Profile

Amos’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including antitrust, class action, transnational, copyright and trademark, art, and fashion. He has litigated numerous high-stakes actions for plaintiffs and defendants throughout the United States and internationally.

Amos regularly counsels clients to assess litigation risk and implications of sensitive business decisions, often under urgent time constraints. He also worked closely for two years with BSF senior partner Robert Silver (described by Fortune as “David Boies’ Brain”) and numerous financial economists developing and testing legal, economic, and policy arguments for some of the firm’s most significant and complex matters. Amos has been named a New York Metro Area Super Lawyers “Rising Star” every year from 2015-2018. 

Amos was previously associated with Quinn Emanuel and with Wiggin and Dana.

Before attending law school, Amos completed a doctorate in philosophy and spent two years teaching at McGill University. After law school, he helped design and teach two-week intensive summer seminars for law students on the Holocaust and contemporary ethical issues for lawyers.

Experience

Amos’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing three victims of a well-known novelist’s admitted use of spyware for cyber-surveillance in suit alleging violations of privacy and computer crimes laws as well as copyright violations based on the novelist’s incorporation of material from unpublished writings obtained through illegal cyber-surveillance in her best-selling novel
  • Representing investors in craft whiskey company WhistlePig LLC in a company control dispute in Delaware Chancery Court
  • Defending Yves Saint Laurent and Kering in a complex trademark-related dispute involving YSL’s rebranding
  • Defending Barclays in numerous LIBOR-related cases and investigations
  • Representing Fox Paine in protracted actions in Delaware, California, Texas, Illinois, and New York, in which one court noted the firm’s “shark-like persistence and tenacity in litigation”
  • Representing Women’s World Cup soccer players in a gender discrimination case against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over their decision to hold the 2015 Cup on artificial turf
  • Representing appropriation artist Richard Prince in a seminal Fair Use copyright appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Representing commercial shippers in a price-fixing class action against major railroads and egg purchasers in a price-fixing class action against egg producers
  • Defending Yale University in a transnational dispute over ownership of van Gogh’s “Night Café” painting, and against the Republic of Peru over ownership of Machu Picchu artifacts

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D.; Editor, Yale Law and Policy Review; Teaching Assistant for Torts
  • McGill University, Post-Doctoral, Philosophy; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Research Fellow; Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
  • New School for Social Research, Ph.D., Philosophy; Hans Jonas Award for Best Philosophy Dissertation of the Year
  • McGill University, B.A., Honors, Philosophy; First Class Honors

Admissions

Bars

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court: District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit