How Amanda Helps Clients
Amanda works on commercial and environmental litigation, international trade matters, and white collar criminal defense at Buchanan.
Amanda’s litigation practice includes working on antidumping and countervailing duty investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce and on related litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to joining Buchanan, Amanda developed her litigation skills at law firms in New York City and Paris, France. Her over ten years of experience in litigation includes accomplishments in international and comparative law. Amanda holds law degrees from the United States, France, and Northern Ireland, and practiced law for four years in Paris. Amanda’s U.S. practice before joining Buchanan focused on commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense in federal and state courts. While in France, Amanda focused on international commercial and criminal litigation in the French courts, French and American anti-corruption compliance, and international arbitration.
Amanda completed clerkships in the United States and Europe. She served as a judicial clerk for Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami, Florida. Amanda was also the Dean Acheson legal stage at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
Amanda’s early career also included long-term public interest fellowships during which she worked on several significant litigations before the European Court of Human Rights and worked on treaty law in the United States Senate.
What Clients Can Expect
Amanda always works to achieve the best results for clients in line with their overall business or personal objectives. Amanda has strong attention to detail when providing legal advice yet never loses sight of the client’s big-picture goals.
Amanda offers French clients doing business in the United States and American clients considering their European legal obligations an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in both the United States and France.
Outside the Office
Amanda enjoys attending classical music events in Philadelphia and playing the oboe. She also enjoys her involvement in the U.S.-Ireland Alliance and in Franco-American affairs.
Commercial Litigation, International Trade, and Arbitration
- Represented a U.S. manufacturer in all phases of an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Represented a U.S. manufacturer in a sunset review of an antidumping order before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce.
- Representation of clients in international trade litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Representation of a defendant in a CERCLA environmental litigation in a U.S. District Court.
- Representations of clients in commercial litigation, environmental litigation, and higher education matters in the Pennsylvania state courts.
- Representations of corporate clients in litigations in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court.
- Representation of a sovereign state in an international commercial arbitration.
- Representation of an American Fortune 500 company in litigation in a French commercial court
Economic Sanctions Advising, Anti-Corruption Advising, and Criminal and Regulatory Defense
- Advise companies and other organizations on compliance with U.S. and international economic sanctions and anti-corruption laws.
- Representation of a criminal defendant in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on issues related to extradition treaty law.
- Representation of the former Chief Financial Officer of the Platinum Partners hedge fund in a multi-defendant criminal securities fraud case that resulted in his full acquittal following a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
- Representation of employees of a New York-based financial institution in a confidential SEC investigation.
- Representation of a broker-dealer in a SEC enforcement litigation in a U.S. District Court in which the SEC’s complaint was dismissed.
- Representation of a former Airbus executive in a multi-defendant insider trading case in France in which the court ordered the prosecutor to drop all charges against the defendants following a decision of the French Constitutional Council that key elements of the French insider trading law were unconstitutional.
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2008, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 2, 2008, International Commercial Law
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master 1 (Maîtrise), 2008, French Law
The Queen’s University of Belfast School of Law, LL.M., 2003, with distinction, Human Rights Law
The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, B.A., 2002, International Politics with Interdisciplinary Honors in International Politics & Geography; Minors in French and Economics
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
American Society of International Law, Member
American Bar Association
Customs and International Trade Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
- Member of the Board of Visitors for the Penn State Department of Political Science (2019-present)
- Member of the Alumni Board for the U.S.-Ireland Alliance and the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program (2014-2015)
- Public interest fellow at the Open Society Justice Initiative working on international human rights litigation (2009-2010).
- Congressional fellowship on the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations working on treaties (2008-2009).