Amanda B. Protess is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of its Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense group. Ms. Protess joined Goodwin in 2016.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Protess practiced white collar criminal defense and investigations, as well as complex civil litigation at a law firm in New Jersey. Before that, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Helen E. Hoens of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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Ms. Protess represents corporations and individuals in criminal and civil actions and government investigations, including from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Her experience includes defending accusations of insider trading and other alleged violations of the federal securities laws at all stages, including trial, as well as conducting corporate internal investigations. Ms. Protess has briefed issues of law in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.

Professional Activities

Ms. Protess is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.

Professional Experience

While attending law school, Ms. Protess was an editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. She was also an extern for the Center for Appellate Litigation, which led her to argue before the First Department of New York.


Ms. Protess has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Criminal Defense: White Collar in 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2017, Ms. Protess was honored as a recipient of the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award.

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J.D., 2009
Columbia Law School
(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
B.A., 2005
Northwestern University
(cum laude)


2009-2010 New Jersey Supreme Court, The Honorable Helen E. Hoens



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New Jersey
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