Amanda Weingarten is an associate in the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where she focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and internal investigations. Amanda also works on complex civil litigations, including securities, employment, and other complex commercial disputes. She has significant experience litigating in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels and is a member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group.
Prior to private practice, Amanda clerked for former Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Paul G. Gardephe on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Amanda graduated from Yale Law School in 2016, where she was a Lead Articles Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review as well as the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University in 2013, where she was her class valedictorian.
Prior to law school, Amanda trained at the School of American Ballet and enjoyed a long and successful career as a Soloist with the Miami City Ballet where she performed works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, and scores of other renowned choreographers across the United States and abroad. While dancing, she served as Miami City Ballet’s company representative, negotiating dancers’ contracts and enforcing company regulations.
In addition to serving on the Associate Board of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Amanda is an active participant in Paul, Weiss’s pro bono practice. Amanda represents a wide range of pro bono clients, including professional ballet dancers and ballet schools within New York City.