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Amy Pritchard Williams
U.S. Supreme Court Implied Certification Case Both Expands and Limits False Claims Act Liability
Court Recognizes Theory but Reaffirms the “Rigorous” Materiality and Scienter Requirements, Making Clear that the FCA is No Remedy for “Minor or Inconsequential” Infractions
Government Enforcement Alert
17 June 2016
Federal Court of Appeals Holds That Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Are Not Agents of the United States, But Open Questions Remain
Consumer Financial Services Watch
14 March 2016
Kennedy Covington Partner Receives "Women in Business" Award
Kennedy Covington Press Release
July 17, 2007
Financial Institutions and Services Litigation
Class Action Litigation Defense
Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes
Federal, State and Local False Claims Act
Restructuring & Insolvency
White Collar Crime/Criminal Defense
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1992
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1989, (with distinction; Morehead Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa)
Bar of North Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Ms. Williams is a partner in the Charlotte office and focuses her practice on financial services litigation and bankruptcy. She has twenty years experience representing lenders and other creditors in complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions and related matters. Ms. Williams represents consumer lenders in connection with False Claims Act actions, internal investigations and government investigations. She has extensive experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, receivership and foreclosure actions.
Best Lawyers in America
, Commercial Litigation, 2013 - 2017
Charlotte Business Journal
, Top Women in Business Award, 2007
Mental Health Association of the Central Carolinas, Inc., Board of Directors, 2005; President 2008-2009
National coordinating class counsel for mortgage loan servicer in connection with actions alleging improper document signing and foreclosure practices. All class matters dismissed at early stages.
Defense of mortgage lender in False Claims Act actions challenging mortgage origination, closing and government insurance claim practices.
Representation of mortgage lender in connection with federal investigations concerning mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure practices.
Obtained summary judgment for state charted bank and affiliate in multiple cases involving lender liability claims asserted by borrowers against mortgage lenders based on alleged violations of state security laws, Interstate Land Sales Act, fraud and negligent underwriting.
Defense of class actions in state and federal court arising out of allegations of violations of state and federal consumer finance regulations.
Defense of lender liability claims asserting control theories, bad faith and other claims against national asset-based lender.
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