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. Ms. Proctor has helped obtain hundreds of millions of dollars for patent holders, including securing one of the largest patent verdicts in history. She also defends clients against patent infringement claims, protecting the accused from significant liability.
Ms. Proctor has repeatedly been recognized as one of the “50 Up-and-Coming Women Southern California Rising Stars,” and in 2020, she served as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow. Ms. Proctor 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, Ms. Proctor 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.