Amanda represents a diverse client base in a wide array of matters, including class actions; derivative actions; partnership disputes; white collar criminal matters; governmental, regulatory, and internal investigations; and all forms of contractual disputes and business torts, including fraud, defamation, unfair trade practices, noncompete agreements, and trade secrets. Amanda has represented clients in state and federal court as well as in matters before the American Arbitration Association and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She also advises investment companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and individuals in enforcement matters brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Amanda actively engages in pro bono work. She has represented individual pro bono clients in connection with securing political asylum and domestic violence prevention orders and has assisted a corporate pro bono client in developing new employment policies and procedures.
Amanda attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as a Dillard Fellow for the First Year legal research and writing program. She was also an executive editor for the University of Virginia Journal of Law & Politics, which was founded under the guidance of then Circuit Judge Antonin Scalia. While in law school, Amanda authored, “And His Roommate Told Me ...”: Should Forensic Mental Health Evaluators Be Barred from Recounting Third-Party Statements When Explaining the Basis of Their Opinions?, Developments in Mental Health Law, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2009). She has also interned in the United States Attorneys’ Office, District of Massachusetts, the Suffolk County District Attorneys’ Office, and the Youth Advocacy Project.
Assisted with obtaining summary judgment for a major defense contractor in a putative class action in federal court in Massachusetts
Assisted with successful representation of major investment adviser in connection with obtaining recommendation of no enforcement action following multiyear SEC inquiry
Represents corporations and individuals in connection with civil and criminal government investigations, including investigations by the SEC, the Department of Justice, and other regulators
Amherst College, 2004, Bachelor of Arts
University of Virginia School of Law, 2010, Juris Doctor
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts