Amanda Burns is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice, where she focuses on litigation of securities and complex business matters in federal court. Ms. Burns has experience litigating in federal court and bankruptcy court adversary proceedings on issues ranging from civil insider trading to derivative transactions. She also has experience counseling with respect to internal investigations, as well as governmental and regulatory investigations and inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Ms. Burns also has an active pro bono practice. Following graduation from law school, she spent a year as a pro bono attorney for Advocates for Children of New York in the Juvenile Justice Project, where she represented parents of at-risk NYC special education students to obtain appropriate school placements and compensatory educational services. Since joining Weil, Ms. Burns has continued to handle matters for Advocates for Children as part of her pro bono practice. Ms. Burns also partners with Morgan Stanley in assisting NYC seniors in obtaining the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) through Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
Ms. Burns received her B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan, where she double majored in political science and Spanish. She received her J.D. with honors from Emory University School of Law, where she was Executive Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal.