Whether representing individual defendants or large corporations, Amy’s ability to synthesize complex issues at early stages of litigation provides favorable results and efficiencies for clients. She has litigated cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, insurance coverage, and employment issues in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration and mediation contexts.

Her prior experience drafting and negotiating contracts with authors, illustrators and other publishers for Random House Children's Books in New York City gives Amy unique insights when approaching contract disputes. She also was a Fulbright grantee in Cheonan, South Korea, where she taught at a public high school and volunteered at a school for North Korean refugees.

Amy also believes in the importance of dedicating a portion of her practice to pro bono representations. She has represented young immigrants who are eligible for temporary reprieve from deportation and seeking work authorization (“DREAMers”). She has also represented children through the Northwestern University School of Law’s Children and Family Justice Center.

Representative Matters

Achieved complete victory for a trading firm and its CEO through early motion practice in a suit brought by a former trader, alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and fraud. Rather than move to dismiss, drafted the answer, counterclaims and a motion for judgment on the pleadings. The strategy worked, as the court recently entered judgment with prejudice in our clients’ favor on each claim. Now, all that is pending in the trial court is the counterclaim against the former trading member.

Represents a group of former directors and officers against claims of breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer arising out of the Tribune Company’s 2007 leveraged buyout and subsequent bankruptcy. In excess of 50 cases are now pending as part of a New York multi-district proceeding.

Represents a correspondent lender in a suit by the largest private purchaser of mortgage loans, seeking indemnification in connection with the sale of millions of dollars in mortgage loans.

Defended sellers of a multimillion dollar company in a post-closing dispute with the purchaser. Drafted motions to dismiss involving complex contract interpretation issues that helped lead to a favorable settlement.

Represented insurers in general liability insurance coverage matters, including in complex, multi-party asbestos bodily injury coverage cases in California and Minnesota. Was involved in all aspects of discovery and trial preparation including drafting and responding to discovery, preparing witnesses for depositions and trial, and drafting motions in limine and jury instructions.

Argued merits before the Northern District of Illinois in multiple court-mandated settlement conferences.

Managed complex discovery issues, including electronic data and document preservation.


Key Considerations in Collecting Documents (2014)

ESI-Related Strategies For Rule 26(f) Conference And Drafting/Responding To Discovery (2011)