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Amy R. Foote 
Managing Principal  
T 212.759.5054 
F 914.607.6939 
 
afoote@foote-lawfirm.com

 

Amy Foote is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, civil matters, employment matters, and governmental litigation and investigations.  She has successfully represented individuals and corporations in cases in federal and state courts as well as before regulatory agencies and arbitration tribunals. Her cases have involved allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, agent-principal disputes, defamation, antitrust violations, employment-related claims, and intellectual property disputes. Her clients include corporate executives, insurance and investment corporations, accounting firms, and major chemical companies.

 

As a former prosecutor, Ms. Foote is well versed in white collar matters and corporate internal investigations.  She has counseled corporations and individuals on internal investigations, law enforcement inquiries, and litigation-related business issues.  Ms. Foote has also represented corporations and individuals in a variety of criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including matters pending before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Attorney General’s Office, and local law enforcement departments.

Before founding the firm, Ms. Foote served as Senior Counsel to a group of international insurance entities and investment companies, managing large-scale complex litigation.  Prior to that, Ms. Foote was associated with the national law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.  Ms. Foote began her career as a prosecutor at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, appointed by Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau. 

Representative matters include:

 

  • Representation of a group of U.S. -based insurance agencies in a series of litigations against their former principals in state and federal courts in numerous jurisdictions and arbitrations before AAA and ad hoc tribunals.
  • Representation of a major international chemical company against civil and criminal allegations of antitrust violations in numerous jurisdictions, including Multi-district Litigation Proceedings.
  • Representation of electrical utility companies against Enron's bankruptcy committee.
  • Representation of a major film studio executive in a contract dispute with a major film studio.
  • Representation of a multi-billion dollar investment company against a large insurance company seeking its control over certain of its assets.
  • Representation of insurance and investment entities in SEC and New York Attorney General investigations and related civil litigation. 
  • Representation of a former executive of a leading insurance company in SEC and New York Attorney General investigations and related civil litigation.
  • Representation of a senior executive in a registered investment company in connection with employment-related claims of harassment and wrongful termination.
  • Representation of international investment company in trademark disputes in domestic and international jurisdictions.
  • Representation of the world's leading provider of enterprise market information solutions in antitrust litigation.

Ms. Foote received a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was Managing Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.  She received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Carson-Newman College, where she played varsity soccer.