Amanda Couture is an employment litigation attorney who defends businesses against discrimination claims. She practices in state and federal court and before agencies including the EEOC, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Her cases include individual, collective, and class actions involving Title VII, the ADEA, the FMLA, the FLSA, the ADA, and non-competition agreements.
In addition to litigation, Amanda counsels clients on litigation avoidance. She is especially interested in the interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and she often advises clients about handling employee illness, disability, and medical leave. She also provides policy advice, drafting, and training for employers.
Amanda has experience as a first-chair jury trial attorney in both state and federal courts. She has appeared before the Indiana Supreme Court both on behalf of parties and as amicus curiae, and she has handled appellate matters before the Seventh Circuit.
Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Amanda served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Young, Southern District of Indiana, from 2004-2006. She then spent several years working for a boutique civil litigation firm in Indianapolis.