Amy R. Lucas

Partner

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Amy Lucas is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer who has guided clients to victories in high-profile, high-stakes matters. Her adept skills—during and after trial, in discovery, and before litigation—have yielded success on complex cases at all levels. She regularly counsels clients on contract and intellectual property disputes, mass tort and product liability cases, business torts, and class actions.

Amy has represented a diverse range of clients, including some of the most influential companies in the world. Her dedication and diligence have produced headline-making results for clients—and in some cases, kept clients out of the headlines. Her knowledge runs deep across industries, including the pharmaceutical, finance, technology, entertainment, automotive, and new media sectors.

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Corporate & Government Experience

  • Before law school, Amy worked in corporate communications and business development at a major marketing and branding agency in Chicago
  • Extern, United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Criminal Division

Honors & Awards

  • Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report (2020)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US for work in Entertainment, Sports & Media (2019)
  • Named to the 40 & Under Hot List in General Commercial, and Media & Entertainment by Benchmark Litigation (2018–20)
  • Featured in Variety’s Legal Impact Report (Up Next) (2017)
  • Symposium Editor, UCLA Law Review

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Second and Ninth Circuits
  • US District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 2008: Order of the Coif
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Communications, 2003: magna cum laude

Professional Activities

Clerkships

  • Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Board of Governors

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles Chapter)

Author

  • “Specialty License Plates: The First Amendment and the Intersection of Government Speech and Public Forum Doctrines,” 55 UCLA L. Rev. 1976 (2008)

Co-Author

  • “Likelihood of Confusion?—Three Areas of Uncertainty in Trademark Law,” IP Litigator (September/October 2010) 
  • Representing pharmaceutical company in federal multi-district litigation and nationwide state actions asserting claims for, inter alia, public nuisance and RICO violations
  • Representing major studio in confidential arbitration alleging vertical integration and contract claims 
  • Representing pharmaceutical company in ongoing Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings alleging product liability claims; Amy’s team obtained full defense jury verdict in first California trial
  • Representing leading online retailer in trademark and intellectual property dispute with athletic-apparel manufacturer 
  • Defended bank and investment brokerage in lawsuit brought by NFL player alleging fraud, RICO violations, conspiracy, and other torts arising out of third party’s embezzlement from brokerage and bank accounts
  • Represented electric car manufacturer in various forums across the country in actions challenging constitutionality of state prohibitions on direct-to-consumer sales
  • Represented global technology and consumer products company in litigation and international arbitration alleging breach of contract and business torts
  • Represented multinational agricultural manufacturer in worldwide antitrust class action litigation
  • Represented satellite radio broadcasting company in series of copyright litigations and class actions asserting unprecedented public-performance rights in pre-1972 sound recordings
  • Represented creators of multibillion-dollar video game franchises Call of Duty and Modern Warfare in complex litigation for breach of contract, wrongful termination, and fraud (West & Zampella v. Activision)
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