Profile

Amanda’s practice focuses on white collar defense and complex commercial litigation and arbitration. She has also represented companies and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigations.

Amanda’s white collar defense experience includes representing senior executives in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. 

Experience

Amanda’s recent experience includes:

  • Securing dismissal of a civil RICO case seeking in excess of $100 million in damages against the third largest beverage alcohol distributor in the U.S., and obtaining affirmance of the dismissal on appeal to the Second Circuit. In addition, aggressively pursued offensive strategy, including successful claims for advancement and indemnification of legal fees against the plaintiff

  • Litigating a breach-of-contract and business tort action for the founder and former president of AIG Global Real Estate in a federal court action against AIG for more than $250 million, ending in a favorable settlement
  • Representing senior executives of multinational corporations who were identified as targets of investigations by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, resulting in the investigations ending with no indictments of the clients
  • Winning an emergency stay from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in NML Capital. Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, preventing enforcement of a lower court injunction that would have blocked $3 billion in payments by the Republic of Argentina to bondholders 
  • Bringing proceedings to compel arbitration in federal and state courts in two separate matters in which a client had been sued by former investors in another jurisdiction, both ending in favorable settlements after arbitration was ordered

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.; Harvard Environmental Law Review, Article Editor
  • Ohio State University, B.A., summa cum laude, English

Admissions

Bars

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court: Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Sixth Circuit