Amanda Lowe

Amanda L. Lowe

Partner
Buffalo
(716) 504-5747
alowe@phillipslytle.com
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Ms. Lowe concentrates her practice in civil litigation matters before federal and state courts, administrative tribunals and appellate courts. Her varied practice includes bad faith insurance disputes, business and commercial litigation, breach of contract, construction disputes, class action defense, data security breaches, estate and trust litigation, health care litigation and personal injury matters. Ms. Lowe leverages her litigation and trial experience to assist clients in pre-litigation risk management and mitigation efforts.

As co-leader of the firm’s Education Practice Team, Ms. Lowe serves as a chief legal advisor to educational institutions and affiliated entities on both overall strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations. With expertise in representing private secondary and higher education institutions, she regularly counsels clients regarding board governance, compliance, labor and employment matters, internal investigations (including Title VII and Title IX), student affairs and conduct, housing policies and risk management. She is a member of the National Association of University and College Attorneys (NACUA).

As a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Team, Ms. Lowe represents both public and private employers regarding employment discrimination, harassment, employee disloyalty and embezzlement, wrongful termination, employment contract disputes, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, internal investigations, and defense against government investigations and audits. She regularly counsels clients on policies and compliance issues, as well as presents internally to clients on subjects such as sexual harassment prevention, bias and investigation training.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2020
  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2016-2019
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2014, 2015, 2017 

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude, 2005

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Minority Bar Association of Western New York, Inc.
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Municipal Law Section
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter

Present Activities

  • Women’s TAP Fund, Steering Committee, Member
  • SPCA Serving Erie County, Board of Directors

Past Activities

  • Western New York Consortium of Higher Education, Task Force on Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention and Compliance, Member
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors