Amanda Hainsworth

Associate - Boston

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Amanda Hainsworth is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.  She represents individual and corporate clients in state and federal courts at all levels.  In particular, Amanda focuses her practice on white collar crime and government investigations, and complex business litigation.  Amanda also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on criminal defense, civil rights, and juvenile justice issues.

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Education:

  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Brown University, B.A., academic honors, 2005

Representative Experience

  • Representing French telecommunications company in commercial litigation in federal district court.    
  • Representing French and Luxembourg banks in Madoff-related litigation.
  • Representing investment advisor in business litigation in state court.
  • Representing senior corporate executives in government investigations.
  • Defended Fortune 200 company in wrongful death litigation in state court.
  • Defended corporate executive of medical device company in federal False Claims Act litigation.

Pro Bono

  • Represented indigent criminal defendants in pretrial, trial, and post-conviction matters.
  • McCullen v. Coakley, U.S. Supreme Court, amicus brief on behalf of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
  • Fisher v. University of Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, amicus brief on behalf of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).
  • McKaig v. Farmington School Board, New Hampshire Supreme Court, amicus brief on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

Honors

  • Joan W. Scott Prize, Brown University (2005)

Involvement

  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, Member
  • Lawyers for Transgender Rights, 2012 & 2013 Host Committee Member, 2014 & 2015 Co-Chair
  • Foley Hoag Foundation, Grant Application Reviewer
  • Youth Advocacy Foundation, Board of Directors
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts