Amanda represents accounting firms and their professionals, public and private companies, officers and directors, insurance companies, and national law firms in federal and state court litigation, bankruptcy court adversary proceedings, arbitration, before the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and in connection with Department of Justice, grand jury and other civil and criminal investigative bodies. Amanda also represents broker-dealers, registered representatives and investment advisors in securities arbitrations, regulatory investigations and other proceedings, including arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Northern District of Georgia
Represents a Big Four accounting firm in underfunded retirement plan lawsuits.
Defended a Big Four accounting firm in a multibillion-dollar litigation following an audit client’s bankruptcy.
Defended an AmLaw 50 law firm against claims of professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
Represented accounting firms and individual accountants in ancillary or standalone civil and criminal regulatory and enforcement proceedings before the SEC, DOJ and other governmental entities, as well as state and federal grand juries.
Legal Alert: The best interest standard under FINRA’s suitability rule (February 26, 2019)
In connection with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed Regulation Best Interest, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has asserted (with some case law support from the ...
Legal Alert: Supreme Court strengthens enforceability of arbitration provisions (January 11, 2019)
In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Kavanaugh, writing for a unanimous court, held that when a contract delegates to arbitrators gateway questions regarding arbitrability of disputes, courts ...
Legal Alert: A World Without the Chevron Doctrine? Newly Confirmed Justice Challenges Administrative Deference in Interpreting Ambiguous Statutes (April 12, 2017)
The Senate’s recent confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the United States Supreme Court vacancy, could impact the deference courts currently afford to ...
FINRA's Suitability Rule vs. SEC's 'Best Interest' Regulation (January 15, 2019)
In 2019, a key priority for the SEC will be adopting Regulation Best Interest, which would require broker-dealers to act in the best interest of their retail customers. In a comment letter regarding ...
When Precedent Doesn’t Really Stand for That Proposition: FINRA’s Suitability Rule and the Meaning of “Best Interest” (December 12, 2018)
Everyone knows that broker-dealers and investment advisers have different duties and obligations to their clients. Well, not quite everyone. In particular, not the Financial Industry Regulatory ...
Editor, Professional Liability Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation
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