Overview

Amy Ryder Wentz devotes her practice to counseling and defending employers in a broad range of employment-related matters, including:

  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Social media and privacy
  • Title VII
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112

Amy regularly appears in federal and state courts, and she handles administrative charges before the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, among other agencies.  Additionally, she advises employers on compliance and other employment-related issues; helps them develop employee manuals and policies; assists them with investigations of employee misconduct and harassment; and provides management training on the FMLA and ADA.

Amy represents a diverse group of clients in the following industries:

  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Food service
  • Information technology

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Amy served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lesley Wells, United States District Court in the Northern District of Ohio. In law school, she was executive editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Ohio State Bar Association

Member

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

Montessori High School at University Circle

Warden

Vestry - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, OH

Recognition

Named, Rising Star in Employment & Labor Law

Ohio

Super Lawyers

2012, 2013 and 2014

Recipient, ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law

Publications & Press

Unreasonable Conditions Impeding Our Nation's Charities: An Unconstitutional Condition in the Combined Federal Campaign

53 Clev. St. L. Rev. 689

2006

Speaking Engagements

Curbing FMLA Abuse

2014 Ohio Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 23, 2014

The Collision of Anti-Discrimination Laws and the Religious Rights of Employers

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, OH

October 22, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Benefits – What Ohio Employers Need to Know

2013 Ohio Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 24, 2013

The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP): Critical Challenges Faced by Employers

Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio Chapter, Cleveland, OH

September 19, 2013

Social Media, Cloud Computing and Data Management /Privacy

RPM International Inc.

October 17, 2012

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2006 magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Redlands, 1993

Bar Admission

Ohio

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan