Amanda Raines focuses her practice on white collar defense and investigations matters, complex litigation and arbitration. Amanda's experience includes conducting internal investigations related to possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA), defending clients in government investigations and enforcement actions, and handling a range of complex litigation matters in New York state and federal courts. Amanda's pro bono contributions include representing criminal defendants together with Criminal Justice Act counsel in the Southern District of New York.
In 2020, Amanda completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Stewart D. Aaron, Magistrate Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Amanda graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where she received the Peter J. O'Connor prize and was a Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar (2014–2016). While attending law school, she served on the Editorial Board of the Urban Law Journal as the Symposium Editor. She received her B.A. in English from Columbia University School of General Studies, also magna cum laude, where she was inducted into the GS Honor Society.
As a student, Amanda served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Andrew J. Peck, Magistrate Judge, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Amanda is fluent in German.
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2016, magna cum laude, Peter J. O'Connor Prize
- B.A., English/Human Rights, Columbia University School of General Studies, 2012, magna cum laude, GS Honor Society
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Hon. Stewart D. Aaron