AMY LALLY is a trial lawyer who practices in all areas of litigation, including class actions, contract dispute litigation, and real estate litigation. She serves as a global co-leader of Sidley’s Consumer Class Actions practice, which is ranked in Chambers USA for 2021 and recognized for its “deep bench noted for its expertise in the life sciences sector, having obtained a number of high-profile defense verdicts in this field.” Amy is also a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force. She has broadly represented the consumer products and services industries in litigation arising under Proposition 65, California’s Unfair Business Practices Act (UCL, Section 17200), False Advertising Law (FAL, Section 17500), the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), labeling laws (including on comparative pricing and Made in America), the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), TCPA, the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, and California’s Shine the Light law. She is a leading member of Sidley’s California Consumer Privacy Litigation Task Force, a dedicated group of lawyers focused on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), counseling clients on how to assess and mitigate litigation risks by putting in place the policies, procedures, and protocols that comply with the new law. Her clients include numerous consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, including vitamin and dietary supplement companies, pharmaceutical companies, apparel, furniture and home goods companies, and e-commerce companies. Amy has represented a wide variety of other businesses such as financial institutions, hedge funds, accounting firms and oil and gas companies. She also works with clients to assess their product and service offerings, and mitigate litigation risk in connection with strategic growth opportunities.
Amy has tried cases to verdict in both California state and federal court and the Court of Federal Claims. She litigates cases in multiple courts throughout California, including in the counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Mateo. She also has significant experience assisting consumer products and services companies in strategic transactions, including Bodega Latina Corporation and Vegamour.
Amy received an AmLaw Litigation Daily Shout-Out honor in June 2021 for her work defending The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC against a putative privacy class action, and again in July 2022 for securing a win in a dispute spinning out of a US$40 million loan her client, Fortress Investment Group affiliate DBD Credit Funding LLC, secured by The Beverly House. In 2020, Amy was recognized as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She also led the Sidley team in defense of a consumer class action that was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top Defense Verdicts” of 2020. Clients have described Amy as “an excellent trial lawyer; she is an aggressive and knowledgeable advocate in Prop. 65 Cases” (Chambers USA, 2015). She was also recommended in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 for dispute resolution. Amy is named to Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Litigators in America (2022).
Amy earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Boston College, summa cum laude, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honor Society and Cross and Crown Honor Society.