Amy E. Morgan is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Kansas. As lead LCS Counsel, she is responsible for early case evaluation (ECE) for class, collective, mass and representative actions. At the outset of each matter, she identifies and reviews pertinent documents, interviews relevant witnesses, coordinates with firm data analysts to conduct damages modelling, and drafts an ECE report for clients’ cases. 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. She works with trial teams on wage and hour class and collective actions for clients in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, hospitality, financial services, technology, manufacturing, restaurant, and travel, including claims alleging:
- “Off-the-clock” work
- Failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks
- Improper calculation of overtime compensation
- Failure to reimburse for business expenses
- Joint employment with respect to wage and hour issues
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.