Amy is an accomplished litigator. Prior to joining Elman Freiberg, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.  And before her public service, Amy spent over 15 years litigating in private practice in New York City, both as an associate of two international firms (Paul Weiss and Skadden Arps) and later as a partner at a litigation boutique (Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman).

Amy represents both businesses and individuals in complex litigation matters regarding, among other things, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, securities claims and employment disputes.

Amy also has extensive experience representing both individuals and corporations faced with investigation, prosecution and enforcement action by federal and state criminal and regulatory authorities, including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

In her free time, Amy enjoys live music and spending time with her two children.

Selected Experience

  • Won multi-million-dollar FINRA arbitration award against major financial institution on behalf of former, senior commodities trader who was improperly terminated for cause.

  • Successfully defended major financial institution in AAA arbitration commenced by former managing director seeking multi-million-dollar award under firm’s equity-compensation plan.

  • Represented 96 hedge-fund investors in securities litigation against fund’s service providers.

  • Successfully defended major financial institution in FINRA arbitration commenced by competitor bank, which sought multi-million-dollar award for alleged raiding of its employees and purported breach of promise to purchase $300-million loan portfolio.

  • Represented individuals and companies in criminal investigations by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and regulatory investigations by SEC.

  • Represented buyers of debt in Tribune Company following failed leveraged buy-out.

Education

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor of the New York University Law Review)
  • Boston University, B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, District of Connecticut