Amanda V. Lopez

Associate


Contact

555 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
+1.213.896.6647

alopez@sidley.com

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Education

Amanda V. Lopez

Associate


AMANDA LOPEZ is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office and practices in the Litigation group. She has experience in a wide variety of complex matters, including internal investigations, government enforcement actions, qui tam claims, products liability and consumer class actions.

Amanda previously served as a Reserve Deputy City Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where she conducted several jury trials and argued pre-trial hearings.

Amanda received her law degree from Boalt Hall, where she also earned a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law and served as the California Annual Review Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. During law school, Ms. Lopez externed for the Honorable Richard A. Paez of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in the White Collar Crime Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, summa cum laude, from UCLA.

Publications
Memberships & Activities
  • California State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness, 2014-2017 appointee
  • Family Violence Appellate Project – board member
  • Sidley Austin Diversity Committee – co-chair
  • MALDEF Law School Scholarship Committee
Pro Bono
Amanda coaches a high school mock trial team and has worked on matters related to domestic violence, immigration, and veteran’s issues. She also represented 22 national Latino organizations as amicus curiae in Shelby County v. Holder, No. 12-96, 570 U.S. __ (2013), which involved a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.