Amy, who has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer and Pasadena Top Lawyer, is a commercial contracts and transactional tech attorney with a passion for tech and new media. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial and tech-related contracts, including non-disclosure, beta-testing, proprietary information and inventions, asset purchase, software and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) licensing, white-labeling, master services and statements of work, professional services, support level, extended support and distribution agreements.
Amy also handles privacy-related contracts, such as data processing agreements, and advises on the evolving requirements of privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA, CPRA and CTA, and is Securiti.ai privacy ops certified. She likewise handles marketing and IP-related contracts, from rights acquisition to influencer agreements, as well as trademark licensing, consent, coexistence and co-branding agreements, and advises on marketing laws such as DMCA, COPPA and FTCA.
Prior to focusing on transactional work, Amy was a litigator (and now views all of her clients’ contracts as opportunities to avoid court in the first place!). She has experience in all stages of trial and appellate litigation – both state and federal, plaintiff and defense – handling a wide range of contract, tort, statutory and constitutional claims.
Amy serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Los Angeles Alumni Club, the SoCal Works! Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Small Firm and Sole Practitioner Section . Before moving to California, Amy chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Solo-Small Firm Committee, served on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Agricultural Law Section, founded animal law sections for both the Chicago and Illinois bars, taught several semesters as an adjunct professor at DePaul College of Law, wrote articles and guest lectured on various topics at legal conferences across the country, including the Illinois, Texas and Washington State Bar Associations, and law schools including Yale, University of Chicago, Northwestern and UCLA.
Before graduating from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, Amy interned with the Cook County State’s Attorney Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois and the Hon. Ruben Castillo, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. She also founded a student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
When she’s not working, Amy volunteers with the Pasadena Museum of History and serves as pro bono counsel for the Pasadena International Film Festival.
State and Federal Bar Memberships
- Central District of California
- Southern District of California
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Northern District of Illinois
- Central District of Illinois
- Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Entrepreneurs and creatives who are looking to:
- create and strengthen relationships with co-founders, contractors, vendors and customers through comprehensive and tailored commercial, tech and marketing agreements;
- develop their brand and protect their intellectual property rights, and
- have a legal partner that can integrate seamlessly as needed to provide advice on routine and strategic planning.