Amy Proctor


Amy E. Proctor is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP. An experienced patent litigator, she advises clients on intellectual property issues and handles patent infringement disputes across a wide range of technologies, including computer architecture, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy. Amy has helped obtain hundreds of millions of dollars for patent holders, including securing two of the largest patent verdicts in history. She also defends clients against patent infringement claims, protecting the accused from significant liability.

Among several high-profile awards, Amy was named to Bloomberg Law’s nationwide 2022 “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40” list for her “intelligence, drive and common sense thinking on complicated matters.” In 2022, she was also selected to The Recorder’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track (under 40)” and the Daily Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” lists, and Law360 named her as one of only five 2021 “Technology Rising Stars.”

Amy earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif and received the Malcolm Lucas Award. She earned her B.S. in Physics from the University of Florida. While completing her degree, Amy worked as a research assistant in the University of Florida Chan Physics Lab, where she helped implement a method for measuring the quantum forces associated with the Casimir effect.