Amanda T. Quan

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Amanda represents employers in all types of employment litigation in both federal and state courts, in labor and employment arbitration proceedings, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has experience defending employers against employment discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, retaliation claims, claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour claims, wrongful discharge claims, and breach of contract claims. Amanda also represents universities in Title IX matters, including Title IX litigation, and she handles ERISA litigation matters, including life, health, disability, and pension benefits.

In addition to employment, Title IX, and ERISA litigation, Amanda advises and counsels employers on employment-related matters, and she has experience with collective bargaining and the resolution of labor disputes. She conducts internal investigations, drafts and reviews employee policies and handbooks, and prepares employee agreements and forms, such as non-compete agreements and severance agreements. She also conducts training sessions on general employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, employment policies and procedures, leaves of absence, requests for accommodations, medical information in the workplace, wage and hour issues, discipline, documentation, termination and best practices for employers.

Amanda serves as co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Asian American Attorney Resource Group (ODA3). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio.

Prior to law school, Amanda served as an intern at the United Nations in New York (Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development Secretariat).

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) (2017-present)
  • Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court (2021-present)
  • Asian American Bar Association of Ohio (Board of Directors, 2022-present)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court (2014-2018)
  • Applewood Centers, Inc. Board of Directors (Risk Management Committee, Development Committee) (2013-2018)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Chair, Litigation Section, 2015-2016; Vice-Chair, Litigation Section, 2014-2015; 3Rs Volunteer)
  • Healthcare Reform Center & Policy Institute Advisory Board Member (2013-2017)
  • Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Employment Law) (Spring 2014, Spring 2015)
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education (2012-2013)
  • Junior League of Akron (Member, 2011-2013; Management Board, 2012-2013; Vice President of Community Outreach, 2012-2013; Community Outreach Council, 2011-2013; ShowHouse Legal Committee, 2011-2013)
  • Charles F. Scanlon and Judge Samuel H. Bell Inn of Court (Former Member, 2011-2013)


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Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition

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