Amy’s practice emphasizes the defense of businesses in multidistrict litigation, class actions and other complex cases. She has successfully managed large litigations (both domestic and foreign) involving a variety of claims and theories, including product liability, consumer fraud, medical monitoring, toxic tort and complex commercial theories. Amy focuses on the efficient management of high-stakes matters and has done so on behalf of multiple domestic and international companies in the tobacco, alcohol beverage, gun, energy, healthcare software and pharmaceutical industries, among others.
Amy has played a key role in dozens of cases in which plaintiffs’ attempts to aggregate their claims were denied. She has worked on all phases of class action litigation, including a consumer fraud, class-action trial that resulted in a unanimous defense verdict in 2012. Shook represented three motor fuel retailers that faced allegations of consumer fraud related to the manner in which motor fuel is sold. Amy’s efforts on that team won her recognition as a Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Legal Champion.” The honor is based on “the importance of the principle or policy at stake” in the litigation.
From July 2004 to September 2007, Amy worked in Shook’s Geneva office, advising a multinational corporation on a variety of litigation matters and related issues. While overseas, Amy focused on the defense of product liability and consumer fraud matters, including multiple purported class actions. Amy coordinated the defense of numerous actions throughout Europe and the Middle East, mainly in Finland, Israel and Italy. She was primarily responsible for the defense and efficient management of more than 2,000 product liability actions filed in Italy.
Amy is committed to pro bono work and devotes a significant amount of time to representing those in need.
A former judicial law clerk, Amy was a member of the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review while in law school at the University of Missouri - Columbia.
William A. Yoder, Amy M. Crouch & Melissa M. Plunkett, The Starting Point for Effective Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions, For the Defense, July 2014, at 48.
Timothy E. Congrove, Amy M. Crouch & Ina D. Chang, How Plaintiffs' Class Counsel Try to Make Differences Vanish, For the Defense, Oct. 2008, at 27.