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Amy B. Cheng

Amy B. Cheng

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
amy.cheng@nelsonmullins.com

Amy, an experienced and zealous litigator, represents individuals, companies, and higher education institutions in the full range of labor and employment, business litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations matters. Amy regularly defends individuals or companies and conducts complex and high-stakes internal investigations on behalf of companies and higher education institutions into highly-sensitive termination and related grievance procedures, issues related...

Amy, an experienced and zealous litigator, represents individuals, companies, and higher education institutions in the full range of labor and employment, business litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations matters. Amy regularly defends individuals or companies and conducts complex and high-stakes internal investigations on behalf of companies and higher education institutions into highly-sensitive termination and related grievance procedures, issues related to alleged race and gender discrimination, and a myriad of other topics. 

Amy is hailed by her colleagues, clients, and the legal community as a talented litigator with an eye for resolution. In early 2023, she was selected by the Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta’s premier general interest publication, as an honoree for its 2023 Women Making a Mark program for her significant contributions to the local community. In April 2022, Amy was selected as an “On the Rise” honoree for the 2022 Georgia Legal Awards, recognizing Georgia’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40. Amy is also a 2022 graduate of the LEAD Atlanta Class and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star for Business Litigation every year since 2019.

Amy B. Cheng

to alleged race and gender discrimination, and a myriad of other topics. 

Amy is hailed by her colleagues, clients, and the legal community as a talented litigator with an eye for resolution. In early 2023, she was selected by the Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta’s premier general interest publication, as an honoree for its 2023 Women Making a Mark program for her significant contributions to the local community. In April 2022, Amy was selected as an “On the Rise” honoree for the 2022 Georgia Legal Awards, recognizing Georgia’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40. Amy is also a 2022 graduate of the LEAD Atlanta Class and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star for Business Litigation every year since 2019.

Amy, an experienced and zealous litigator, represents individuals, companies, and higher education institutions in the full range of labor and employment, business litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations matters. Amy regularly defends individuals or companies and conducts complex and high-stakes internal investigations on behalf of companies and higher education institutions into highly-sensitive termination and related grievance procedures, issues related... to alleged race and gender discrimination, and a myriad of other topics. 

Amy is hailed by her colleagues, clients, and the legal community as a talented litigator with an eye for resolution. In early 2023, she was selected by the Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta’s premier general interest publication, as an honoree for its 2023 Women Making a Mark program for her significant contributions to the local community. In April 2022, Amy was selected as an “On the Rise” honoree for the 2022 Georgia Legal Awards, recognizing Georgia’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40. Amy is also a 2022 graduate of the LEAD Atlanta Class and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star for Business Litigation every year since 2019.

Experience

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Representative Matters

  • Commercial Litigation and Business Torts
    • Has represented individuals and companies in a wide variety of complex business disputes from case inception through trial
  • Labor & Employment
    • Has represented management in employment lawsuits including race, sex, age, disability, harassment, retaliation, and other discrimination claims; enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation, trade secret, and confidentiality covenants; wage and hour disputes; and other matters
    • Has assisted businesses with employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase agreements, and other corporate transactions
    • Has counseled employers in connection with hiring, discipline, terminations, wage payment practices, employee training, personnel policies, internal investigations, state and federal recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and strategies for the prevention of employee lawsuits
  • White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
    • Has represented a large healthcare corporation in a False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute investigation involving the United States Department of Justice
    • Has represented a large public university in a complex ethics and compliance internal investigation spanning multiple years, multiple university offices, and dozens of university employees and officials.
    • Has represented various manufacturing, finance, and financial technology companies defending subpoenas and civil investigative demands before federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
    • Represented a private university on an internal investigation involving a highly sensitive faculty termination and related grievance procedure.

Previous Professional Experience

  • Litigation associate, full-service and an employment and business litigation firms based in Atlanta (2015-2018)

Externships/Internships

  • Judicial Extern, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta (2015)
  • Judicial Extern, Georgia Supreme Court (2014)
  • Legal Extern, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014)
  • Summer Legal Intern, Office of Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor (2014)

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, JD (2015)
    • Best Law Student Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (2015)
    • Emory International Law Review, Managing Editor (2015)
    • Dean's List 
  • University of South Carolina, MPH, highest honors (2012)
  • Emory University, BS, Biology (2009)
    • Summer Undergraduate Research Program Fellow, Medical University of South Carolina (2006-2008)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Board member, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
  • Georgia State Bar 
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Vice President, President-Elect (2022–present) 
    • Secretary (2021–2022)
    • Treasurer (2020-2021)
    • Board of Directors (2018–2020)
  • Korean American Bar Association of Georgia
  • Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Women’s Leadership Network Co-Chair (2021-Present)
  • LEAD Atlanta Class of 2022
  • Board of Directors, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2019-present)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Board of Directors and Executive Board Member, Litigation Section (2016-present)
    • Board of Directors, Labor & Employment Section (2016-2019)
  • Barrister, Bleckley Inn of Court (2018–2020)
  • Barrister, Judge Clarence Cooper American Inn of Court (2020-Present)