Amanda L. Genovese


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Amanda L. Genovese has played a key role in defending complex litigation matters in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout the United States. As a healthcare litigator, she manages cases from inception and has successfully defended claims against insurers, plan administrators, employers, and managed care organizations. Amanda is regularly called on to help navigate issues involving ERISA, Medicare preemption, payor/provider contract disputes, and behavioral health disputes. She also focuses on out-of-network reimbursement disputes, and advises clients on developing legal issues affecting the managed care industry.

As an experienced commercial litigator, Amanda has represented large financial institutions, private corporations, retailers, and business executives in a variety of high-stakes litigation, including consumer class actions and bankruptcy matters.


Honors & Awards

  • O’Melveny Health Care Group Recommended by Legal 500 for Healthcare: Health Insurers (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation in New York Metro - Rising Star (2017, 2018, 2019)


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Second, Third, and Ninth Circuits
  • US District Court, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York and District of New Jersey
  • US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • New York Law School, J.D., 2012: Member, Media Law and Policy Center, Telecommunications Fellowship Recipient
  • Manhattan College. B.A., Philosophy, 2009: Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society, Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society, NCAA Division 1 Athlete (2005-2009), Co-Captain (2008-09), Manhattan College Women’s Softball, MAAC Player of the Week (2006)

Professional Activities

Presentations and Publications

  • Moderator, “In-house Counsel Roundtable: Managing Key Legal Challenges in Managed Care Operations,” American Conference Institute’s Managed Care Disputes and Litigation Virtual Conference (July 22, 2020)
  • Co-presenter, “Cinema & Developing Key Litigation Strategies in ERISA Reimbursement Cases to Drive Early Resolutions and Manage Legal Spending,” 2019 Blue Cross Blue Shield National Summit (April 29, 2019)
  • Co-author, “The ‘Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule’ and Pushing the Bounds Post-‘McCulloch,’” New York Law Journal (March 9, 2018)
  • Co-presenter, “The Ethics of ERISA - Examining Ethical Issues in Recent ERISA Litigation,” In-House Client CLE Presentation (November 2, 2017)


  • Committee Member, LGBT Rights Committee of the NYC Bar Association (three-year term, class of 2019)
  • Represented a New York health insurance company in appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a case involving medical necessity determinations and additional ERISA benefits
  • Represented a large managed care organization in defense of antitrust and RICO claims
  • Represented major national health insurance companies in defense of ERISA litigation in federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and California, including claims under § 502(a)(1)(B) and breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Represented national health insurance companies in defense of claims asserted under the federal Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act
  • Represented national health insurance companies in defense of breach of contract claims, quasi-contractual claims, and fraud claims