Amy Breihan is a member of the Commercial Litigation client service group. She is experienced in nearly all stages of litigation, including responsive pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions, settlement conferences, and trial preparation. Her commercial litigation experience includes representing manufacturers in defense of claims brought under the Magnuson-Moss Act, as well as defending large financial institutions in defense of claims brought under both federal and state Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other state and federal common law and statutory claims. Much of this work entails daily monitoring of a caseload of approximately 15-30 cases, and coordinating the handling of those actions with the assistance of local counsel. Ms. Breihan also has litigation experience defending an established designer and manufacturer against the sale of counterfeit goods. Ms. Breihan’s asbestos litigation experience includes preparing for and taking depositions, drafting dispositive motions, and preparing case and settlement reports and analyses. Along with a colleague, Ms. Breihan recently conducted a trial defending a pro bono client against claims brought pursuant to The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction done at the Hague on October 25, 1980.
During law school, Ms. Breihan worked at Northwestern University School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. While at the Center, she assisted with the defense of one of the Center’s clients by conducting pre-hearing investigations and research, presenting the defense’s opening statement, and questioning witnesses at the post-conviction hearing. During this time, she also co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Center that was successfully submitted to the Illinois Supreme Court. Ms. Breihan worked as a summer associate at the firm’s Chicago office, where she worked for a year prior to joining the St. Louis office. In addition to her J.D., Ms. Breihan holds a degree in Economics from Grinnell College.
Bar and Court Admissions
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Northwestern University, J.D., 2010
Grinnell College, B.A., 2006
Chicago Bar Association, Member, November 2010 – Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Member, November 2010 – Present
Civic Involvement and Honors
Justice Council of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Board Member, November 2010 – Present