Amy B. Manning

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Education
  • The University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1992
  • Monmouth College, BA, Biology, summa cum laude, 1989
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Affiliations

Co-chair, Antitrust Section, Committee Operations, 2015-2016; Chair, Antitrust Section, 2012-2015; Vice Chair, 2010-2012, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, American Bar Association

Chairman, Antitrust Law Committee, 2007-2008; Vice Chairman, Antitrust Law Committee, 2006-2007; Call to Action on Women Committee; Past Current Events Newsletter, Antitrust Committee, Chicago Bar Association

Appointed Member, Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2008-2010

Member, 7th Circuit Bar Association

Co-founder, Chicago Women Antitrust Lawyers Network

Member, Chicago Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners

Chairman, Chicago American Diabetes Association

Board Member, The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Former Member, Alumni Board of Directors, Monmouth College 

Amy is the chair of the firm’s Antitrust, Trade and Commercial Litigation Department. She has previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee, on the Board of Partners, as the Managing Partner of the McGuireWoods Chicago office, as co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Group and as co-chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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 antitrust issues, compliance and distribution relationships. She is a frequent author and speaker on numerous antitrust, government investigations, compliance, and life sciences topics.

She has designed and implemented numerous national and international compliance programs. 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, breach of contract actions, commodities litigation, multi district litigation, healthcare litigation, civil RICO litigation, real estate disputes, and intellectual property disputes. She has first chaired arbitrations, trials and appeals, and recently argued an appeal before the 11th Circuit. Her arbitration practice includes international, domestic, and class action arbitrations before various tribunals.

Awards and Recognition

Amy is currently one of six finalists shortlisted as “Best in Antitrust/Competition” for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s sixth annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards. In February 2017, Amy was nominated for a Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and Best Lawyers’ “Women of Influence” Award. In September 2016, The National Law Journal named her a "Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazer." She was awarded the Top Women Lawyers In Leadership Award by the Women's Bar Association of Illinois in October of 2014. She was a Faculty Speaker on two panels for the 2016 ABA International Cartel Workshop, a Faculty Speaker at the 2017, 2016 and 2015 ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, and was on the Steering Committee and a speaker at the 2014 ABA International Cartel Workshop. She also spoke at the Clayton Act 100th Anniversary Symposium. She was named to The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2015 and 2014, Global Competition Review. She was named to Crain’s “Who’s Who in Chicago Business” in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013. Amy was one of five women featured in the May 2016 edition of the Chicago Lawyer in an article titled, “The Leading Ladies of Chicago Law Firms" and 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 January 2015 Global Competition Review article on the Illinois competition bar where Amy and her team received a rating of “Highly Recommended.” Amy also was featured in their May 2009 Global Competition Review issue on Women In Antitrust. She was featured 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 2017-2018 Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section Operations Committee and the former 2012-2015 Chair of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. She was the 2007-2008 chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Committee. 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 is the chair of the American Diabetes Association Chicago Board and is a current member of the board. She has been the recipient of the ADA’s Top Individual Fundraiser Award for the Chicago Step Out Walks in 2011-2014. Amy also is a board member of The Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

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Representation of Horizon Lines, Inc. in a criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice of price-fixing of ocean transportation rates between the United States mainland and Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii and defense of related treble-damage actions brought by customers seeking to recover damages as a result of the alleged conspiracy. United States v. Horizon Lines, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico) and In Re: Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation MDL 1960, (U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico).

Representation of Jo Tankers, Inc., a carrier of liquid chemicals in parcel tanker vessels in international cartel investigation and related treble damage actions alleging price fixing and bid rigging. In re: Parcel Tanker Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut 2003).

Defense of multiple high-level executives in investigations by the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice.

Defense of a high-level Japanese executive in an investigation by the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice.

Creation and implementation of multiple international compliance programs for global companies.

Representation of ADM Investor Services, Inc. in a case alleging the sale of illegal off-exchange futures contracts in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act, as well as fraud and breach of contract; and summary judgment was granted in favor of ADM Investor Services after close of discovery. Asa-Brandt, Inc., et al. v. ADM Investor Services, Inc., et al. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa).

