Before graduating in the top of her class at Duke University School of Law, Amy worked as a senior auditor with one of the Big-Four accounting firms. During this time, she managed and oversaw client engagements in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, real estate, aerospace and finance. The skills she acquired as a CPA greatly influenced her ability to work effectively and collaboratively with clients and peers. These talents, along with her keen attention to detail, made for an easy transition into her legal career.
Her accounting background no doubt helped her in her internship at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Tax Division where she assisted in civil and criminal tax prosecutions and analyzed complex financial and legal issues. Amy’s talent was evident and she was offered a permanent position at the end of her internship, but felt California was where she belonged. Of course, that was only until she heard Texas calling her name.
Amy joined HDBD with a decade of litigation and corporate legal experience in both major law firms, and as a leader in smaller firms. She has handled a diverse civil litigation and business caseload, and has achieved favorable results in high profile matters in the areas of business, securities, professional liability, real estate and employment disputes. Between serving in board roles for industry organizations and non-profits, Amy has collected almost 20 years in various leadership positions. These roles and her prior legal experience, have given Amy a great deal of experience in cost management, which her clients certainly appreciate. This awareness, along with her excellent attitude and positive focus, are just a few reasons why Amy is such a great contribution to the firm.
Duke University School of Law, J.D. (2001)
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A. (1995)
U.S. District Courts for Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Member, American Bar Association (Business and Litigation Sections)
California Bar Association