O’Melveny Worldwide

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 knowledge runs deep across industries, including the pharmaceutical, finance, technology, entertainment, automotive, and new media sectors.

In addition to her regular practice, Amy devotes significant time to pro bono matters, and has represented clients in criminal trials, civil litigation, and administrative hearings, including in federal and state courts of appeals and the US Supreme Court.

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  • Trial counsel for pharmaceutical defendant in California opioid trial, involving claims by municipalities seeking more than US$50 billion and resulting in complete defense victory. Courtroom View Network named the win #1 on its “Top 10 Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2021” and AmLaw reported “Defense wins just don't get much bigger”
  • Trial counsel for pharmaceutical company in Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings alleging product liability claims, resulting in full defense jury verdict in first California trial
  • Trial counsel for major studio resulting in victory in confidential arbitration alleging vertical integration claims
  • Trial counsel representing insurance company in litigation alleging bad faith with cross-claims for insurance fraud
  • Representing pharmaceutical company in federal multi-district litigation and nationwide state actions asserting claims for, inter alia, public nuisance and RICO violations
  • Represented 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)
  • Represented Hollywood Foreign Press Association in litigation, trial, and appeal concerning rights to the Golden Globe Awards show (HFPA v. Dick Clark Productions)
  • Defended media company in consolidated putative class action cases involving the Video Privacy Protection Act and other privacy rights, obtained summary judgment on all claims
  • Represented intellectual property library management firm in trial and appeal concerning copyright co-owner's contract claims and alter-ego liability, obtained reversal on appeal
  • Represented major studio in complex intellectual property and contract putative class action


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


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

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation (2023-2024)
  • Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report (2020)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US for work in Media and Entertainment: Litigation (2019-2022)
  • Named to the 40 & Under Hot List in General Commercial, and Media & Entertainment by Benchmark Litigation (2018–2022)
  • Featured in Variety’s Legal Impact Report (Up Next) (2017)
  • Symposium Editor, UCLA Law Review


Professional Activities

Clerkships and Externships

  • Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Extern, United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California, Criminal Division

Memberships, Publications, and Speaking Engagements

  • Treasurer and Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles Chapter)
  • Former Co-Chair Civility Committee, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles Chapter)
  • Ethics in AI, Panelist, UCLA’s 46th Annual Entertainment Symposium (June 2022)
  • Private Investigators: Legal & Ethical Considerations, Panelist, Chief Litigation Counsel Association (September 2020)
  • “Likelihood of Confusion?—Three Areas of Uncertainty in Trademark Law,” IP Litigator (September/October 2010) 
  • “Specialty License Plates: The First Amendment and the Intersection of Government Speech and Public Forum Doctrines,” 55 UCLA L. Rev. 1976 (2008)