Amanda M. Knapp


1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.7416
F 216.623.0134

Amanda M. Knapp


Phone: 216.615.7416
Fax: 216.623.0134

Amanda focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation, white collar government enforcement, and corporate compliance. She practices routinely before state and federal courts, representing businesses and individuals in antitrust and other class-action litigation, constitutional and statutory challenges, contract and tort disputes, intellectual property litigation, environmental cleanup actions, and other complex matters. 

Amanda also routinely represents and advises clients in both government and internal investigations relating to white collar matters, and advises businesses in the establishment and improvement of effective corporate compliance programs.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained an eight-figure jury verdict for an international client in a federal court trial concerning the loss of a lucrative business opportunity; the defendants were found liable for breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, and unfair business practices
  • Represented a key sales executive of a Fortune 100 company in internal and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division investigations, resulting in a decision by the Division not to prosecute company or individual, and company decision not to take adverse employment action against the sales executive
  • Represented foreign national executives in international antitrust investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, obtaining grants of immunity from prosecution by the Division
  • Successfully defended a trust company against civil lawsuit asserting fraud and securities violations, resulting in voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice
  • Represented clients in government and internal investigations, interviews, and grand jury proceedings relating to antitrust violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities violations, public corruption, campaign finance, federal banking laws, and the Controlled Substances Act
  • Defended businesses and individuals in antitrust and other class-action litigation
  • Defended municipalities and police officers in federal and state court actions filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983
  • Represented local and international businesses and individuals in contract, tort, environmental, intellectual property, and other commercial disputes in state and federal courts


  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2012-2017)
  • Former counsel to California State Senate Judiciary Committee (2004-2006)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California (2002-2003)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Garland E. Burrell, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of California (2003-2004)


  • 2002, J.D., Harvard Law School
  • 1999, B.A., University of Pennsylvania
    • summa cum laude

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter (2008-present)
    • Treasurer (2016-present)
    • Membership Committee Chair (2013-2016)
    • Board of Directors (2013-present)
    • Younger Lawyers' Committee, Chair (2011-2013)
    • Gun Violence Task Force (2013)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (2008-present)
    • Antitrust Law Section Council (2012-present)
      • Vice-Chair (2016-present)
      • Treasurer (2015-2016)
      • Secretary (2014-2015)
      • Planning Committee Chair, OSBA Convention Seminar (2013)
  • John M. Manos Inn of Court (2011-present)



  • “Internal Investigations: Why, How and When” – Roetzel & Andress, Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2014)
  • “#Ethics 2.0: Professional Conduct in a Brave New Digital World” – Roetzel & Andress, Executive & Corporate Counsel Forum (2013)
  • "Advanced Online Legal Research Skills" - National Business Institute (2010)
  • "Legal Ethics 2.0: Rules of Professional Conduct in the Wireless World" - National Business Institute (2010)
  • "Primer on Eminent Domain and Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut, 545 U.S. 469" - California State Senate Legislative Staff (2005)
  • "Outline of Significant Legislative Proposals Impacting Law and Technology" - Intellectual Property section of California Bar Association (2005)

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Languages Spoken

  • Limited in German