Anne Purcell has spent her entire legal career at the National Labor Relations Board. She began her career in 1978 in the Kansas City field office where she conducted investigations of charges alleging violations of the National Labor Relations Act. She also litigated a number of unfair labor practices cases before administrative law judges and the Board. In 1986 she relocated to the Headquarters office where she served as Board Member Cracraft's Chief Counsel. In 1992, she transferred back to the General Counsel's side of the Agency in the Division of Operations-Management. The Division of Operations-Management serves as staff to the General Counsel and monitors the performance of the 51 field offices across the country. She is currently the head of the Division.