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Amy L. Pierce
Ms. Pierce is a counsel in the litigation practice group, where she focuses on commercial litigation. Ms. Pierce has played an important role on several complex litigation matters.
Ms. Pierce has significant experience representing owners and contractors in both public and private works construction disputes. Ms. Pierce has represented clients in litigation, judicial reference, and mediation regarding high dollar construction disputes including breach of contract actions, disputes over change orders, scheduling, sequencing and delay and impact claims. Ms. Pierce also has experience prosecuting and defending mechanics' liens, bond and construction defect claims. Ms. Pierce also has first chaired several arbitrations before the Contractors State License Board, and routinely acts as a liaison with the Contractors State License Board on behalf of a number of clients. Ms. Pierce also testified before the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee regarding proposed amendments to California's Contractors Law.
Ms. Pierce also has considerable experience in cases involving allegations of securities fraud, lender-liability, and unfair/unlawful business practices, including claims under California's False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law, Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, Gift Card Law and Rees-Levering Automobile Sales Finance Act. She also routinely consults with clients regarding compliance with these laws.
Ms. Pierce also has defended in state and federal court several owners and lessees in disabled access cases alleging violations of the California Unruh Civil Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1999.
Ms. Pierce also has experience in the managed health care area, handling cases involving contractual disputes between health plans and providers and Medi-Cal rate setting and related disputes between health plans and governmental entities.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California and all California State Courts
Captain of Team Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for the 2008 - 2011 Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure, Awarded No. 1 Corporate Team with the Highest Team Donation and No. 1 Corporate Team with the Highest Average Team Member Donation
Top 100 Fundraiser Club 2008 - 2011 Komen Race for the Cure Sacramento Valley Affiliate
Center Partnership Award from the Center For Youth Citizenship, September 2007
Co-Captain of Team Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for the 2005 - 2007 Komen Race for the Cure, Awarded No. 1 Corporate Team with the Most Pledge Dollars Raised Per Team Member