Amanda L. Butler is a litigation Associate in the Washington, DC office of Kaye Scholer. Since joining the firm, she has been actively involved in the firm’s Antitrust and Energy practices.
Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Amanda interned for Justice Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked as a research assistant to Judge Richard Posner. Amanda graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2009, and received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Chicago in 2004. Amanda served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan. She was also a Summer Associate at Kaye Scholer in 2008.
- Represented a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer in a major Department of Justice antitrust investigation.
- Represented a publicly traded corporation accused of monopolization and attempted monopolization in motions practice before a federal district court.
- Evaluated whether the federal government would lodge an antitrust challenge against a proposed joint venture between two competitors in a highly concentrated, regulated market.
- Advised a privately held corporation regarding voluntary disclosure of a proposed acquisition under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
- Counseled clients regarding sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
- Represented a state regulatory agency in proceedings before FERC alleging market manipulation by energy suppliers. This representation included deposing a key adverse witness regarding his role in developing strategies related to the company’s intent to defraud customers.
- Drafted comments in FERC proceedings on behalf of a state regulatory agency in support of proposed market rules governing electric capacity suppliers.
- Analyzed a takings claim on behalf of a municipal government.