Amy joined Shaheen & Gordon’s Concord office in the spring of
2015 after serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe
of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
Amy has returned to her roots in New Hampshire from New York where she
was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and McGuireWoods
LLP. Her practice there focused on white collar criminal defense, government
and regulatory investigations, complex commercial and securities litigation,
and employment litigation. Amy was also active in the firms’ pro
bono programs, representing individuals and non-profits in civil rights
litigation, veterans seeking medical benefits and disability compensation
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, individuals seeking
asylum, and individuals and non-profits in commercial and employment matters.
Before entering private practice, Amy served as a judicial clerk to the
Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the United States Court of Appeals for
the Fifth Circuit (2007-2008), the Honorable John E. Sprizzo of the United
Stated District Court for the Southern District of New York (2008), and
the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy of the United States District Court for
the Southern District of New York (2009-2010).
Prior to law school, Amy served as Department Chair and taught middle school
English in Long Beach, California. Before that, she was the public relations
director for the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the International Hockey League.
She earned her B.A. in English from Columbia College of Columbia University
summa cum laude from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2007.
Amy is also active in the community. She serves on the Board of Selectmen
for the Town of Pelham and on the Board of NH Kids Count, a charitable
organization dedicated to improving the lives of all children by advocating
for public initiatives that make a real difference.
- Member of the Bar – New Hampshire
- Member of the Bar – New York
- Member of the Bar – California
- United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- B.A., Columbia College of Columbia University, 1999
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles,
summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; William T. Aggeler Award recipient; Chief Symposium
Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 2007
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- California Bar Association
- Co-Clerk of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Federal Practice Section
Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance – Merrimack County - secured conditional dismissal pending successful completion of a drug diversion
program at which time the state will drop the charges despite a previous
felony drug conviction.
Secured a non-prosecution agreement for a life insurance finance company – served as the lead associate in a fast-moving internal investigation
of a life insurance premium finance company that was under investigation
by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of New Hampshire;
conducted extensive witness interviews and supervised the review of over
3 terabytes of data; helped to negotiate a non-prosecution agreement for
Check fraud matter for a major financial institution – represented a major financial institution victimized by a fraudulent
endorsement by individual in ring of check fraud scheme – full payment
by the bank on which the check was drawn to the financial institution.
Breach of contract matter for a Fortune 500 company – served as the lead associate on this multi-million dollar matter
bound for trial in federal court; drafted successful opposition to motion
to amend; led associate in drafting motion for summary judgment papers;
participated in successful mediation.
Regulatory complaints dismissed against leading wireless communications
services provider – drafted briefs that succeeded in getting two separate regulatory
complaints against a leading U.S. wireless provider for allegedly violating
the second-hand dealer law in New York City by arguing that the regulation
is preempted by the federal Stored Communications Act.