Amy Starinieri Gilbert Associate

Amy is a go-to litigator in the Chicago office who handles civil and criminal antitrust matters, complex commercial litigation, and consumer class action litigation. Amy also represents corporate and individual clients in government investigations. Amy has significant experience litigating matters relating to consumer protection statutes, particularly the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and provides compliance counseling regarding the same.

Amy’s recent antitrust engagements include representing a healthcare client as a plaintiff in antitrust litigation alleging unlawful exclusive dealing relating to the supply of an active pharmaceutical ingredient and defense of an individual in an investigation brought by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  In commercial litigation, Amy recently represented a prominent data and analytics client in a contractual dispute and defended financial services companies in consumer class actions. Amy also recently conducted internal investigations for higher education institutions and local government entities.

Amy is active in the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, currently serving as Vice Chair for the Women.Connected Committee, which is committed to elevating women in the antitrust bar and beyond, and formerly serving as a Young Lawyer Representative for the Membership & Diversity Committee and the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee. 

Actively involved in pro bono work at the firm, Amy was a member of a team of McGuireWoods attorneys that received an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for their work in a federal civil rights suit.

Amy is an active member of the firm’s Chicago Recruiting Committee.

Community Involvement

Member of the Professionals Board of CARPLS (Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services), a leading legal aid organization in Chicago

  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2014
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, History, Secondary Education, 2011

Vice Chair, Women.Connected Committee, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2021-2022; 2022-2023

Young Lawyer Representative, Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2020-2021

Young Lawyer Representative, Membership and Diversity Committee, Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee’s Young Lawyers Advisory Panel

Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Member, Chicago Bar Association

  • Host, "The One About Spam: CAN-SPAM and TCPA," Frenemies Video Series, April 1, 2021
  • Moderator, "Pricing Conduct Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2020," ABA Antitrust Section Pricing Conduct Committee program, March 3, 2020
  • Speaker, "ABA Cartel Conference," Loyola University School of Law Podcast, February 25, 2020
  • Moderator, "Why Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and Privacy?," American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Membership and Diversity Committee, April 26, 2019
  • Moderator, "Pricing Conduct: 2018 Developments and a Look Ahead to 2019," American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Pricing Conduct Committee, February 5, 2019
  • Moderator, "Pricing Conduct: 2017 Developments and a Look Ahead to 2018," American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Pricing Conduct Committee, February 27, 2018
  • Speaker, "Antitrust Hypotheticals – LIVE! ," Hot Topics in Antitrust Compliance and Enforcement, McGuireWoods Seminar, December 7, 2016
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Recipient, McGuireWoods Excellence Award, 2020

Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

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