Amy E. Richardson is a partner with the law firm of HWG LLP, where she serves as Chair of the Legal Ethics and Malpractice group. Ms. Richardson practices in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, North Carolina.
In addition to handling complex civil litigation, regulatory compliance matters and white collar criminal defense cases, Ms. Richardson counsels and represents lawyers and law firms in disciplinary investigations and prosecutions and malpractice matters. Ms. Richardson’s disciplinary experience includes matters before the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) and the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). She counsels and advises lawyers and law firms in partner admissions and departures, and law firm dissolutions. Ms. Richardson has taught ethics and professional responsibility at the Georgetown University Law Center and at Duke University School of Law.
Ms. Richardson has received Chambers USA‘s top ranking for white collar crime and government investigations lawyers in North Carolina. She also has been ranked among Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite. Ms. Richardson serves as Vice Chair of the Wake County Commission for Women, as Ethics Chair for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Litigation Council, and Co-Chair of the FCBA Professional Responsibility Committee. She is also a co-founder of the North Carolina Compliance Association, an organization for compliance professionals that focuses on networking, information sharing, and educating members about current compliance issues and regulations.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Richardson served a judicial clerkship for the Honorable N. Carlton Tilley, Middle District of North Carolina. Ms. Richardson received her J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of North Carolina.