Amanda's Background

Before opening her own firm, Amanda gained a wide range of experience working on federal criminal cases in the Central District Federal Public Defender’s Office and white collar criminal matters at the boutique litigation firm Bird Marella.  For seven years, Amanda handled federal and state criminal matters at two other prominent Los Angeles law firms. Amanda also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson.   

Amanda earned her juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall).  She graduated Order of the Coif.  She received her Bachelor in Arts from Cornell University.  She graduated cum laude.  


The Effect of Luis v. United States on Penal Code Section 186.11, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (April 2017) (co-authored with Melissa Weinberger)

U.S. v. Houser: Bellwether for Civil FCA Theories in Criminal Prosecutions?, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 8-10, 2014