Amy Williams-Derry

Seattle

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, Washington 98101 

P: 206.623.1900
F: 206.623.3384

 

 

Amy Williams-Derry’s practice at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. combines her passion for protecting people and the environment with her talent and experience in commercial litigation, complex financial transactions, and consumer protection.

Amy is a senior member of the complex litigation group at Keller Rohrback, where she draws on her diverse background representing plaintiffs, defendants, and coordinating with federal and state governmental entities to secure the best results for her clients. Prior to law school, Amy worked on environmental and transportation issues in Washington, D.C. At the University of Virginia School of Law, Amy was the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.

After practicing commercial litigation for five years with a prominent Seattle firm, Amy applied her trial, arbitration, and mediation experience to an environmental law fellowship in the non-profit sector. Working with Earthjustice, she fought for salmon, old-growth timber forests, and endangered species in litigation in state and federal courts throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Amy joined Keller Rohrback in 2005 with this wealth of experience in commercial litigation and environmental law. At Keller Rohrback, Amy has expanded her docket to include complex class actions, investor cases, and multi-defendant actions. Amy thrives on solving complex problems by looking at them from a variety of angles, and her practice has flourished at Keller Rohrback where she has played key roles in cases nationwide in ERISA, securities, complex financial transactions, consumer protection, and environmental actions on behalf of both institutions and individuals.

Amy has represented clients in proceedings involving the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as in mediation and arbitration settings, including before the National Labor Relations Board, National Association of Securities Dealers, and the New York Stock Exchange. Amy’s current representative cases include Doe, et al. v. Donald Trump, President of the United States, et al. (W.D. Wash.), Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston v. Ally Financial, Inc., et al. (D. Mass.), Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago v. Banc of America Funding Corp., et al. (Cook Cty. Ill.), and In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (N.D. Cal.).

Amy serves as a cooperating attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington.


Bar and Court Admissions

1998, Washington

2015, Massachusetts

1998, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

1998, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

1999, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2007, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

2007, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

2015, U.S. Supreme Court


Education

Brown University – A.B., with honors, 1993, Sociology 

University of Virginia School of Law – J.D., 1998; Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, 1997-1998


Professional and Civic Involvement

Washington State Bar Association, Member 

King County Bar Association, Member 

American Bar Association, Member 

WithinReach, Board of Directors, 2006-2009 

The Evergreen School, Annual Giving Co-Chair, 2012-2013 

Washington Women Lawyers, Member 

King County Washington Women Lawyers, Member 

The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Member


Honors & Awards

Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 2003-2009

AV®, Peer Review Top-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Articles & Presentations

No Surprises After Winstar: Contractual Certainty and Habitat Conservation Planning Under the Endangered Species Act, 17 Va. Envtl. L.J. 357 (1998)

Presenter, American Law Institute-American Bar Association ERISA Conference, Employer Stock Cases and Cash Balance Plans, Scottsdale, AZ, 2008.

Presenter, Washington State Bar Association, Employment Benefits CLE, Hot Topics in ERISA Class Action Litigation, Seattle, WA, 2010.

Presenter, HarrisMartin MDL Conference: Fantasy Sports, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Pharmaceutical Litigation, Cape Coral, FL 2016.

Presenter, HarrisMartin Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Litigation Conference, Santa Barbara, CA 2016.

Presenter, HarrisMartin MDL Conference: Environmental Contamination Cases, Seattle, WA 2016.


Recent Posts

Keller Rohrback Files Suit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers

Court Grants Final Approval to 3.0-Liter Class Action Settlement & Bosch Class Action Settlement

ACLU of Washington and Keller Rohrback File Amended Suit Challenging Trump’s Still Unconstitutional Travel Ban

Preliminary Approval of VW/Audi/Porsche 3-liter and Bosch Settlements in Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Litigation

ACLU of Washington and Keller Rohrback File Suit Challenging Trump’s Ban on Travel by Persons with Student and Work Visas

Bosch Agrees To $327.5 Million Settlement in VW Diesel Emissions Fraud Case

Settlement Agreement Filed for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche 3.0-Liter

Important Info for Owners of TDI 3.0-Liter VWs/Audis/Porsches

Court Grants Final Approval 2.0-Liter Settlement

Volkswagen Litigation Update – 8/25/2016

Volkswagen Litigation Update – Preliminary Approval of VW Settlement Granted

Volkswagen Litigation Case Update

Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-Liter Emissions Settlement

Keller Rohrback Continues Investigation of Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Recalled for Rollaway Risk

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrids

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Volvo Hybrid Battery Life

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Recall of Vehicles for Transmission Problems Linked to Rollaway

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates High Levels of Lead in Children’s Cra-Z-Art Kits

VW Litigation Case Update

Los abogados de demandas colectivas de Keller Rohrback están investigando altos niveles de plomo y cadmio en bisutería o joyería infantil

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Partner Amy Williams-Derry Discusses Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Keller Rohrback’s Consumer Class Action Attorneys Are Investigating High Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Keller Rohrback Investigates Claims of Diesel Porsche Cayenne Consumers

Keller Rohrback Files Suit on Behalf of Porsche, Audi, and VW Consumers

Keller Rohrback Warns Consumers About VW Goodwill Package

Keller Rohrback Expands Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against VW

KR Launches Investigation After EPA Adds Audi & Porsche to VW Clean Air Act Violation

Keller Rohrback Files Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Volkswagen

VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's Alleged Violation of Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Investigated by EPA Over Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Violates Clean Air Act

Volkswagen Class Action Complaint Expands To Include Affected Porsche and Audi Vehicles

KR Asks Federal Judge to Prohibit VW and Audi From Making Misleading Statements to Drivers

Keller Rohrback Asks Judge To Stop Misleading Communications

Volkswagen News From Around The Web

Volkswagen Help Center - Useful Links

KR attorney Dan Mensher discusses environmental impact of VW Dieselgate

Meet the Keller Rohrback Volkswagen Team

Keller Rohrback Advocates for Volkswagen Diesel Consumers Nationwide in Class Action