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.
- 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 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 ended in favorable settlements after arbitration was ordered.
*Several of the above representations were handled by Amanda prior to her joining Cadwalader.