Attorney Profile

Anastasia McCusker is a partner in the Firm's financial restructuring and bankruptcy practice. She concentrates in representing debtors, creditors, and trustees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Ms. McCusker is an integral part of the group’s litigation practices and has notable experience with respect to commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation, including at the appellate level.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. McCusker served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. In that position, she assisted the Court with hearings and trials, researched civil and criminal issues, and drafted opinions. Previously, she clerked for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.

Ms. McCusker graduated magna cum laude from Mount Saint Mary's University, where she majored in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies. In 2010, she graduated first in her class at the University of Baltimore School of Law.


  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • Executive Board Member, Law Review, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Mentor, University of Baltimore School of Law 1L Mentorship Program

News & Publications

January 14, 2021
Maryland Super Lawyers 2021 honors twelve Shapiro Sher attorneys

Twelve attorneys from the firm are recognized in the newly-released 2021 Super Lawyers list. Among them are two attorneys also cited on a list of the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” and three “Rising Stars.”

October 08, 2020
Know Your Risks: Limiting or Eliminating Damages through In Limine Requests

For the latest issue of ​Trial Evidence, ​a publication of the ABA Litigation Section, Anastasia L. McCusker and Daniel J. Zeller write on the intersection of summary judgment motions and motions in limine.

March 06, 2020
"Every Penny Counts: Remember Prejudgment Interest When Pursuing Pre-Petition Causes of Action"

Anastasia L. McCusker and Daniel J. Zeller write for the ABA's Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation newsletter.

July 30, 2019
"Can a Court Take Judicial Notice of Government Tweets?"

Anastasia L. McCusker and Daniel J. Zeller write for Practice Points, a publication of the ABA Section of Litigation.

September 04, 2018
Anastasia L. McCusker Becomes Partner at Shapiro Sher

Attorney Anastasia L. McCusker, previously an associate at Shapiro Sher, has been promoted to partner.

February 07, 2018
"An Empire of Concealed Assets": Super Lawyers Magazine reports on Shapiro Sher's victory in the Abell bankruptcy.

January 02, 2018
Shapiro Sher Wins Award for Reorganization of Novation Companies