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Amanda B. Robinson focuses her practice on white collar issues, including congressional inquiries and governmental and internal corporate investigations. She represents large and midsized companies before Congress, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal agencies. Amanda represents clients in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, financial services, and technology. She handles a wide array of major corporate investigations and crises, including those involving #MeToo claims. Her work is concentrated on defending clients in Qui Tam lawsuits and investigations arising under the False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as the federal antitrust laws.
Amanda also counsels members of US Congress, executive branch officials, and executive branch nominees regarding compliance with ethics laws and rules, including public financial disclosure statements and other disclosure obligations.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Amanda was an associate counsel and presidential management fellow with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In that capacity, she worked with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation on delivery and payment reform and issued advisory opinions on fraud and abuse issues associated with Medicare and Medicaid, including the federal Stark and antikickback laws, OIG exclusion authorities, and civil money penalties.
Earlier in her career, Amanda worked at the White House, where she provided direct support to US President George W. Bush. In addition to traveling with the president, she coordinated the flow of official documents, helped draft executive orders and briefing papers, and managed the speechwriting process.
Amanda received her J.D. from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where she served as the symposium editor of the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal. She also served as a law clerk for the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and as a judicial extern for Judge Richard Leon on the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Litigation and Enforcement Matters
Representation of global pharmaceutical company in non-intervened Qui Tam litigation involving allegations of off-label promotion of pharmaceutical products.
Successfully defended large retail pharmacy in two False Claims Act investigations involving allegations relating to dispensing and billing practices.
Representation of US corporate parent in internal investigation of potential trade sanctions violations by its European and Middle Eastern subsidiaries.
Management of a cross-border investigation of alleged corruption by vendors of a major US manufacturer, including interviews across Europe and Russia and enforcement inquiries from US and European law enforcement agencies.
Represented large financial institution in connection with a CFPB investigation relating to sales practices.
Counsel for high-profile Cabinet Secretary regarding an Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation.
Represented an international humanitarian response organization in a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General investigation.
Represented large technology company with confidential DOJ investigation in connection with standards setting activities.
Successfully defended a US Congressman in an Office of Congressional Ethics investigation, obtaining a unanimous recommendation to dismiss complaint.
Counsel for financial institution in connection with investigation by House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Counsel for large pharmaceutical distributor in connection with an opioid-related investigation by the House Committee on Energy & Commerce.
Counsel for large freight carrier in connection with inquiry by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI).
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Rising Star, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2017–2020)
Member, Women's White Collar Defense Association
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 2011, J.D.