Amanda is a seasoned trial lawyer with almost 30 years of experience litigating complex cases including class actions, shareholder derivative claims, product liability suits, real estate matters, and a variety of other disputes and claims. She has defended national and regional law firms against professional liability and other business tort claims.
Amanda has represented both public and private clients. Her experience encompasses a variety of commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, covenants not to compete, supplier agreements, and other business issues. She has both prosecuted and defended shareholder derivative and direct shareholder claims, and has represented directors and officers against claims brought under federal securities laws and various state laws. She also has experience representing policyholders against their insurers both in active litigation and through negotiation in cases involving a variety of issues such as liability insurance triggered by underlying litigation, conduct or alleged wrongdoing over extended periods, and multiple layers of coverage. Amanda has also represented individuals, companies, and public entities with regard to real estate disputes arising from: an exercise of eminent domain; allegations of an improper taking; disputes over tax incremental financing projects; and foreclosures.
Amanda also has extensive experience defending against class action litigation bringing a variety of statutory and common law claims, including securities claims, TCPA, state and federal consumer protection allegations, breach of warranty claims, alleged breaches of form contracts, state and federal antitrust claims, and mortgage recording and UCC-1 statutory causes of action. Amanda was retained by a multinational company to serve as its expert on American class action practices and procedures in an action in Canada. She has also been involved in the litigation of public works contracts, trust and estate issues, construction and manufacturing disputes, school law claims, employment claims, and real estate issues.
In addition to her significant trial experience, Amanda has represented public and private clients in administrative proceedings and arbitrations. She has directed investigations into various issues including alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and potential qui tam claims. Amanda led an investigation into a Fortune 500 company’s handling of transactions in synthetic securities totaling $1.1 billion.
B.A., with honors, 1985
J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
Order of the Coif