Amy Van Gelder represents a variety of clients in complex commercial litigation, including securities and consumer fraud class actions, bankruptcy litigation, shareholder derivative suits, and disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts.


Ms. Van Gelder’s experience includes counseling clients in federal and state court throughout the country and in all phases of litigation, including trial and appeal.

She also has represented corporations in regulatory investigations, including matters before the Department of Justice, the SEC and state regulators.

Ms. Van Gelder’s experience includes advising Bank of America in securities litigation and regulatory matters, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in class action litigation, Digital River in a nationwide consumer fraud class action, Severstal in litigation relating to its commercial contracts and divestitures, and Delphi Corporation in connection with various bankruptcy litigation matters.

Ms. Van Gelder also has handled a variety of pro bono matters. She currently represents a Mississippi death row inmate and successfully petitioned the Mississippi Supreme Court for post-conviction relief, resulting in vacation of the client’s sentence. Ms. Van Gelder currently serves on the Chicago office Attorney Development Committee.



  • J.D., George Washington University, 2003 (with highest honors)
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1999


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Amy Van Gelder