Amy L. Schwartz

Of Counsel
Minneapolis

Amy Schwartz is a skilled advocate and litigator who represents clients in banking litigation, complex commercial litigation, and employment matters. 

In her banking litigation practice, Amy represents financial institutions in retail branch disputes involving deposit accounts and other payment methods. Amy has particular experience defending banks in disputes arising under Articles 3, 4, and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Amy also handles cases involving consumer fraud, conversion of negotiable instruments, and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

Experience 

Representative Matters

Banking Litigation

  • Margaret L. Cantlon, et al. v. Wells Fargo & Co., No. 78629 (Nev. 2020), answering certified questions on application of NRS 11.290 in favor of bank
  • Peter E. Shapiro, P.A. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 18-CV-60250 (11th Cir. 2019), dismissal of wire transfer claim affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Roxanne Shanedling v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al., No. 27-CV-16-2717 (Dist. Ct. Minn. 2017), summary judgment in favor of the defendant on banker fraud claim

Commercial Litigation

  • Association for Government Accountability v. Minnesota House of Representatives, et. al, No. 62-CV-17-3396 (Dist. Ct. Minn. 2017), obtained favorable order for the Minnesota House of Representatives dismissing petition for writ of mandamus
  • Hendlin, Inc. v. Appmosphere, Inc., No. 27-CV-14-20744 (Dist. Ct. Minn. 2016), obtained judgment in favor of the plaintiff on a breach of contract claim

Employment Advising, Investigation, and Litigation

  • Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. v. Angelo Galioto and the Kansas City Series of Lockton Companies, LLC, No. A19-0175 (Minn. Ct. App. 2019), obtained reversal of district court order regarding consideration for a restrictive covenant
  • Investigated allegations of legislator misconduct on behalf of the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Successfully handled charges of discrimination filed with state and federal agencies

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

American Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Top Women Lawyers

Board Memberships & Community Service

Dakota County Conciliation Court, Judicial Referee, Adjunct Judicial Officer

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Legal Assistance Volunteer

Wills For Heroes, Legal Assistance Volunteer

Publications

Co-author, "Nevada Supreme Court Cabins Statute Answering Certified Question," Ballard Spahr Consumer Finance Monitor Blog, December 2, 2020

Co-author, "The Effect of COVID-19 on Real-Time Payments," Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, September 2020

Co-author, "Will COVID-19 Fraud Issues Impact the Use of Real-Time Payments," ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee Newsletter, July 13, 2020

Credentials 

Education

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with high distinction)
Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice
Member, Iowa International Debate Team

University of Iowa (B.A., with distinction and honors)

Admissions

Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Minnesota Supreme Court