About Amy F. Sorenson

Amy Sorenson is a regional civil litigator, defending business litigation matters in Utah, Nevada and California at trial, in arbitration and on appeal. Her complex commercial litigation practice includes general business litigation claims in the federal and state courts, including dealer termination litigation and arbitrations, False Claims Act lawsuits, 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 also co-chairs the firm’s Financial Services Litigation group, and manages and defends financial services clients in regional defense programs involving high-volume and… Read more

Amy Sorenson is a regional civil litigator, defending business litigation matters in Utah, Nevada and California at trial, in arbitration and on appeal. Her complex commercial litigation practice includes general business litigation claims in the federal and state courts, including dealer termination litigation and arbitrations, False Claims Act lawsuits, 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 also co-chairs the firm’s Financial Services Litigation group, and manages and defends financial services clients in regional defense programs involving high-volume and pattern litigation. Her financial services litigation experience extends to the representation of lenders, servicers and other financial industry clients in a wide variety of litigation matters including lien priority disputes, servicing errors, origination claims, consumer disputes, statutory foreclosure mediations and petitions for judicial review, SEC receiverships, probate matters, fiduciary litigation, qui tam claims, MERS issues and HOA disputes.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• In-House Counsel Pro Bono Programs: Overcoming Practical Issues and Addressing Ethical Concerns, Presenter, Network of Trial Law Firms CLE, New York, NY (August 2018)
• The Second Labor of Hercules - Battling Government Investigations, Panel Moderator, Network of Trial Law Firms CLE, Laguna Beach, CA (April 2018)
• Law Firm Management: Attracting and Retaining the Right Talent, Panel Speaker, Women Lawyers of Utah, Advancement Pledge Series (February 2018)
•“After the Worst Happens: The Punitive Damages Award on Appeal”, Speaker, Network of Trial Law Firms Litigation Management Supercourse, Kiawah Island, SC (October 2016)
• Punitives Slashed in Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Case: In a win for tort reformers, an appellate court embraces a 1-1 ratio of punitive compensatory damages, Featured, The American Lawyer (May 2016)
•“How Do Law Firms Retain Women, and Why It Matters,” Panel Speaker, Utah State Bar 2016 Spring Convention, St. George, UT (March 11, 2016)
• Arbitration Agreements and Practice from a Litigator's Perspective, Panel Moderator, Snell & Wilmer Corporate Counsel Forum (March 24, 2015)
•Trial Academy (Faculty), Utah State Bar Fall Forum (November 21, 2014)
• Standing in the Shoes of the Government - The Rise In Qui Tam Litigation, Panelist, Snell & Wilmer Corporate Counsel Forum (September 27, 2013)
• Managing High Volume and Pattern Litigation, Panel Moderator, Litigation Management: The Company in Crisis Supercourse, Network of Trial Lawyers (May 3, 2013)
• Debriefing: Utah Residential Foreclosure Litigation, Speaker, Utah State Bar Convention, Sun Valley, ID (July 2012)
• Professionalism for Inhouse Counsel: An Overview, Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel Ethics at the End CLE, Salt Lake City, UT (December 2011)
• Rantings of a Partner ... and Pushback from the Associate, Chapter Author: Moving the Court, First Chair Press (July 15, 2011)
• Best Practices: Trying Your Case in Federal Court, Moderator, Federal Bar Association Tri-State Seminar, Park City, UT (September 2010)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial (2017-2018)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2014-2016, 2018-2019)
•2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Technology, The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel (June 2013)
•Utah's Legal Elite: Civil Litigation, Utah Business Magazine (2007-2009, 2012-2015, 2017-2018)
•Mountain States Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation: Defense (2013-2018)
•Top 50 Women Lawyers (2014-2015, 2018)
•Top 100 (2018)
•Rising Stars Edition (2012)
•Litigation Counsel of America, fellow (2009)

Community Involvement

•Utah Access to Justice Coordinating Committee, Co-Chair (2018-present)
•Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, President, Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2004-2018)
•Community Foundation of Utah Women's Giving Circle
•Friends of Utah Children, Past Co-Director

Other Professional Experience

•Latham & Watkins, Associate, San Francisco, CA (1997-2000)
•Berkeley High School, University of San Francisco Street Law Practical Law Teaching Program, Teacher (1996)

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Jun 11
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2018 Recognizes 21 Utah Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 23 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 12
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 21 Utah Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

Feb 01
Utah Legal Elite Recognizes 27 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jun 13
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 43 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jun 12
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 42 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Feb 12
25 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2015 Utah Legal Elite

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Feb 22
17 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2013 Utah Legal Elite

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jan 05
15 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2012 Utah Legal Elite

Related Publications

Oct 04
Legal Alert - Nevada Upholds MERS in Foreclosure Proceedings Read less

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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
  • Professional Licensure
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Trust & Estate Litigation

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Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Supreme Court of Utah
United States District Court, All Districts of California
United States District Court, District of Nevada
United States District Court, District of Utah
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of California
Supreme Court of Nevada

Law School Attended
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law

Class of 1997
J.D.

University Attended

Yale University
Class of 1994
B.A.
English, cum laude, with distinction

California Public Employee Relations Journal, Berkeley, California
1995-1997

Birth Information

Born in 1972
Denville, New Jersey, March 10, 1972

Associations & Memberships

Professional Memberships and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Utah State Bar
•Women Lawyers of Utah
•Network of Trial Law Firms, Officer at Large (2018)
•Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter, President (2010)
•Salt Lake County Bar Association, President (2014-2015)
•Snell & Wilmer Financial Services Litigation Group, Co-Chair
•Snell & Wilmer Women's Initiative, Co-Founder, Former Co-Chair
•Snell & Wilmer Attorney Development Committee (2005-2008, 2011-2014)
•Snell & Wilmer Ethics Committee (2002-2006)
•Snell & Wilmer Hiring Committee (2002-2005)

Bar Fellowship
(2009)

Community Involvement

•Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, President, Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2004-present)

•Friends of Utah Children, Past Co-Director

Other Professional Experience

•Latham & Watkins, Associate, San Francisco, CA (1997-2000)

•Berkeley High School, University of San Francisco Street Law Practical Law Teaching Program, Teacher (1996)

Related News

Jun 12 Mountain States Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 43 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Denise Dragoo and Amy Sorenson Named Among the Mountain States Top 50 Women; David Leta and Alan Sullivan Named Among the Mountain States Top 10 and Top 100

Aug 19 The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12 Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Feb 22 17 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2013 Utah Legal Elite

Jun 27 Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jan 05 15 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to 2012 Utah Legal Elite

Related Publications

Oct 04 Legal Alert - Nevada Upholds MERS in Foreclosure Proceedings Member:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of Utah

•State Bar of California

•State Bar of Nevada

•American Bar Association

•Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter, President (2010)

•Salt Lake County Bar Association

•Executive Committee Member

•Snell & Wilmer Attorney Development Committee (2005-2008, 2011)

•Snell & Wilmer Ethics Committee (2002-2006)

•Snell & Wilmer Recruiting Committee (2002-2005)



Attorney FAQs

Is this attorney admitted to the bar in more than one state?
Yes, Amy F. Sorenson is admitted to practice in California and Nevada.
Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
Amy F. Sorenson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Nevada, United States District Court for the District of Utah and United States Supreme Court.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. has 425 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Amy F. Sorenson attended University of California, Berkeley and Boalt Hall School of Law.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. was established in 1938.

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