Amanda L. DeFord Partner

Amanda’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with special emphasis on trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and unfair competition. She has represented clients in federal courts across the country as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, WIPO, and the National Arbitration Forum. In addition to her intellectual property litigation practice, Amanda has experience representing clients in post-acquisition indemnification suits in both state and federal court.

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.

Amanda graduated in the top 1% of her law school class, and 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.

  • 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 Eastern District of Virginia
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