WilmerHale Partner Brittany Amadi was recognized as a South Trailblazer by The American Lawyer in its inaugural edition.
Amadi’s profile highlights how her approach to intellectual property litigation led her to expand her practice to other complex litigation matters. Her extensive litigation experience enabled Amadi to join the trial and appellate teams that successfully defended Harvard’s race-conscious admissions program. The trial and appellate court decisions upholding Harvard’s admissions program were important to allowing colleges and universities across the country to continue creating diverse communities for their students.
“Preserving the ability of students to live and learn in a diverse environment brings with it benefits for society at large,” Amadi notes. “As a society, it is critical that we have a diverse group of people in leadership positions who are tasked with tackling the many issues facing this country and the world at large.”
Amadi, a DC-based partner, has represented clients from a broad range of industries in matters before the US Supreme Court, US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US District Courts and the US Court of Federal Claims.
The Trailblazer series spotlights legal professionals in the South who have made a notable and lasting impact in their respective practice areas. For this edition, The American Lawyer defined the South as Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, George, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.