Amy Doolittle co-leads the Squire Patton Boggs Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation Practice and serves as a member of the firm's Global Board.

    She has extensive experience in product liability and mass tort matters, financial services litigation, consumer and commercial arbitrations, class actions and MDL proceedings. Amy has represented clients in high-stakes litigation proceedings across a wide array of industries, from pharmaceutical and chemical companies to financial services and insurance companies. Amy has argued in front of various state and federal trial courts and courts of appeal.

    Amy is the author of "Class Actions 101: Overdraft Fee Litigation: The Only Certainty is that Nothing is Certain" published in the Spring 2011 issue of CADS Report, an American Bar Association publication. She is co-author of "Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Class Arbitration From the Defense Perspective" and spoke on "Classwide Arbitration: Fiction, Reality Or Nightmare?" at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's 2007 conference,"The Future of Class Action Litigation in America."

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    • Obtaining summary judgment in putative nationwide class action in California federal court alleging violations of the FCRA and California state law and successfully defending victory in the Ninth Circuit.
    • Enforcing class action waiver and compelling individual arbitration in a putative nationwide class action alleging financial services company violated the FCRA in connection with conducting background checks on prospective employees.
    • Representing chemical company in an MDL proceeding involving over 3,000 personal injury lawsuits, including coordinating plaintiff fact discovery and expert disclosures and discovery for over 40 plaintiffs.
    • Defeating class certification with a motion to strike class allegations prior to discovery in lawsuit against television manufacturer.
    • Obtaining dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit against television manufacturer.
    • Defeating class certification in a case against a consumer financial service provider alleging claims of usury and fraud and violations of RICO, TILA and a state unfair trade practices statute.
    • Defeating class certification of a putative nationwide class alleging fraud in the sale of life insurance policies.
    • Representing consumer financial service providers in federal and state court class action lawsuits pending across the country and successfully compelling individual arbitration in several lawsuits.
    • Representing a financial services company in a representative action in California filed by a government authority challenging a company's operations as unfair business practices.
    • Obtaining the dismissal of a client from an insurance brokerage MDL alleging violations of federal and state antitrust laws and RICO.
    • Representing a major US retailer of pet food in an MDL proceeding, as well as other federal and state court actions, arising out of the melamine pet food recall of 2007.
    • Providing counsel in a landmark arbitration case decided favorably by the US Supreme Court, including arguing the case before the Florida Supreme Court.
    • Representing the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Enron bankruptcy.
    • Representing terminated dealers in the Chrysler bankruptcy.
    • Representing a major municipality in a multiparty lawsuit alleging contamination of the water supply.

    Education

    • Duke University, J.D., 1994
    • Stanford University, A.B., with honors, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 1996
    • Virginia, 1994

    Courts

    • U.S. Ct. of App., District of Columbia Circuit, 2010
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit, 2002
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Maryland, 2002
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia, 2002
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Michigan, 2001
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Eleventh Circuit, 2001
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Virginia, 1996
    • Amy is the author of “Class Actions 101: Overdraft Fee Litigation: The Only Certainty is that Nothing is Certain” published in the Spring 2011 issue of CADS Report, an American Bar Association publication. She is co-author of “Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Class Arbitration From the Defense Perspective” and spoke on “Classwide Arbitration: Fiction, Reality Or Nightmare?” at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s 2007 conference, “The Future of Class Action Litigation in America.”

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