Amanda Philips

Amanda is a member of the firm’s litigation group, Amanda focuses her practice on commercial civil disputes and securities litigation, and has broad experience working with clients under investigation by federal and state government agencies. Amanda is both an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Her clients have included software companies, medical device manufacturers, large national law firms, investment managers, hedge funds, bondholders, accounting professionals, auditors, and individual officers and directors. Amanda also serves as outside general counsel to private companies and non-profits engaged in a wide range of businesses, including tech startups. In that capacity, she advises senior management on a wide range of legal and business issues.

Amanda’s pro bono practice includes representing disabled veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims, providing tax counseling to low-income and elderly taxpayers, and advising low income pro se litigants in family court.

Before law school, Amanda, who holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and is a CPA, was a financial accountant for large publicly traded companies in various industries. Her duties included preparing financial statements, working with auditors to complete quarter-end reviews and year-end audits, managing accounting staff, and implementing Sarbanes-Oxley.

Before that, Amanda served as a Special Agent in the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, investigating contractor fraud and felony-level criminal allegations. She also worked in counter-terrorism and protected President Clinton and other heads of state.