Amanda Devereux focuses on white collar defense and complex commercial litigation and arbitration.
Amanda's white collar defense experience includes representing senior executives in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. She has also represented companies and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation.
Amanda received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Article Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University.
- Winning a trial victory on behalf of Mar-Bow Value Partners, LLP (Jay Alix) against global consulting firm McKinsey & Co., Inc. in In re Westmoreland Coal Co. After eight days of trial and relentless cross-examination of all of McKinsey’s witnesses in its direct case, McKinsey was forced to withdraw before Mar-Bow presented a single affirmative witness. The Westmoreland trial victory was the culmination of a multi-jurisdictional effort to address McKinsey’s flouting of bankruptcy disclosure laws.
- Winning a complete victory at both the district court and appellate level for clients sued in a civil RICO action, Empire Merchants, LLC v. Reliable Churchill, LLLP, which sought in excess of $100 million in damages against the third largest beverage alcohol distributor in the U.S. She also recovered attorney’s fees against the plaintiff in a separate litigation.
- Defending an oil refinery in a breach-of-contract action, BP Products North America, Inc. v. Monroe Energy, LLC, which sought in excess of $59 million; the case ended in a favorable settlement during discovery.
- Litigating a breach-of-contract and business tort action for the founder and former president of AIG Global Real Estate in a federal court action against AIG for more than $250 million, ending in a favorable settlement.
- Representing senior executives of multinational corporations who were identified as targets of investigations by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, resulting in the investigations ending with no indictments of the clients.
- Winning an emergency stay from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in NML Capital. Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, preventing enforcement of a lower court injunction that would have blocked $3 billion in payments by the Republic of Argentina to bondholders.
- Bringing successful proceedings to compel arbitration in federal and state courts in two separate matters in which a client had been sued by former investors in another jurisdiction; both cases in favorable settlements after arbitration was ordered.
*Several of the above representations were handled by Amanda prior to her joining Cadwalader.