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Amy Williams-Derry


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101 

P: 206.623.1900
F: 206.623.3384


Amy Williams-Derry’s practice at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. combines her passion for protecting people and the environment with her talent and experience in commercial litigation, complex financial transactions, and consumer protection.

Amy is a senior member of the Complex Litigation Group at Keller Rohrback, where she draws on her diverse background representing plaintiffs, defendants, and coordinating with federal and state governmental entities to secure the best results for her clients. Prior to law school, Amy worked on environmental and transportation issues in Washington, D.C. At the University of Virginia School of Law, Amy was the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.

Amy joined Keller Rohrback in 2005 with a strong background in both commercial litigation and environmental law. At Keller Rohrback, Amy has expanded her docket to include complex class actions, investor cases, and multi-defendant actions. Amy thrives on solving complex problems by looking at them from a variety of angles.  She has played key roles in cases nationwide in ERISA, securities, complex financial transactions, consumer protection, and environmental actions on behalf of neighborhoods, tribes, and individuals.

Amy has represented clients in proceedings involving the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as in mediation and arbitration settings, including before the National Labor Relations Board, National Association of Securities Dealers, and the New York Stock Exchange. Amy’s current representative cases include Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston v. Ally Financial, Inc., et al. (Suffolk Cty. Mass.), Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago v. Banc of America Funding Corp., et al. (Cook Cty. Ill.), and Oregon v. Monsanto Co., et al. (Multnomah Cty. Ore.).

Amy serves as a cooperating attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington, and is a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon.

Bar and Court Admissions

1998, Washington

1999, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

1999, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2000, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

2007, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

2007, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

2015, U.S. Supreme Court

2015, Massachusetts

2019, Oregon


Brown University – A.B., with honors, 1993, Sociology 

University of Virginia School of Law – J.D., 1998; Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, 1997-1998

Professional and Civic Involvement

Washington State Bar Association, Member

King County Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Washington Women Lawyers, Member

King County Washington Women Lawyers, Member

The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Member

WithinReach, Board of Directors, 2006-2009

The Evergreen School, Annual Giving Co-Chair, 2012-2013

Friends of Ingraham High School, Auction Committee, 2019-2020

Honors & Awards

Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 2003-2009

AV®, Peer Review Top-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Member, 2017 Washington State Supreme Court Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll

Articles & Presentations

No Surprises After Winstar: Contractual Certainty and Habitat Conservation Planning Under the Endangered Species Act, 17 Va. Envtl. L.J. 357 (1998).

Presenter, American Law Institute-American Bar Association ERISA Conference, Employer Stock Cases and Cash Balance Plans, Scottsdale, AZ, 2008.

Presenter, Washington State Bar Association, Employment Benefits CLE, Hot Topics in ERISA Class Action Litigation, Seattle, WA, 2010.

Presenter, HarrisMartin MDL Conference: Fantasy Sports, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Pharmaceutical Litigation, Cape Coral, FL, 2016.

Presenter, HarrisMartin Conference: Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Litigation: Santa Barbara, CA, 2016.

Presenter, HarrisMartin MDL Conference: Environmental Contamination Cases, Seattle, WA, 2016.

Presenter, Doe v. Trump, et al., Law & Religion Symposium University of Washington School of Law, 2017.

Recent Posts

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. aids businesses with COVID-19-related losses

Keller Rohrback and ACLU-WA Announce Travel Ban Settlement

Court Says Government Must Do More to Show It Is Reuniting Refugee Families

Oregon Sues Monsanto, With the Help of Keller Rohrback, Over Toxic PCBs

ACLU Asks for Injunction to Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban From Separating Refugees From Their Families

More Cities and Governments File Suit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers

Keller Rohrback Files Suit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers

Court Grants Final Approval to 3.0-Liter Class Action Settlement & Bosch Class Action Settlement

ACLU of Washington and Keller Rohrback File Amended Suit Challenging Trump’s Still Unconstitutional Travel Ban

Preliminary Approval of VW/Audi/Porsche 3-liter and Bosch Settlements in Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Litigation

ACLU of Washington and Keller Rohrback File Suit Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban by Persons with Student and Work Visas

Bosch Agrees To $327.5 Million Settlement in VW Diesel Emissions Fraud Case

Settlement Agreement Filed for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche 3.0-Liter

Important Info for Owners of TDI 3.0-Liter VWs/Audis/Porsches

Court Grants Final Approval 2.0-Liter Settlement

Volkswagen Litigation Update – 8/25/2016

Volkswagen Litigation Update – Preliminary Approval of VW Settlement Granted

Volkswagen Litigation Case Update

Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-Liter Emissions Settlement

Keller Rohrback Continues Investigation of Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Recalled for Rollaway Risk

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrids

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Volvo Hybrid Battery Life

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Recall of Vehicles for Transmission Problems Linked to Rollaway

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates High Levels of Lead in Children’s Cra-Z-Art Kits

VW Litigation Case Update

Los abogados de demandas colectivas de Keller Rohrback están investigando altos niveles de plomo y cadmio en bisutería o joyería infantil

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Partner Amy Williams-Derry Discusses Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Partner Amy Williams-Derry Discusses Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Keller Rohrback’s Consumer Class Action Attorneys Are Investigating High Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Keller Rohrback Investigates Claims of Diesel Porsche Cayenne Consumers

Keller Rohrback Files Suit on Behalf of Porsche, Audi, and VW Consumers

Keller Rohrback Warns Consumers About VW Goodwill Package

Keller Rohrback Expands Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against VW

KR Launches Investigation After EPA Adds Audi & Porsche to VW Clean Air Act Violation

Keller Rohrback Files Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Volkswagen

VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's Alleged Violation of Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Investigated by EPA Over Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Violates Clean Air Act

Volkswagen Class Action Complaint Expands To Include Affected Porsche and Audi Vehicles

KR Asks Federal Judge to Prohibit VW and Audi From Making Misleading Statements to Drivers

Keller Rohrback Asks Judge To Stop Misleading Communications

Volkswagen News From Around The Web

Volkswagen Help Center - Useful Links

KR attorney Dan Mensher discusses environmental impact of VW Dieselgate

Meet the Keller Rohrback Volkswagen Team

Keller Rohrback Advocates for Volkswagen Diesel Consumers Nationwide in Class Action

Nationwide Class Action Complaint Filed Against VW

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