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Amy L. Neuhardt

Washington, DC

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Areas of Practice


Constitutional Law and First Amendment / Mass Media


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1995; Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review

Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, History and Literature, 1990; Captain, Varsity Fencing Team


Hon. John Minor Wisdom, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1995-1996


District of Columbia

New York



Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals: District of Columbia Circuit, Federal Circuit, Second, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits

United States District Courts: District of Columbia; Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana; Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Amy L. Neuhardt’s main practice areas include complex commercial litigation, civil appeals and media law.

Since joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Ms. Neuhardt’s practice has included the defense of the former CEO of a prominent insurance company in connection with multiple civil litigations alleging accounting fraud by the company’s shareholders, federal and state government entities, defense of an agricultural products manufacturer regarding allegations of a fraudulent spin-off of its related chemical businesses,  representation of a major British banking institution in connection with allegations that its acquisition of a United States investment bank was fundamentally unfair, representation of CBS Outdoor in connection with a contract dispute with the London Underground, and representation and representation of a prominent non-governmental organization before the D.C. Circuit in connection with the appeal of orders dismissing a defamation claim filed against it by a Serbian billionaire. 

Ms. Neuhardt has participated in trials, arbitrations and appeals in such areas as antitrust, insurance, bankruptcy, breach of contract, fraud, securities fraud, defamation, and death penalty law. She also has conducted numerous internal investigations of corporations in the United States and abroad. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Neuhardt was associated with the New York offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, at which firms she practiced civil litigation and media law. She also practiced in New Orleans, Louisiana at the law firm Correro, Fishman, Haygood, Phelps, Weiss, Walmsley & Casteix LLP, where she practiced media law.

Ms. Neuhardt has written extensively on media related matters. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she has served on the Communications Law Committee and the Litigation Committee. She also has served in various positions in the American Bar Association, including as Editor of the Communications Lawyer and as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, Law and Media Committee.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

Fellow, American Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia (NLSP)

District of Columbia Bar, Litigation Steering Committee 2015-2018

Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Law and Communications Committee 2002-2005, Litigation Committee 2005-2008

American Bar Foundation, 2002-present

Editor, Communications Lawyer, 2002-2006

Chair, ABA Young Lawyers Division,Law & Media Committee, 2001-2002


Recent Developments in Defamation Law, Practising Law Institute (1998-2002) (co-author)

Louisiana Chapter of MLRC 50 State Survey: Current Developments in Media Libel Law (1997-2002, 2005) (co-author)

Louisiana Chapter of MLRC 50 State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law (1996-2002) (co-author)

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BSF Wins Court Battle for Barclays in Lehman Purchase Suit (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)

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BSF Wins $4.3 Billion Court Battle & Settles All Remaining Legal Disputes for Client Starr International (In The News)

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Firm Report: May 2009 (May 2009)

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BSF client, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, featured in Fortune magazine cover story (issue date 10/13/08)

Firm Report: July 2008 (07.28.2008)

BSF Wins Right to View Key Documents on Behalf of Client Maurice "Hank" Greenberg (February 21, 2008)

New York Appellate Division Rules in Favor of Firm's Client on Access to Documents Claimed to be Privileged (February 20, 2008)

Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)

Firm Report: November 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue III (11.01.2006)

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