Amanda is a business litigator with over 25 years of experience managing complex cases including class actions, shareholder derivative claims, product liability suits, and other corporate disputes. She has defended national and regional law firms against professional liability and other business tort claims.
Amanda’s experience encompasses a variety of commercial disputes involving 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’s background includes class action litigation brought under a variety of statutes, including securities laws, TCPA, state and federal consumer protection statutes, state and federal antitrust laws, and mortgage recording and UCC-1 statutes. She has been involved in the litigation of public works contracts, trust and estate issues, construction and manufacturing disputes, school law, employment claims, and real estate issues. Her school law experience includes representing a school district in successfully challenging the constitutionality of a controversial state law that allowed residents of certain Ohio communities to more easily change their assigned school district despite the risk of racial segregation among affected students.
In addition to 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. Recently, Amanda led an investigation into a Fortune 500 company’s handling of transactions in synthetic securities totaling $1.1 billion.
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