Amanda Karl

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Amanda Karl represents consumers, employees and others who have been harmed by corporations.  She has prosecuted a wide range of complex cases, including product defect, failure-to-warn, wage and hour, data breach, and securities cases, within a variety of industries.

Amanda is a 2014 graduate (Order of the Coif) of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she served as the Managing Editor of the California Law Review, Director of the Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic and Research Assistant to Professor Robert Berring, Jr. She worked throughout law school as a Clinical Law Student at the East Bay Community Law Center, assisting with litigation targeting criminal record reporting violations, and as a law clerk at Equal Rights Advocates, working on women’s employment issues involving wage and hour law, pregnancy discrimination, ADA and Title VII.  Amanda received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Sociology and Human Rights from Columbia University in 2009.

Following graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Paez, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2014-2015), and as a law clerk to the Honorable Claudia Wilken, Northern District of California (2015-2016).

 

Litigation Highlights

  • In Banner Health Data Breach

    Member of the litigation team representing patients, insureds, consumers, and employees whose data was compromised in a massive 2016 breach that impacted up to 3.7 million individuals.

  • In re Taxotere Products Liability Litigation

    Member of the litigation team representing plaintiffs throughout the country who allege that they suffered permanent, disfiguring hair loss after treatment with a chemotherapy drug that did not warn of this possible side effect.

  • In re Behr Process Corp.

    Member of the litigation team representing consumers who purchased DeckOver, a deck resurfacer for long-lasting wood protection, which plaintiffs allege caused deck surfaces to peel, bubble, and crack shortly after application.

  • Deora v. NantHealth

    Representing investors in litigation alleging multiple violations of federal securities laws related to the healthcare technology company’s initial public offering in 2016.

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Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2018
  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Columbia University

Epic Systems And The Erosion Of Federal Class Actions

Law360 Expert Analysis

July 5, 2018

From Clerkship to Career in Public Interest

Berkeley Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society

October 23, 2017

California Omissions Claims: Safety Required?

Law360 Expert Analysis

February 15, 2017

Slice 1 BLF 2017