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Amanda Fox Perry

FOUNDING PARTNER

Email: amanda@foxmckenna.com

Phone: (202) 852-2000

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About Amanda Fox Perry

BIOGRAPHY

Amanda's practice is devoted to representing victims of terrorist attacks in lawsuits against foreign governments and organizations that provide material support to terrorist organizations including Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Taliban. She also brings claims against financial institutions that aid and abet terrorism in violation of sanctions and trade practices. Amanda's clients include U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who were injured or killed in the U.S. Embassy bombings in Lebanon, Kenya, and Tanzania, as well as victims of the September 11th attacks and the 1983 Marines Barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. She has secured judgments exceeding $200 million and has recovered significant proceeds of those judgments from the governments of Iran and Sudan, as well as from the U.S. Victims of State Sponsors of Terrorism Fund. 

 

Amanda oversees Fox McKenna's representation of servicemembers and their families' claims arising from harms perpetrated by the U.S. government, including illnesses caused by the contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune and hearing loss caused by 3M's defective Combat Arms Earplugs, the standard-issue ear protection used by the U.S. military from 2000 to 2015. 

Prior to founding Fox McKenna, Amanda spent nine years practicing anti-terrorism, personal injury, and mass tort law in a boutique law practice. She spent the first eight years of her professional career working for the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where she focused on border security, trans-national crime, intelligence, and disaster response and recovery. 

Amanda's legislative and political experience gives her a unique understanding of the legislative process and the wide range of geopolitical and diplomatic variables that often impact her terrorism cases. Her broad network in Washington, D.C. and access to relevant policymakers allows her to stay informed of key events and legislative developments that influence her cases and shape the landscape of future litigation. 

 

Amanda is the Secretary of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice and serves as a board member of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. She is a former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and frequently represents local civic groups in land use, real estate, and landlord-tenant disputes. 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Anti-Terrorism

  • Mass Tort

  • Personal Injury

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland, 2016

  • Washington, DC, 2018

  • Montana, 2022

EDUCATION

  • University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, 2016

HONORS & AWARDS

Presentations & Publications

  • "Bombshell Collections: Satisfying Judgments Arising Under the Terrorism Exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act",  Women En Masse, September 2023

  • "Challenges and Recent Developments in Establishing Civil Aiding and Abetting Liability Under the Anti-Terrorism Act", Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, Forthcoming Spring 2024

  • "Terrorism on Trial: An Overview of Anti-Terrorism Litigation in Federal Courts", Webinar for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, March 2024

  • "Counter-Terrorism Litigation: The Current Landscape", Harris Martin MDL Conference, March 2024

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Board Member, Trial Lawyers of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (2019 - present)

  • Secretary, New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice (2023 - present)

  • Board Member, American Association for Justice (2022-2023)

Contact

Phone: (202) 852-2000

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