Amanda L. DeFord


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  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, Dean's List, Managing Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal, 2013
  • University of Virginia, MEd, Administration and Supervision, 2009
  • The College of William & Mary, BA, History, magna cum laude, 2007
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Amanda concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Amanda served as judicial intern and then as a law clerk to Judge Amy B. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Before that, she was judicial intern for Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals. She also was a summer associate for a Chicago-based international commercial law firm.

During her final year of law school, Amanda served as managing editor of The Georgetown Law Journal.

Prior to attending law school, Amanda taught AP Psychology and World History II and served as an administrative aid in Henrico County.

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