Amanda Reed

  • Associate at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered (67 Attorneys)
  • One Thomas Circle NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005
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In 2018, Amanda Reed joined Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office as an Associate in the firm’s Exempt Organizations and Corporate Law practice groups.


Ms. Reed’s practice focuses on:

•representing public charities, private foundations, and businesses on tax, formation, and operational issues;
•helping nonprofits with all activities relating to mergers and acquisitions; and
•assisting clients with drafting and negotiating contracts, including purchase agreements, organizational operating agreements, loan agreements, and management equity agreements.


Prior to joining the Caplin & Drysdale, Ms. Reed practiced tax at an international law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in Philadelphia, she founded the Community Lawyering Clinics pro bono practice group, which partners with community legal services organizations to staff legal clinics.

During her time in law school, Ms. Reed served as a Staff Editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review and an Executive Board Member of the Black Law Students Association.

Awards & Rankings

Philadelphia Bar Association, Large Firm Management Committee Public Service Award, 2017
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Publico Award and Pro Bono Roll of Honor, 2017

Recent Publications

• Bringing Attorneys Together to Strengthen Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, The Legal Intelligencer, March 9, 2018
• Pro Bono Program Helps Low-Income Philadelphians, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, May 1, 2017
• Shortchanged: How Wage Theft Harms Pennsylvania's Workers and Economy, Sheller Center for Social Justice: Temple University Beasley School of Law, June 24, 2015

Recent News

•Caplin & Drysdale Honors the Women of the Firm, Caplin & Drysdale, March 8, 2019
•Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Moshe Dlott and Amanda Reed to Its DC Office, Caplin & Drysdale, November 12, 2018

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Exempt Organizations
  • Corporate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(202) 862-7851  Phone
University Attended:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., cum laude; Omicron Delta Kappa; Helen Faison Scholar, 2010
Law School Attended:
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Beasley Scholar; Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review, 2015
Year of First Admission:
2016, New Jersey; 2015, Pennsylvania; Not admitted in District of Columbia

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