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Amy I. Washburn



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Amy is an associate in the Litigation Department of KMKSC. Amy started her career as a litigator in Washington, D.C., handling business and complex class action matters. On moving to Wisconsin, Amy was originally the lead complex litigation paralegal at KMKSC, before obtaining admission to the Wisconsin Bar and returning to full-time practice in her current role.


Amy has experience with both written and oral advocacy in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She is part of the KMKSC attorney team that successfully represented Wisconsin businesses in a recent appeal of antitrust cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars in controversy at the United States Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and was part of a briefing team that secured a decision from Maryland’s highest state court which overturned 75 years of precedent. Amy was commended in a published opinion by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for her “well prepared and well presented” oral argument.


Amy has appeared on behalf of clients in cases in courts in a number of state and federal jurisdictions, including pro hac vice representation. In addition to complex business litigation, Amy has handled negotiation of joint venture contracts, handled the legal aspects of business start-ups, and represented businesses in a variety of transactional matters. She advises various clients on their compliance duties under such federal laws as FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA (portability and privacy), and their state equivalents, and obtained a partial exemption from HIPAA regulation for a client insurer (the only successful applicant in the country).


Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Western District of Wisconsin



  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA, J.D., 1994.
  • Albion College, Albion, MI, B.A., (cum laude with departmental honors) in Political Science and Public Administration, 1991.


Practice Areas:

  • Complex Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Employment and Employee Benefit Law
  • Joint Ventures and Business Start-Ups
  • Transportation Law and Federal Motor Carrier Regulations


Academic Distinctions/Honors/Awards:

  • Washington & Lee International Law Society: Secretary, 1992-93; President,
  • Recipient of the Creswell Foundation Fellowship, supporting an otherwise-unpaid internship in the practice of international law (San Francisco, California and Geneva, Switzerland).
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition, 1993-94.


Professional Associations:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • District of Columbia Bar


Leadership Positions:

  • Fully-credentialed Non-Governmental Organization delegate to the United Nations Sub- Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Summer 1993.
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity: Clerk, 1992-93; Vice-Justice, 1993-94.
  • Washington & Lee University Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union: Treasurer, 1993-94.


Published Works:

  • Co-author, “Armed Conflicts: an index to United Nations actions in armed conflicts around the world.” Originally presented at the UN Sub-Commission meeting, August 1993; annual updates now published in English by the British Parliamentary Human Rights Group, and in Arabic through a grant from UNESCO.


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