Amy S. Park
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.

Bio

Ms. Park’s notable representations include:

  • 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;
  • 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.;
  • 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;
  • Impax Laboratories in a breach of contract action against Shire LLC concerning the supply of the drug Adderall XR; and
  • 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.

Ms. Park writes and speaks regularly on developments in securities litigation and is a frequent contributor to Skadden’s Inside the Courts 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.

Ms. Park is active in a variety of initiatives that empower women lawyers to reach the highest levels of success. In 2015, 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.” In 2014, Ms. Park was 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.

She was a key member of the team recognized by the Daily Journal with a 2016 “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year” award for innovative work on behalf of Broadcom Corporation in its acquisition by Avago Technologies.

Ms. Park founded Skadden’s Bay Area Women’s Initiative, 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 in 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: Sexual and Social Media Misconduct,” 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.

Credentials

Education

  • 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)

Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Associations

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

Experience

  • 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
amy.park@skadden.com