Amanda Schwartz

EDUCATION

  • Sonoma State University, BA (with honors)
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

BIOGRAPHY

Amanda Schwartz is a civil litigation attorney who represents clients in business, contract, and shareholder disputes across a variety of industries.  Before joining Lewis & Llewellyn, Amanda practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates in Palo Alto, California representing many leading technology, Fortune 500 companies, and startups in investigative matters, including the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Prior to joining Skadden Arps, Amanda clerked for The Honorable Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and The Honorable S. James Otero of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

In law school, Amanda sought out opportunities that provided her with a broad range of litigation experiences.  Amanda competed in, and won, her school’s moot court competition, arguing the final round in front of a federal judge and Am Law 100 partners.  During one of her summers in law school, Amanda participated in an externship program at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.  While at the United States Attorney’s Office, Amanda was part of a trial team that successfully prosecuted a possession of child pornography case, assisting the federal prosecutors in witness preparation, motion practice, and legal research.

Outside of the office, Amanda enjoys walking the hills of San Francisco, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.