Named one of Chicago’s Most Influential Women Lawyers, Crain’s Chicago Business, 2017

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Antitrust: Civil Litigation and Class Action, Illinois, Legal 500 US, 2017

Nominated, “Women of Influence” Awards, Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and Best Lawyers, 2017

Named a "Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazer," The National Law Journal, 2016

Inaugural Recipient of the David Gotaas Community Supporter Award, American Councils for International Education’s Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF), 2016

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Antitrust, Illinois, Chambers USA, 2013-2017

Named to "Illinois Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2017

Selected for inclusion in “Top 100 Women & Top 100 Women Business Lawyers in Illinois,” Leading Lawyers Magazine, March 2015

Recipient, Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2014

Named to "The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists," Global Competition Review, 2014, 2015

Named to "Who's Who in Chicago Business," Crain's Chicago Business, 2013-2016

Listed in Guide to Medical Device Lawyers, Illinois Antitrust, First Edition, 2012, 2013

Member of Chicago Antitrust Practice Listed as "Highly Recommended," Illinois, Global Competition Review, 2015

Fellow; Member, Diversity Law and Trial Law Institutes, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyers Honorary Society

Selected as a "Leading Lawyer," Antitrust Law and Commercial Litigation, Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Women's Edition, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2009

Listed in “Who’s Who in American Law,” Marquis Who’s Who, 2007-2008

Named to Lawdragon 500 "New Stars New Worlds," 2006

Named to Lawdragon 3000 “Leading Lawyers in America," 2006

Recipient, National Association of Women Business Owners 2006 Corporate Woman of Achievement Award, 2006

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Recipient, Thomas P. McAulroy Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy with Highest Distinction, 1992

