Overview

Amanda Semaan is a litigator who has a wide range of experience helping corporate clients resolve complex disputes. She primarily represents employers defending wage-and-hour, discrimination and other California employment law claims. She also represents manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food products and other consumer products in product liability disputes, and has experience in multiple aspects of Proposition 65, including compliance, responding to notices of intent to sue, litigation, and settlement.
Amanda is skilled in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions and briefs; handling discovery; and preparing for and attending trial.

Past Experience

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Amanda worked as a litigation associate with Arnold & Porter and served as a judicial extern for Justice Dennis Perluss in the California Court of Appeal.

Before her legal career, Amanda worked in the California JusticeCorps Program.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

California

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Education

UCLA School of Law
J.D. Journal of Law and Technology (career forum chair) (2013)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
B.A. Communication Studies, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2009)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Top 5 Tips for a Powerful Demonstrative in Medical Drug and Device Trials
    Co-author, Trial Practice Newsletter, ABA's Section of Litigation, March 1, 2017
  • Attorney Fee Awards in Mixed Result Cases
    Association of Business Trial Lawyers Northern California Report, 2015

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • LACBA Domestic Violence Project
  • Represented distressed homeowners in a matter involving the unlawful collection of advance loan modification fees 

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
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