Amy T. Brantly

Attorney
Location:
Manhattan Beach, California
Phone:
310-694-5833
Email:

Ms. Brantly is a Founding Partner at KBS.  Prior to founding KBS, Ms. Brantly was a Senior Attorney with Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax, a patent and antitrust boutique.  Ms. Brantly was also an Associate and Of Counsel at Susman Godfrey LLP for over a decade where she worked on some of the largest antitrust cases in the country.  She has significant experience in a range of complex litigation cases, including antitrust, financial fraud, trade secrets, class actions and business torts.  Her antitrust experience includes litigating group boycott cases, exclusionary contracting practices, and bid-rigging involving numerous markets, including, semiconductor packaging, medical devices, insurance and college athletics.  Ms. Brantly has worked on the antitrust side of several cases where both antitrust and patent infringement claims were alleged, and she is a contributing editor of the leading treatise in California on antitrust and unfair competition law, specifically editing the chapter on state antitrust law and intellectual property.  Ms. Brantly has argued cases in both state and federal courts and has handled arbitrations. 

In addition to being acknowledged several times by Los Angeles Magazine as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” in litigation and a “Top Women Attorney in Southern California.” Ms. Brantly is an active member of the Los Angeles legal community and currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) as the President-Elect.  Ms. Brantly graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as a member of the Fordham Moot Court Board and the Fordham Environmental Law Journal.

Areas of Practice

  • Business litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Breach of Contract matters
  • Financial Fraud Cases
  • Trade Libel and False Advertising
  • Lanham Act Claims
  • Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2000
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Member, Fordham Moot Court Board
    • Law Journal: Fordham Environmental Law Journal, Member
  • California State University of Fullerton, Fullerton, California
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1995

Published Works

  • Unfair Competition and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, Winter, 2017
  • Contributing Editor, California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, Chapter 12, State Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property, 2014-2016
  • The Supreme Court Holds The Federal Arbitration Act Trumps State-Law Public Policy, Century City Lawyer, June 2011 Issue

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Panelist, Women Leaders Forum, California State University Northridge 2010
  • Panelist, Class Action Waivers and Class Arbitrations, Bridgeport Continuing Education 2012, 2012 - Present
  • Moderator, Navigating the Path Towards Your Dream Law Job, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 2016
  • Moderator, Navigating the Path Towards Partnership, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 2015
  • Panelist, Taking and Defending Depositions, Pincus Professional Education 2012
  • Moderator, WLALA Litgators Forum, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Los Angeles Magazine as a “Rising Star” in litigation
  • “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California”, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer", 2015 - 2016
  • 2017 Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of California, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Susman Godfrey LLP, Associate, Of Counsel, 2000 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • LACBA Mentorship Program at Garfield High School, Mentor, 2009 - 2010
  • WLALA/LACBA Joint Task Force on the Promotion and Retention of Women in the Legal Profession, Steering Committee Co-Chair, 2015 - 2016
  • Team Prime Time Mock Trial Program Volunteer, 2014 - 2016
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Executive Committee, First Vice President, 2015 - 2016
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Executive Committee, Second Vice President and Treasurer, 2014 - 2015
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Executive Committee, Secretary and Treasurer, 2013 - 2014
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Executive Committee, Communications, 2012 - 2013
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Business Development Committee Co-Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Litigation Section Co-Chair, 2010 - 2011