"The leading ladies of Chicago law firms," interviewed in Chicago Lawyer, May 2016
Author, "Does Antitrust Crime Pay? – A Defense Perspective," ABA Antitrust Section / Global Private Litigation Committee, Global Private Litigation Bulletin, March 2016
Author, Record-Setting Antitrust Law Enforcement: Stiffer Fines and Longer Sentences Call for Rigorous Compliance Programs, Tenth International Cartel Workshop, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and the International Bar Association, 2014
Author, ACPERA – Eight Years Later, “Satisfactory Cooperation” Lacks a “Satisfactory” Definition, 2012 International Cartel Workshop, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and the International Bar Association, 2012
"Gaining valuable experience from nonprofit boards," interviewed in Chicago Lawyer, December 2011/January 2012
Editorial Board Member, Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors, Second Edition of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section book, 2010
Co-author, "Avoiding and Solving Antitrust Problems Through Compliance and Negotiation," Inside the Minds: Antitrust Dispute Resolution, Aspatore Books, 2007
Speaker, "Guardian at the Gate: Real World Antitrust Compliance," Hot Topics in Antitrust Compliance and Enforcement Conference, 2017
Speaker, "The Fundamentals of Effective Compliance," Compliance in the Real World; A Practical Discussion About Today’s Top Issues, McGuireWoods LLP Conference, 2017
Speaker, "Joint Defense Group Ethics," Antitrust Law 2017 Spring Meeting, 2017
Speaker, "Antitrust Compliance after the Yates Memo," Hot Topics in Antitrust Compliance and Enforcement, McGuireWoods Seminar, 2016
Moderator, "Hot Button Antitrust Issues for Life Science Companies," 8th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference, 2016
Speaker, Antitrust in 3D!, 2016
Panelist, Women in Law, The University of Chicago Alumni Law Society, 2016
Speaker, "Does Crime Pay?", American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Global Private Litigation, 2016
Speaker, "Leniency Program and Cooperation Post Financial Crisis," ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, International Committee, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2016
Faculty Presenter, "Demonstration VII, The Defense Responds to the Government Investigation: A Company Subject to Searches, Evaluates Next Steps" and "Demonstration IX - Civil Litigation Defendants Respond to the Complaint," International Cartel Workshop, 2016
Speaker, "Step Up Power Breakfast with Amy Manning: Maximizing your Business Goodwill to Reach your Goals", 2015
Moderator, "Executive Roundtable - Medical Device Industry Update," 7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference, 2015
Speaker, "Antitrust Compliance: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure," Hot Topics in Antitrust Compliance, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, 2015
Moderator, "Informal and Intimate Discussion with Twelve Managing Partners," Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, 2015
Panel Moderator, "Market Manipulation: Not Your Common Cartel," Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Presented by the Civil Practice & Procedure Committee, 2015
Speaker, "Women in Antitrust Litigation", American Bar Association's Civil Practice and Procedure Section of Antitrust Law and the Membership and Diversity Committee, 2015
Panelist, "Making Legal Economics Work for You", National Association of Women Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, 2015
Faculty Presenter, "Have the Courts Gone Too Far Under Clayton Act Suits?," Clayton Act 100th Anniversary Symposium, American Bar Association, 2014
Moderator, "Antitrust Compliance and Other Hot Compliance Topics in the Medical Device Industry," 6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference, 2014
Panelist, "View from the Top: A Step Up Panel Discussion," Step Up, 2014
Faculty Presenter, "Demonstration VII - Scenes 1 and 2, The Defense Responds to the Government Investigation," and "Demonstration X - Civil Litigation Defendants Respond to the Complaint," International Cartel Workshop, 2014
Moderator, "Medical Device Companies: Trends and Developments in Compliance," 5th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference: Innovation, Investing and Regulatory Issues, 2013
Speaker, "Dealing with Enforcement Issues and Opportunities," PLI Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments and Hot Topics, 2013
Presenter, "M&A Global Compliance Risks – From A to SEC," SEC Hot Topics Institute, RR Donnelly, 2012
Co-speaker, "Opting-Out: Strategic Considerations for Antitrust Litigants," Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Presented by the Civil Practice & Procedure Committee, 2012
Faculty and Speaker, "Recent Decisions and Their Impact on Antitrust Enforcement and Litigation," PLI Antitrust Institute 2012: Developments & Hot Topics, 2012
Faculty Presenter, "Negotiating A Plea Agreement in the U.S.," International Cartel Workshop, 2012
Faculty and Speaker, "Recent Decisions and Their Impact on Antitrust Enforcement and Litigation," PLI Antitrust Institute 2011: Developments & Hot Topics, 2011
Panel Moderator, "Being a Woman in the Legal Industry," The Chicago Lawyer Magazine Diversity Conference, 2011
Speaker, "Corporate Impact of Involvement with the ADA," American Diabetes Association Event, 50 Chicago Area Companies, 2011
Panel Moderator, "The Life Of An International Cartel Case: A Six-Part Practical Series, Part Five: Discovery and Investigation Issues," ABA Antitrust Section Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2011
Speaker, "Impact of the American Diabetes Association", 2011
Panelist, "Is It Time to Improve the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvement Act?," Bates White 8th Annual Antitrust Conference, 2011
Panel Moderator, "Careers in Antitrust Litigation," ABA Antitrust Section Civil Practice and Procedure Committee Program, 2011
Co-speaker, "Antitrust Concerns in Medical Device Pricing and Reimbursement," ACI In-House Counsel Forum on Medical Device Pricing & Reimbursement, 2011
Speaker, Monmouth College Women in Science Conference, 2010
Panelist, "Avoiding the Appearance of 'Predatory Pricing' by Carefully Crafting Pricing and Distribution Strategies That Are In Line with Robinson-Patman," ACI 5th Annual In-house Counsel Forum on Pharmaceutical Antitrust, 2010
Panelist, ABA Antitrust Section Civil Practice and Procedure Committee Program, 2010
Speaker, "US & EU Antitrust Considerations in the Context of Risk Management," The German American Trade Association, 2009
Co-speaker, "After the Implementation: Next Steps for Building an Effective Compliance Program," Medical Device Regulatory, Reimbursement and Compliance Congress, 2009
Panel Moderator, "Avenues to Partnership (there's more than one!)," Ms. JD's Third Annual Conference on Women in the Law, Co-sponsored by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and the National Association of Women Lawyers, 2009
Co-speaker, "After the Implementation - Next Steps for Building an Effective Compliance Program," AdvaMed Webinar, 2009
Co-speaker, "Recent Developments in Antitrust: A Prescription for Compliance," Client Seminar, 2009
Host of Webinar, Life Sciences Sales and Marketing Compliance Update, McGuireWoods LLP Webinar, 2009
Panelist, "The Search for Work/Life Balance," McGuireWoods LLP and Working Mother Magazine, 2008
Panelist, "Women Summer Associates - Making the Most of Your Summer," Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, 2008
Panel Moderator, "The Next Generation of Women Lawyers: What do They Want and How Can Women's Initiatives Respond?," Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms, 2008
Chairperson, "State Attorney General Investigations: Trends & Strategies," AdvaMed Conference, 2007
Introductory Speaker, Lunch with Federal Trade Commission Chairman, Hosted by The Chicago Women Antitrust Lawyers Network, 2007
Panel Moderator, "The Supreme Court Overruled Dr. Miles: Now What?," ISBA Antitrust & Unfair Competition Section, and CBA Antitrust Committee, 2007
Speaker, "Women in Law," The University of Chicago Law School, 2007
Speaker, "Antitrust Compliance in 3D," Hot Button Antitrust Issues Affecting Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Companies Seminar, McGuireWoods LLP, 2007