Overview

Amanda Shelby is an advocate and advisor for employers. She partners with them inside and outside the courtroom on litigation, risk management, compliance issues and other employment-related matters. Amanda has worked with nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, manufacturing businesses, and small and midsize businesses.

Employment Litigation

Amanda is an employment litigator with a national practice. She has defended employers in federal and state courts in more than 10 states throughout the country. Amanda represents employers at all stages of litigation — from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state administrative agencies, to federal district courts, and to federal courts of appeal.

Amanda defends allegations related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Client Counseling

Amanda advises clients on investigations, corrective actions (including separations, policies and procedures) and best practices. She offers guidance on trending topics in employment law and partners with clients to develop legally compliant employment strategies tailored to clients’ unique business needs.

Education Law

Amanda represents colleges and universities throughout the country in administrative proceedings and litigation. She has trained faculty and staff on workplace harassment and Title IX, counseled academic institutions on successfully managing sensitive investigations, and advised schools on faculty tenure and termination, student discipline and related education matters.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Indiana Law Review (executive managing editor) (2008)

Colorado College
B.A. Philosophy, with distinction (2003)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Employment Practices Conference
    Co-presenter, Indiana Community Action Association (INCAA), Indianapolis, June 2016
  • Ten Things You Can Do Today to Stay Out of Court Tomorrow
    22nd Annual Faegre Baker Daniels Labor & Employment Law Seminar with Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA), Lafayette, Indiana, April 2016
  • Staying on Top of Your Game: Case Law Update
    22nd Annual Faegre Baker Daniels Labor & Employment Law Seminar with TAHRA, Lafayette, Indiana, April 2016
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act
    Hoosier Owners Products for the Elderly (HOPE) Long-Term Care Administrators Course, Indianapolis, June 2015 and June 2016
  • Surviving in a Large Firm
    Co-presenter, Applied Professionalism CLE, Indianapolis Bar Association, Indianapolis, April 2014 and April 2016
  • Americans With Disabilities Act: The Accommodation Process
    20th Annual Faegre Baker Daniels Labor & Employment Law Seminar with TAHRA, Lafayette, Indiana, May 2014
  • The Essentials of Background Checks & Pre-Employment Screening
    20th Annual Faegre Baker Daniels Labor & Employment Law Seminar with TAHRA, Lafayette, Indiana, May 2014
  • Disability Discrimination
    Editor, Chapter 6, Indiana Employment Law Handbook, Indiana Chamber of Commerce (10th ed.), 2014
  • National Labor Relations Board Gives a “Thumbs Up” to Facebook’s Like Function
    HR Hero Online, 2014
  • The FMLA Turns Twenty
    19th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis, April 2013
  • Real World Role Play: You Know the Law, Now Apply It!
    19th Annual Faegre Baker Daniels Labor & Employment Law Seminar with TAHRA, Lafayette, Indiana, May 2013
  • The FMLA Turns Twenty
    19th Annual Faegre Baker Daniels Labor & Employment Law Seminar with TAHRA, Lafayette, Indiana, May 2013
  • Disability Discrimination
    Editor, Chapter 6, Indiana Employment Law Handbook, Indiana Chamber of Commerce (9th ed.), 2013
  • New Regulations Require Employers to Re-examine Their FMLA Leave Policies and Practices
    HR Hero Line, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • United Way Leadership United — Executive Women's Leadership 2009-10 Class

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Employment & Labor, 2017-18
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013
  • The Honorable Robert H. Staton Moot Court Competition — Order of the Barristers
  • Phi Delta Phi
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