Amy has assisted numerous clients on M&A transactions, including EMC Corporation, TA Associates, Boston Scientific Corporation, Celanese Corporation, Citrix Systems Inc, Honeywell International, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Student Loan Corporation, University of Southern California and Verenium Corporation. Her work for these clients includes coordinating IP and information technology diligence reviews and negotiation of purchase agreements and several different types of ancillary agreements, including license, supply and service agreements.
In addition to her work on technology and agreements and M&A transactions, Amy has supported many clients in connection with their general commercial contracts matters. Amy has counseled clients on legal risks and liabilities in many different types of commercial relationships and has significant experience drafting and negotiating supply agreements; marketing agreements; distribution agreements; professional and general service agreements; and consulting agreements.
Prior to joining Bingham in 2006, Amy worked as legal counsel in the patent group at Whirlpool Corporation, developing and managing all agreements for a pilot project involving five major corporate partners and directing an extensive effort for trade dress, trademark, and design and utility patent enforcement as primary in-house counsel for the garage storage division.
As the principal IP lawyer for Whirlpool’s food preparation division, she handled oversight and development of confidentiality, development, brainstorming and supply agreements; management and filing of cooking and microwave patent applications; and monitoring of pending litigation and clearance matters. Amy handled IP infringement investigations and litigation, including licensing agreements as part of settlement, and coordinated efforts to find long-term solutions to diagnosed IP problems within the processes of the corporation. Amy also supervised pending patent applications in approximately 40 countries as lead preparation and prosecution lawyer for a worldwide patent docket.
Early on in her legal career, Amy handled large-scale IP litigation, counseled clients on licensing-related matters and coordinated review of IP issues in corporate agreements. During law school, Amy worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Office of Legislative and International Affairs and in the legal department at 3Com Corporation.