Amanda Karl (510) 350-9243 vCard

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, sexual assault, and securities cases, within a variety of industries.  In addition, Amanda is committed to fighting voter suppression—she spearheads Gibbs Law Group’s Voting Rights Task Force.

Amanda is a 2014 graduate (Order of the Coif) of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 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

  • Hamilton v. American Income Life

    Representing insurance agents in employment litigation alleging that they were misclassified as independent contractors, not paid properly while training, and not reimbursed for expenses. Amanda is on the team that has achieved a $5.7 million dollar settlement that, if approved, will go towards compensating the class members.

  • A.B. v. Regents of the University of California

    Member of the litigation team representing plaintiffs who were former patients of UCLA OB-GYN Dr. James Heaps, alleging Title IX violations and sexual harassment against both Heaps and UCLA. A $73 million dollar settlement has been reached that, if approved, will go towards compensating over 5,500 women who received treatment from Dr. Heaps.

  • 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.

    Represented a nationwide class of consumers who purchased DeckOver, a deck resurfacer for long-lasting wood protection, which allegedly caused deck surfaces to peel, bubble, and crack shortly after application. The litigation resulted in a favorable, uncapped settlement for the class.

  • Deora v. NantHealth

    Represented a certified class of investors in litigation alleging multiple violations of federal securities laws related to the healthcare technology company’s initial public offering in 2016. Amanda was a member of the team that achieved a $16.5 million dollar settlement in favor of NantHealth investors.

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Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley Law)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Columbia University

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February 18, 2020

Epic Systems And The Erosion Of Federal Class Actions

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July 5, 2018

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California Omissions Claims: Safety Required?

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February 15, 2017

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