Amy focuses her practice on intellectual property, entertainment, business and litigation. She represents technology startups, emerging creatives and nonprofits in all phases of project development, IP protection and contracts. She also has extensive 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, as well as representing clients in mediation and arbitration.
Amy is active with the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Small Firm and Sole Practitioner Section as well as the SoCal Works! Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Before moving to California a few years ago, 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.
Amy graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. While there, she 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 several animal-related charities 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
- Northern District of Illinois
- Central District of Illinois
Creatives and entrepreneurs who are looking to:
- form an entity for their project
- protect intellectual property rights through copyright and trademark registration and enforcement
- draft and negotiate contracts for vendors, suppliers, customers, content creators, producers, distributors and others
- have a legal partner that can integrate seamlessly as needed to provide advice on routine governance and strategic planning
- litigate or appeal commercial and contract disputes