Amanda L.Dollinger

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3475

Amanda Dollinger's practice centers on representing financial institutions in connection with structured product disputes. She has experience representing financial institutions in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), and other structured financial products. As part of her practice, Amanda advises corporate trust departments in issues relating to representations and warranties in connection with RMBS and other claims arising out of the subprime mortgage crisis.

Amanda is a member of Jones Day's LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) transition team focused on advising financial institutions on the legal and regulatory risks arising from the expected transition to alternative reference rates and on the implementation of remediation plans for the upcoming LIBOR transition. Amanda also advises clients regarding litigation and regulatory risks for issues relating to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters.

Amanda maintains an active pro bono practice and has experience assisting clients in submitting immigration self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act.

Experience

  • Wells Fargo obtains dismissal of class-action style fair-lending claims concerning alleged mortgage practicesJones Day client, several Wells Fargo Bank, National Association affiliates, obtained dismissal of a class-action style fair-lending action brought by various municipalities concerning alleged residential mortgage practices.
  • Wells Fargo obtains dismissal of antitrust claims arising from trading of odd-lots of corporate bondsJones Day’s client, several Wells Fargo Bank, National Association affiliates, obtained dismissal of a putative antitrust class action alleging that more than a dozen horizontal competitors conspired to restrain the trade of odd-lots of corporate bonds in the secondary market.
  • IBM resolves claims asserted under Federal Mental Health Parity ActJones Day defended International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") and its health care plan in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal Mental Health Parity Act regarding the plan's handling of developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.
  • Wells Fargo resolves derivative and putative class action claims alleging wrongdoing with respect to 272 residential mortgage-backed securities trustsJones Day successfully resolved three putative class actions filed by institutional investors in 272 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
  • Wells Fargo obtains summary judgment win in CDO litigationJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Securities LLC, and affiliate Structured Asset Investors LLC, as successor-in-interest to Wachovia Bank and Wachovia Securities, in an action filed by offshore investment vehicles of the German bank IKB alleging common law fraud in the sales of notes from three CDOs: Octans II, Sagittarius, and Longshore.
  • Corporate trustees seek advice relating to LIBOR transitionJones Day is advising two U.S.-based corporate trustees with respect to portfolios impacted by LIBOR transition and COFI cessation, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • Wells Fargo Securities and BNP Paribas obtain Second Circuit affirmation of summary judgment win in securities fraud suitJones Day defended Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as successor to Wachovia Capital Markets LLC, and BNP Paribas, as successor to Fortis Securities LLC, who were involved in placing a CDO called Grand Avenue CDO II (Grand Avenue).
  • Wells Fargo defends lawsuit brought by ERISA plan trustees relating to RMBS trustsJones Day is representing Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in a complaint filed by certain ERISA plan trustees against numerous defendants related to the servicing of securitized mortgage loans.
  • Wells Fargo defends third party breach of contract lawsuit relating to RMBS trustJones Day is representing Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a third-party complaint filed by a bank, which is the mortgage loan seller of an RMBS trust.
  • Wells Fargo defends against complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital Inc. alleging representations and warranties breachJones Day is representing Wells Fargo, National Association in a third-party complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., the mortgage loan seller of six RMBS trusts.