Amanda S. Amert is a partner in the Litigation Department and Chair of the ERISA Litigation Group, based in the firm’s Chicago office. She focuses her practice on ERISA litigation and has a wide variety of business litigation, appellate and arbitration experience. Businesses rely on her for help with ERISA litigation and counseling, contract disputes and financial services litigation. She has represented employers in federal courts around the country at the trial and appellate levels, in both individual and class-action lawsuits, and in disputes with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Prior to joining Willkie, Amanda was a partner at another major law firm where she was Chair of the ERISA Litigation Practice and a co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Forum.
Amanda is a member of the board of directors of Chicago Debates, whose mission is to advance the academic achievement and life success of Chicago’s urban youth through academic debate. She also serves on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago, one of the first organizations in the United States to provide legal services regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.
Amanda was selected as a fellow of the 2012 class of Leadership Greater Chicago, a 30-year-old non-profit organization that cultivates Chicago’s business, public and civic leaders through a deeper understanding of the issues facing the Chicago community.
In 2018, Crain’s named Amanda among Chicago’s “Notable Women Lawyers.”