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Amanda L. Carney represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation and labor and employment matters, including claims involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation. She is experienced with handling matters in state, federal, and appeals court, and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She also assists clients with conducting internal investigations involving employee misconduct. Amanda provides clients with day-to-day counseling on a variety of matters regarding wage and hour laws, internal investigations, employee handbooks/policies, and compliance with employer obligations under state and federal law.

In addition, Amanda advises clients in the gaming industry on regulatory and compliance matters. Amanda also has experience representing financial services institutions and licensed individuals against claims brought by customers and regulators. Amanda has represented clients in regulatory investigations before various state securities divisions, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Amanda is passionate about providing legal services to low-income individuals in the Greater Boston area. She has spent hundreds of hours providing pro bono legal services through her involvement with a national organization advocating for children in immigration proceedings. She also serves as the firm’s fundraising co-captain for the Greater Boston Legal Services Associates Fund Drive, and has helped raise thousands of dollars to support GBLS’s work on behalf of domestic violence survivors.

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