Amy Richardson is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, where she serves as
Chair of the Legal Ethics and Malpractice group. Ms. Richardson practices in Washington, D.C. and
Raleigh, North Carolina. She focuses her practice on legal ethics and malpractice, complex civil
litigation and government enforcement actions.
Legal Ethics and Malpractice – Ms Richardson counsels and represents lawyers and law firms in
disciplinary investigations and prosecutions and malpractice matters Ms Richardson’s disciplinary
experience includes matters before the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) and the
Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) She counsels and advises lawyers and law firms in partner
admissions and departures, and law firm dissolutions Richardson has taught ethics and professional
responsibility at the Georgetown University Law Center and at Duke University School of Law.
Complex Civil Litigation – Ms. Richardson handles complex civil cases in federal court, state court, and
in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States. She is experienced at handling matters
through all stages of litigation. Ms. Richardson works closely with the firm’s telecommunications
practice in cases involving the communications-technology industry, including Telephone Consumer
Protection Act, intercarrier compensation and access fee disputes. Her recent experience as lead
– Obtaining Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice in federal court TCPA action
– Grant of Motion to Compel Arbitration in alleged class action where arbitration clause requires
– Serving as lead counsel in a multidistrict litigation involving intraMTA access charges
Regulatory Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense – Ms. Richardson has successfully
represented companies before federal and state regulatory agencies and Offices of Inspector General.
Ms. Richardson’s extensive white-collar criminal defense experience includes preparing clients for
grand jury appearances and trial work. Ms. Richardson successfully represented one of the defendants
in U.S. v. Price, Zaborsky & Ward, a high-profile obstruction of justice case in the District of Columbia
Superior Court. At the conclusion of the two-month trial, the defendant was found not guilty
(http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/keith-l-alexander/wone-verdict-expectedtuesday.html). Ms. Richardson also assists clients in identifying, complying with and discovering
noncompliance with complex and evolving federal regulatory requirements.
Ms Richardson has received Chambers USA (https //www chambersandpartners com/methodology)‘s
top ranking for white collar crime and government investigations lawyers in North Carolina She also
has been ranked among Business North Carolina (http //businessnc com/special sections/legal
elite/) magazine’s “Legal Elite ” Ms Richardson serves as Vice Chair of the Wake County Commission for
Women, as Ethics Chair for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Litigation Council and Co Chair of the
FCBA Professional Responsibility Committee She is also a co founder of the North Carolina Compliance
Association, an organization for compliance professionals that focuses on networking, information
sharing, and educating members about current compliance issues and regulations.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Richardson served a judicial clerkship for the Honorable. N.
Carlton Tilley, Middle District of North Carolina. Ms. Richardson received her J.D., cum laude, from Duke
University School of Law, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of North Carolina.