Amanda L. Butler is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Kaye Scholer, where her practice focuses primarily on antitrust matters. Her experience includes criminal investigations, civil litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. She has also represented clients in pro bono matters, including at a bench trial on behalf of a foster parent who had petitioned to adopt the fostered child.
From February 2014 to June 2015, Amanda was on sabbatical as a Fellow at International Justice Mission in India, an NGO which collaborates with the government on the rescue of victims of forced labor and labor trafficking, and on prosecuting the perpetrators of those crimes. Her work included developing a legal strategy that incorporated the 2013 law criminalizing human trafficking; drafting motions on bail, trial, and appeals; and writing a comprehensive training manual, with supporting templates, for NGO attorneys on prosecuting such cases.
Prior to joining Kaye Scholer in 2009, Amanda interned for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, worked as a research assistant to Judge Richard Posner, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan. 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.
- Representation of 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 successful motions practice before a federal district court.
- Advised multiple companies on antitrust issues related to 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 administrative trial proceedings before FERC alleging market manipulation by energy suppliers.