Amanda C. Lynch

(415) 421-7151 ext. 347

B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard College
J.D., Yale Law School, C. LaRue Munson Prize

Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Hon. Vince G. Chhabria, United States District Court, Northern District of California

Amanda’s practice focuses primarily on representing workers, labor unions, and public interest organizations in civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including in matters of employment, civil rights, and constitutional law.

While in law school, Amanda was a student director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, representing individuals and organizations in litigation seeking greater government transparency.  She also served on the board of her school’s chapter of the American Constitution Society and was a comments editor for the Yale Law Journal.  Prior to law school, Amanda worked in the arts and as a communications fellow for a progressive legal nonprofit.

Representative matters:

  • With colleagues and co-counsel, securing approval of a multi-million-dollar class action wage-and-hour settlement including significant injunctive relief on behalf of fast-food workers.
  • Advising labor unions on contract interpretation and employment law matters.
  • Co-authoring a writ petition resulting in a California Court of Appeal opinion clarifying application of the relation-back doctrine in California Private Attorneys General Act cases.