  I will continue to manage CUAA Council communications, be available to members to relay information or concerns, and work to increase alumni involvement.


Anna Brook graduated from Cooper Union in 2004 with a BSE degree.  She earned a JD degree from Harvard Law School in 2007.  Anna 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.  Anna 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.

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