Overview

Amy E. Morgan is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® Class Action team and is based in Kansas. She is responsible for early case evaluation (ECE). At the outset of each employment litigation matter, she identifies and reviews pertinent documents, interviews relevant witnesses, and drafts an ECE report for clients’ cases, which includes an analysis of potential defense and settlement strategies as well as potential litigation risks. In keeping with each client’s litigation philosophy, she partners with the local Littler litigation team and assists in developing and executing strategies for effectively handling litigation.

Amy has broad experience in civil litigation, including working with numerous trial teams in state and federal court. Her caseload currently includes wage and hour class and collective actions, including lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage laws.

Prior to joining Littler, Amy practiced commercial litigation at a national law firm, where she represented businesses in a wide variety of cases, including those involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, noncompetition agreements, trade secrets and intellectual property, employment disputes, and class actions.

Amy served under appointment by the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas on the 11-person merit selection panel to recommend nominees for the U.S. Magistrate Judge vacancy from December 2014 to March 2015. She was a delegate to the 2005 Trial Academy of International Association of Defense Counsel at Stanford University and to the 2000 Trial Academy of Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers in Columbia, Missouri.

During law school, Amy was a staff member and articles editor of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, where she was the recipient of the 1998 Outstanding Contribution Award. Additionally, she was a member of the National Moot Court Competition Team.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Kansas Association of Defense Counsel

1998-2017; President 2013-2014

Member

Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court

2001-2017; Board of Directors, Membership and Nominations Co-Chair, 2009-2014

Kansas Bar Foundation

Fellow, 2009-present; Board of Trustees, 2010-2018; Investment Committee Chair, 2016-2017

Fellow

Johnson County Bar Foundation

2009-2017; Board of Trustees, 2014-2016; Finance Committee, 2015-2016

Recognition

Awarded, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

Martindale Hubbell®

Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America

2008 - 2016

Recipient, Mary Anne Chambers Service Award for Class of 1998

University of Kansas School of Law

Phi Beta Kappa

University of Kansas

President, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

University of Kansas

1993-1994

News, Analysis & Press

Statutes of Limitations – Kansas

Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

February 5, 2014 (updated May 2016)

Additional Civil Appeals – Kansas

Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

February 2, 2015

Initial Civil Appeals – Kansas

Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

February 2, 2015

Responding to a Complaint – Kansas

Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

February 14, 2014

Litigation Overview – Kansas

Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

January 23, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attract and Retain Top Attorney Talent: Leveraging Flexible or Reduced Schedules (and Technology!) to Keep the Best and Brightest

Moderator, Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting CLE Presentation

June 19, 2015

Director & Officer Liability

Panelist, 50 Practice Points in 50 Minutes

March 20, 2014

Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1995With Distinction
  • B.S., University of Kansas, 1995With Highest Distinction

Bar Admission

Kansas
Missouri

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri