Amanda McGovern has become one of the most respected litigators in South Florida and has acquired in natural step that same reputation in any forum (whether domestic or foreign) and in any language (whether English, Spanish, or French) in which she represents her clients. Whether the matter involves cross border disputes in alternative investment funds, business contractual conflicts or torts, regulatory investigations, or international issues confronting multinational businesses such as the FCPA, Amanda immerses herself and her team in thoroughly understanding and then achieving her clients’ goals. Amanda’s educational background (she studied in Ireland, France, England, and Spain) is the prelude for the kindred connection her clients share with her as she counsels them at every step of the process. With the unmitigated conviction that there are no insurmountable problems, just poorly managed ones, there is not a single complex business dispute within or outside the U.S. that Amanda cannot master with the stellar skill and refined judgment of a seasoned litigator.
Amanda was previously a partner at Kenny Nachwalter has litigated matters around the world on behalf of a global group of companies in hedge fund litigation (securing complete dismissal of a $64 million lawsuit), shareholder derivative actions, and domestic and foreign bankruptcy-related matters. Amanda has extensive experience in U.S. federal district and appellate courts, state court (both bench and jury), and arbitration. A graduate of Brown University in international relations and the University of Miami School of Law, Amanda has taught, lectured, and written articles on international law. She also chaired the Executive Committee of the International Law Division of the Florida Bar.
Recognized in Chambers USA, Florida Legal Elite, Florida’s Benchmark Litigators, Florida Super Lawyers, and AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Amanda practices law with the passion and conviction of a true advocate whose firm belief that “whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well” marks the quality of representation of each and every one of Amanda’s clients.
American Bar Association (ABA) International Law Fall Conference-Latin America & Caribbean Committee, Moderator, “One Cuba Libre, Please”: Havana Club, Bacardi and the Cuban IP Conundrum, October 25, 2017.
National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) 2017 Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo, Presenter, CLE Session on Securities Arbitration in Action: A Mock Arbitration Hearing, September 2017.
American Bar Association Americas Forum (Bogotá), Speaker, Law and Technology: WhatsApp & Uber: Are Governments Being Left Behind?, November 2016.
American Bar Association Americas Forum (Bogotá), Speaker, The Cycle of M&A Transactions in Latin America– Doing the Deal, Regulatory Requirements and Post-Completion Risks Such as Expropriation, November 2016.
55th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, Speaker, The Ugly American: How Cultural Bias Impacts U.S. Businesses When Negotiating Abroad, May 2016.
Recognitions and Honors
Recognized in the 2017 Edition of Chambers USA in General Commercial Litigation (Florida)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, 2018 Edition
Diversity’s Paradigm Shift Makes for Better Law Firms, Daily Business Review, November 22, 2017
The Slants: Is This the Beginning of the End for Political Correctness, Daily Business Review, June 26, 2017
University of Miami School of Law, JD
Brown University, BA in international relations