Amy B. Manning is the chair of the firm’s Antitrust, Trade and Commercial Litigation Department. She has previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee, on the Board of Partners, as the Managing Partner of the McGuireWoods Chicago office, as co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Group and as co-chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.
Amy has extensive experience handling criminal and civil antitrust matters for international and U.S. companies, as well as individuals, in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the United States.
Her cases involve international cartels, price fixing, market allocation, bid rigging, tying arrangements, bundling, monopolization, attempted monopolization, Robinson-Patman Act claims, and antitrust conspiracies.
In addition, she regularly advises clients on antitrust issues, compliance and distribution relationships. She is a frequent author and speaker on numerous antitrust, government investigations, compliance, and life sciences topics.
She has designed and implemented numerous national and international compliance programs. Notably, as part of the McGuireWoods team, Amy helped secure a May 2010 victory on behalf of Jo Tankers before the U.S. Supreme Court in Stolt-Nielsen v. Animalfeeds Int’l, 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010), which held that the respondents could not be compelled under the Federal Arbitration Act to engage in class arbitration where the arbitration agreement was silent on the issue of class arbitration.
Amy’s practice also focuses on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, breach of contract actions, commodities litigation, multi district litigation, healthcare litigation, civil RICO litigation, real estate disputes, and intellectual property disputes.
She has first chaired arbitrations, trials and appeals, and recently argued an appeal before the 11th Circuit. Her arbitration practice includes international, domestic, and class action arbitrations before various tribunals.
While earning her law degree at the University of Chicago Law School, Amy won the University of Chicago Hinton Moot Court Competition before Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. As an undergraduate, she earned departmental honors for her research thesis on The Teratogenic Effects of Alcohol Upon Raticus Albinicus Norwegicus.
Amy is the chair of the American Diabetes Association Chicago Board and is a current member of the board. She has been the recipient of the ADA’s Top Individual Fundraiser Award for the Chicago Step Out Walks in 2011-2014. Amy also is a board member of The Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
- Representation of Jo Tankers, Inc., a carrier of liquid chemicals in parcel tanker vessels in international cartel investigation and related treble damage actions alleging price fixing and bid rigging. In re: Parcel Tanker Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut 2003).
- Defense of multiple high-level executives in investigations by the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice.
- Defense of a high-level Japanese executive in an investigation by the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice.
- Creation and implementation of multiple international compliance programs for global companies.
- The University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1992
- Monmouth College, BA, Biology, summa cum laude, 1989
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Fellow, American Bar Foundation
- Co-chair, Antitrust Section, Committee Operations, 2015-2016; Chair, Antitrust Section, 2012-2015; Vice Chair, 2010-2012, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, American Bar Association
- Appointed Member, Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2008-2010
- Member, Chicago Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners
- Board Member, The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Member, Economic Club of Chicago
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