Perspectiva General

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.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Federal Bar Association


Ohio State Bar Association


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

Cleveland Montessori


Vestry - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, OH


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA


Named, Super Lawyer


Super Lawyers


Named, Rising Star in Employment & Labor Law


Super Lawyers


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

Speaking Engagements

2023 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 5, 2023

2022 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 6, 2022

The Next Normal: Getting Back to Business in Ohio

August 3, 2020

COVID-19 and Impacts on Employers and Employees

Cleveland Marshall College of Law

April 30, 2020

2019 Ohio Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 10, 2019

2018 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 18, 2018

Managing Employment Law Cases under the New Civil Rules Amendments

Workshop for Judges of the Sixth Circuit, Federal Judicial Center

May 8, 2017

Fundamentals of Practice in the Northern District of Ohio

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

June 17, 2016

Equal Pay and Retaliation – What's on the EEOC's Agenda and How Can Employers Get Involved?

February 17, 2016

Running the Gauntlet: Surviving Expanding ADA, FMLA, and Paid Sick Leave Obligations

2015 Ohio Employer Conference, Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

October 22, 2015

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 Regional 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


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

Admisión de la barra



  • 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