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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude , University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2007, Order of the Coif,; Order of Barristers; Missouri Law Review
    • B.S./B.A., magna cum laude, University of Central Missouri, 2004
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2009
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2009
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2012
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2011

Amy Fitts guides clients through all stages of litigation from complex electronic discovery issues through summary judgment, trial, and appeal. She frequently represents financial institutions, health care companies, and other businesses in the state and federal courts. Although her practice focuses largely on commercial class actions and multidistrict litigation, Amy has significant experience representing corporate clients in a wide-range of business-related disputes.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Amy spent two years clerking for the Honorable John R. Gibson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In addition, while attending law school, she served as a member of the Missouri Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers.

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of a large credit union in a consumer class action and won an affirmance of the judgment by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The case involved claims for violation of Missouri’s Commercial Code and the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act allegedly arising out of a sub-prime lending program.
  • Lead defense counsel in consumer class action alleging claims against a healthcare company arising out of the alleged improper dissemination of private health information. The matter was settled quickly and efficiently to our client’s benefit.
  • Represented major athletic conferences in multi-district consolidated antitrust class actions filed against a national collegiate sports association and other major athletic conferences, alleging that the association’s rules limiting compensation for student athletes were in violation of the Sherman Act.
  • As lead counsel, successfully defended commercial real estate developer from injunction sought by neighboring tenant alleging violations of restrictive covenants and reciprocal easement agreements that threatened to halt a large-scale development project. After a multi-day evidentiary hearing, the court rejected plaintiffs’ efforts to cease re-development of the commercial property and the matter was resolved favorably to the client.
  • Represented a commercial real estate data company in a highly publicized lawsuit brought by a publicly traded company in the Western District of Missouri. This representation included defending the client against claims of copyright infringement, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and unfair competition and asserting counterclaims for violations of US antitrust laws. This case has been reported on by The Wall Street Journal and numerous legal and industry publications. 
  • Successfully obtained verdict in client’s favor following multi-day trial in federal court in a dispute arising from the sale of an insurance business.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of healthcare company in case involving claims for, among other things, conspiracy, breach of contract, and negligent supervision and credentialing.
  • Successfully defended health care company against tort claims in federal class action and state mass action cases arising out of allegedly unnecessary medical procedures. Cases were resolved favorably to client.
  • Successfully resolved several federal cases on behalf of credit furnishers alleging claims for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
  • Represented credit life insurance carrier in consumer class action against claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented direct purchaser plaintiff in multi-district class action alleging antitrust claims on behalf of a class of businesses that directly purchased LCD components from foreign manufacturers. The case resulted in several hundred million dollars in settlements and a $270 million jury trial verdict against Toshiba.
  • Represented direct purchaser plaintiff in multi-district class action alleging antitrust claims against fertilizer manufacturers, which resulted in a $90 million dollar settlement for the class. 
  • Brought and resolved numerous breach of contract cases on behalf of an education marketing company.
  • Successfully defended client against temporary restraining order in case relating to dissolution of multiple businesses.
eAlerts Alerts
February 2018
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The Lifecycle of a Class Action & Tips for Successful Representation Along the Way
Author and Speaker, Kansas City Business Law Institute
June 13, 2017
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Class Actions: What’s New, What’s Hot, and What’s Not
Author and Speaker, Kansas City Business Law Institute
June 16, 2016
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December 21, 2015
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The Alphabet Soup of Litigation: Overview of Litigation Trends
Author and Speaker, Kansas City Business Law Institute
June 17, 2015
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I Should Keep That?
CLE Regarding Litigation Holds and Document Retention Practices, Atlanta, Georgia
Panelist and co-author
April 2, 2014
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Ethics and Electronic Discovery CLE
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
May 29, 2013
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Litigation Technology
Polsinelli PC Firm Retreat
April 2013
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Hot Tips II: Writing Tips for Trial Practitioners
Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference