Amy B. Manning

Amy is the managing partner of the McGuireWoods Chicago office, and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Partners. She is a partner in the firm’s antitrust and trade regulation department. She has spoken on numerous antitrust, government investigations, compliance, and life sciences topics.

Amy has extensive experience handling criminal and civil antitrust matters for international and U.S. companies, as well as individuals, in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the United States. Her cases involve international cartels, price fixing, market allocation, bid rigging, tying arrangements, bundling, monopolization, attempted monopolization, Robinson-Patman Act claims, and antitrust conspiracies. In addition, she regularly advises clients on distribution relationships, including distributor agreement formation and enforcement, distributor terminations, and distributor communications. She also counsels clients on antitrust matters.

She has designed and implemented numerous national and international compliance programs. She is a frequent author and speaker on antitrust, government investigations, compliance and privilege issues. Notably, as part of the McGuireWoods team, Amy helped secure a May 2010 victory on behalf of Jo Tankers before the U.S. Supreme Court in Stolt-Nielsen v. Animalfeeds Int'l, 130 S. Ct. 1758 (2010), which held that the respondents could not be compelled under the Federal Arbitration Act to engage in class arbitration where the arbitration agreement was silent on the issue of class arbitration.

Amy's practice also focuses on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, commodities litigation, multidistrict litigation, healthcare litigation, civil RICO litigation, and intellectual property disputes. She has experience with arbitrations, trials, first chair trial experience and appeals. Her arbitration practice includes international, domestic, and class action arbitrations before various tribunals.

Awards and Recognition

In October 2014, Amy was awarded the Top Women Lawyers In Leadership Award by the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. She was on the Steering Committee for the ABA International Cartel Workshop and spoke on three panels. She was named to The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014, Global Competition Review. Amy was one of 15 women attorneys featured in the May 2012 edition of the Chicago Lawyer in an article titled, “Women In Law 2012 – Women Making an Impact.” She was named in the July 2011 Global Competition Review issue in the article titled, “Chicago Competition Bar” and featured in their May 2009 Global Competition Review issue on Women In Antitrust. She was in the 2011 Super Lawyer magazine, and was one of six attorneys profiled as "The Next Generation of Leaders" in the Chicago Lawyer June 2009 issue and again in the "Four Years Later..." feature (October 2013). She is the 2012-2014 chair of the American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, and was vice chair from 2010-2012. In 2012, she was a speaker at both the American Bar Association Antitrust Spring Meeting and the International Cartel Workshop. She was the 2007-2008 chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Committee. She was named to Lawdragon’s 500 New Stars, New Worlds list, and Lawdragon's 3000 Leading Lawyers in America. She received the National Association of Women Business Owners 2006 Corporate Woman of Achievement Award.

While earning her law degree at the University of Chicago Law School, Amy won the University of Chicago Hinton Moot Court Competition before Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. As an undergraduate, she earned departmental honors for her research thesis on The Teratogenic Effects of Alcohol Upon Raticus Albinicus Norwegicus.

Community Involvement

Amy served as the 2012-2014 chair of the American Diabetes Association Chicago Board and is a member of the board. She has been the recipient of the ADA’s Top Individual Fundraiser Award for the Chicago Step Out Walks in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Amy is also a board member of The Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust and Trade Regulation, 2) Antitrust Litigation and Government Investigations, 3) Class Action, 4) Healthcare Law and 5) International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.,1992
Education Monmouth College, B.A.,1989
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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