Amy Sorenson is a regional civil litigator with more than 20 years of experience defending businesses in Utah, Nevada and California at trial, in arbitration and on appeal. She focuses her practice in financial services litigation as well as complex commercial litigation spanning a variety of industries and practice areas. Amy also has experience leading internal investigations.
Financial Services Litigation
Amy manages and defends financial services clients in regional defense programs involving high-volume and pattern litigation. Her financial services litigation experience also extends to the representation of lenders, servicers and other financial industry clients in a wide variety of commercial and consumer matters including qui tam claims, origination claims, consumer disputes, SEC receiverships, probate matters, MERS issues and commercial real estate disputes.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Amy has tried cases to verdict in the state and federal courts, as well as before the American Arbitration Association. Her complex commercial litigation practice includes general business litigation claims in the federal and state trial courts and on appeal, including dealer termination, False Claims Act lawsuits, breach of fiduciary duty, Lanham Act claims, non-compete, contract and unfair competition claims, business torts and intellectual property and professional liability claims for a wide variety of businesses and industries.
Amy assists companies when legal challenges arise from government or industry action or proposed action, employee, class and whistle-blower claims, and other circumstances involving business-threatening conflict and crisis management for business sectors including higher education, healthcare and sports. Amy also advises businesses concerning compliance matters and related corporate policies.
Amy is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice group. Additionally, Amy co-founded and previously co-chaired the Snell & Wilmer Women’s Initiative in order to further the firm’s commitment to supporting, retaining and promoting women attorneys.
Represented multifamily property management company in federal lawsuit involving Lanham Act, unfair competition, intentional interference and breach of fiduciary duty claims
Represented global media company in litigation concerning software implementation and breach of contract, fraud, concealment claims and counterclaims under California law
Represented commercial property owner and manager in appeal of personal injury punitive damages judgment in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Represented financial institution in federal False Claims Act lawsuit and on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Represented secured creditor-financial institution in federal receivership action
Represent multinational technology company in federal court involving breach of contract and copyright infringement claims concerning open source operating system
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1997)
California Public Employee Relations Journal, Berkeley, California (1995-1997)
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, White Collar Crime (1996)
Recipient, Dragonette Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Civil Litigation Trial Practice (1997)
Recipient, Prosser Prize, Civil Trial Practice (1997)
Yale University (B.A., English, cum laude, with distinction, 1994)
University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, Adjunct Professor (Present)
Network of Trial Law Firms, Executive Committee (2018-Present)
Vice President (2021)
Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter, President (2010)
Salt Lake County Bar Association, President (2014-2015)
Women Lawyers of Utah (Present)
Chair, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, United States District Court, District of Utah, Northern Region (2018-2020)
"Hindsight Is 2020: Looking Ahead to Loan Workouts, Financial Litigation Trends and More," Presenter, Colorado Bankers Association Webinar (December 16, 2020)