Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation


Sacramento, CA


Anastasia Boden is an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation's Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive occupational licensing laws, and laws that restrict freedom of speech. Anastasia has fought for the right to earn a living in federal courts across the country. Her focus is on "Competitor's Veto" laws, which essentially allow existing businesses to veto new competition. She also testifies to state legislatures on the constitutionality of licensing laws. In 2015, Anastasia was selected for the Claremont Institute's prestigious John Marshall Fellowship.

Prior to joining PLF, Anastasia acted as Research Assistant to Professor Randy E. Barnett while he litigated the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. She also worked at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, and at Washington Legal Foundation.

Anastasia received her J.D. from Georgetown University, and obtained her B.A. with Dean's Honors in Global Studies and History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Areas of Expertise

Civil Liberties, Economics, Public Policy & Law

“see her speak”
Trial by Formula & Class Action Lawsuits - Federalist Society  
Nevada State Legislature testimony starting at 1 hr 16 min.  
Nevada Committee for Transportation testimony starting at 42 min 20 sec