Amy is also a member of Nixon Peabody’s Higher Education team, which partners with academic institutions to ensure they deliver on their critical missions as educators, researchers, and regional economic engines. Based in the firm’s Manchester, New Hampshire office, she represents organizations and individuals in investigations, regulatory inquiries, and complex criminal and civil cases involving securities and financial fraud, Title IX, NCAA compliance, election law, and other federal and state law matters.
“Amy has a strong track record of helping clients successfully navigate criminal and regulatory investigations,” said Robert Fisher, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice. “With the federal government stating its intentions to increase civil and criminal enforcement, Amy’s range of experience will be an asset for our group.”
Amy’s work includes representing clients in matters involving mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, money laundering, cybersecurity, identity theft, campaign finance and election law, civil rights and discrimination, consumer protection, complex commercial disputes, sex offenses, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the False Claims Act (FCA), the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute, among other areas. A significant portion of her civil practice involves representing and advising educational institutions, faculty, and staff in matters involving Title IX, academic misconduct, employment, civil rights and discrimination, NCAA and secondary athletic compliance, and the emerging field of name, image, and likeness (NIL).
“We’re thrilled to add Amy to our robust Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice in New Hampshire,” said Andrew L. Share, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Manchester office. “With both a national and regional focus, Amy will help our office bring industry-leading legal knowledge to our clients—wherever they operate.”
Amy is licensed to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and California. She is also admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Hampshire, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Western District of Texas, and in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Fifth Circuit.
Amy previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Honorable John E. Sprizzo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Amy earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, and her B.A. from Columbia University’s Columbia College. In addition, she received her teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. Amy served as a middle school English teacher and Language Arts department chair prior to embarking on her legal career.