Amy S. Park focuses her practice on high-stakes commercial disputes in federal and state courts, including complex business disputes, M&A litigation, shareholder derivative suits, corporate governance disputes, internal investigations and securities class actions.


On the strength of client feedback and her litigation successes, Ms. Park was named a Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers. She also is listed in the publication’s securities and commercial litigation categories.

Ms. Park’s notable representations include:

  • directors of WageWorks in a putative securities class action and state and federal shareholder derivative suits involving allegations related to a weakness in the company’s internal controls over financial reporting and revenue recognition in 2016 and 2017;
  • Science 37, Inc. and certain of its current and former directors in a lawsuit brought by two of the company’s former senior executives, which alleges that the director defendants breached their fiduciary duties to the company in connection with the executives’ termination;
  • 8x8, Inc. in two separate litigations in California state court against two former employees who violated their confidentiality agreements with 8x8;
  • BlackRock, Inc. in several related high-profile cases in California Superior Court arising from the tragic collapse of an apartment building balcony in Berkeley in 2015;
  • current and former directors of PG&E in shareholder derivative litigation in state and federal court arising out of the San Bruno pipeline rupture;
  • DeVry University in consumer class action litigation filed in district courts in California and Illinois challenging DeVry’s advertisements regarding students’ post-graduation job prospects, employability and earning potential;
  • Cavium Inc. in connection with shareholder class action litigation in California state and federal courts seeking to enjoin Cavium’s $6 billion merger with Marvell Technology Group LTD;
  • Tessera Technologies, Inc. in shareholder litigation in California state court and the Delaware Chancery Court in connection with its $850 million acquisition of DTS Inc.;
  • TiVo Inc. and members of its board of directors in shareholder litigation in California federal court and the Delaware Chancery Court in connection with its $1.1 billion sale to Rovi Corporation;
  • PMC-Sierra Inc. and members of its board of directors in shareholder litigation in California state court in connection with the proposed, and then terminated, acquisition of PMC-Sierra by Skyworks Solutions, Inc.;
  • SanDisk Corporation in multiforum shareholder class action litigation in California, Utah and Delaware challenging SanDisk’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Fusion-io;
  • MIPS Technologies, Inc. in shareholder class action litigation seeking to enjoin MIPS’s acquisition by Imagination Technologies Group plc and the sale of MIPS’s patents to Bridge Crossing, LLC;
  • LSI Corporation and its board of directors in shareholder class action litigation arising from the company’s $6.6 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited of Singapore;
  • Lattice Semiconductor Corporation in multiforum shareholder litigation challenging Lattice’s $600 million tender offer to acquire Silicon Image, Inc.;
  • Computer Sciences Corporation and certain former officers in consolidated shareholder federal class action litigation arising in part from CSC’s contract with the U.K.’s National Health Service (acting through Connecting for Health) to establish a centralized patient record system in the United Kingdom;
  • EMC Corporation in expedited litigation seeking to protect the company against theft of trade secrets and confidential information, and enforcing covenants not to compete;
  • VMware in expedited litigation regarding non-compete covenants and theft of trade secrets;
  • a multinational technology company in a pre-litigation resolution of a contract, corruption and fraud dispute arising out of the company’s sale of one of its international business lines;
  • American West Bank in a breach of contract dispute arising out of AWB’s acquisition of branch banking locations from Banc of California; and
  • Impax Laboratories in a breach of contract action against Shire LLC concerning the supply of the drug Adderall XR.

Ms. Park writes and speaks regularly on developments in securities litigation and is a frequent contributor to Skadden’s Inside the Courts, Privacy & Cybersecurity Update and Insights publications. She also writes and speaks on legal ethics for in-house counsel, e-discovery and the advancement of women in the legal profession, among other topics. She received a 2020 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award in recognition of her articles covering developments in class action litigation.

Ms. Park is active in a variety of initiatives that empower women lawyers to reach the highest levels of success. The National Diversity Council awarded her its Leadership Excellence in the Law award, which recognizes attorneys who have “distinguished themselves through their leadership, resolve and outstanding achievements for their clients.” Additionally, Ms. Park has been named one of California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by The California Diversity Council. She also has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Woman of Influence and was the recipient of a Wise Woman award from Deloitte.

Ms. Park founded Skadden’s Bay Area Series for Women, which provides career development and networking opportunities for the firm’s Palo Alto-based women attorneys. She also helps lead a similar firmwide program, the Skadden Women’s Initiative, which fosters leadership skills and career development opportunities for the firm’s women attorneys. In addition, she serves as the co-chair of the West Coast chapter of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, a national nonprofit focused on promoting leadership opportunities for women in law.

Ms. Park is a leader on Skadden’s Diversity and Pro Bono committees, serves on the Palo Alto Hiring Committee and is the partner in charge of attorney development for Skadden’s Palo Alto office. She serves as a mock trial coach for high school students and is a member of the board of directors of the nonprofit Northern California Family Dog Rescue.

Ms. Park is a practice leader for “Know Your Rights and Know the Law: Sex, Bullying and Social Media,” an innovative pro bono project between Skadden’s Palo Alto office and the nonprofit Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, which teaches Bay Area high school students about their legal rights and responsibilities in the realm of social media.



  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1996 (magna cum laude; Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review; Moot Court Board)
  • B.A., Seton Hall University, 1990 (summa cum laude)


  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Co-Chair, Advisory Board, Women in Law Empowerment Forum – West (WILEF West)


  • Clerkship, Hon. John C. Lifland, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Clerkship, Hon. Stephen A. Stripp, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

Amy S. Park

Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials; Securities Litigation