About Annie Braudy


I practiced law for 20 years, as civil rights attorney, policymaker, and lobbyist.  Some highlights:

  • Defeated the Church of Scientology in LA federal court after they tried to destroy the reputation and livelihood of Dr. John Clark, whose work helped families extricate their loved ones from Scientology.

  • Passed legislation, working across the table with Democratic and Republican leadership, to pair early release of non-violent prisoners with community-based services to reduce recidivism and costs to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Recruited and managed a team of volunteer attorneys who reopened the cases of eight incarcerated women, The Framingham Eight, domestic abuse survivors convicted for killing their abusers. This led to multiple releases and reductions in sentences based on self-defense. http://www.cryan.com/blog/20171018.jsp.

In 2005, I founded A Bigger Play to help businesses and individuals have bigger results, working as:

  • Operations Manager to professional service businesses (currently Operations Manager with 3D Leadership Group)

  • Collaborator in catalyzing projects of social impact (see Projects for more)


  • University of Michigan, B.A. in Anthropology, 1973

  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.,  1980

Iā€™m a multi-instrumentalist, versed in both the classical music (piano) and the popular music (vocals, keyboards, accordion, and flugelhorn) worlds. 

I speak Spanish, understand some French, and am learning to read Hebrew.