Amy Ross

Chief Practice Officer Litigation and Litigation Counsel

San Francisco

Amy M. Ross is the Chief Practice Officer for the Litigation Business Unit, the former Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group.

As Chief Practice Officer of the Litigation Business Unit, which encompasses nearly 450 lawyers globally, Amy advises on the strategic planning, operation and management of the business unit. Her responsibilities include oversight of the unit's financial performance, business planning and execution, and lawyer recruiting. 

Amy's practice focuses on the representation of public companies, directors and officers in securities class actions, SEC and DOJ investigations and enforcement actions and shareholder derivative actions. Amy has extensive experience in litigation involving compliance breaches of fiduciary duty and securities law violations, and she has conducted dozens of corporate investigations of all types all over the world. 

She has represented the following companies and/or individuals associated with the following companies: McKesson Corporation, Walmart, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Intel Corporation, Olympus Corporation and Autodesk, Inc.


  • Significant involvement in recent cases include the following.

    • Representation of various individual witnesses who testified in the matter of U.S. vs. Rajaratham.
    • Representation of hedge fund analyst in connection with insider trading probe by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York.
    • The representation of the former General Counsel of multiple public companies in an SEC case brought regarding stock option issues.
    • The representation of the former controller of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. in connection with litigation and SEC and DOJ investigations related to stock option issues.
    • Conducted multiple internal investigations regarding compliance, fiduciary duty and securities laws issues.
    • The representation of numerous public companies in connection with shareholder class actions alleging violations of securities fraud.
    • The representation of public company board members in connection with shareholder derivative litigations.
    • The representation of a mutual fund company in a market timing investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office and the SEC.
    • The representation of a former chief financial officer in a widely publicized financial and accounting fraud litigation including multiple securities class actions, derivative suits, ERISA cases, Congressional hearings and SEC proceeding arising from a public company's multi-year restatement of financial statements.