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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.


  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors - Montessori High School at University Circle
  • Member, Vestry - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, OH


  • 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