Amanda L. Butler is an associate in Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the Antitrust & Competition and Litigation practice groups. Her experience includes obtaining antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions, and representing companies and individuals in criminal and civil antitrust matters. Her representations have spanned a wide array of industries, including aviation, aerospace, automotive, digital, mining, and pharmaceutical.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Amanda worked as an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, to create regulations and guidance modernizing a $10 billion federal grant program. She also previously served as a fellow at International Justice Mission in India, where her work resulted in precedent affirming the application of a 2013 amendment to the Indian Penal Code criminalizing human trafficking to cases involving labor trafficking, and the creation of a comprehensive training manual for NGO lawyers handling such cases. She was also previously an associate in the D.C. office of another global law firm, where her practice focused on civil and criminal antitrust matters.
Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2013, 2018
Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Successful representation of Unimin, a subsidiary of Belgium’s SCR-Sibelco NV, in its merger with fellow industrial minerals provider Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc., in a transaction closed by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) without issuance of a second request.
Representation of a U.S. company in the DOJ’s criminal investigation of price fixing of generic drugs.
Represented a Japanese company in the DOJ’s criminal investigation of price fixing in the auto parts industry. The company received the second largest cooperation discount the Antitrust Division has ever granted.
Represented a for-profit higher education group in a suit for alleged false advertising brought by the Federal Trade Commission.
Successfully defended ConsumerInfo.com at trial against claims of monopolization and attempted monopolization in the Central District of California.
Corporate advice on antitrust risk and compliance.
Ongoing pro bono representation of a minor from Central America seeking asylum in the United States.
Ongoing pro bono representation of a petitioner seeking a writ of habeas corpus to overturn a murder conviction.