Amy L. Ruhland is a trial lawyer who represents clients in complex civil litigation throughout the country. Amy's practice spans several areas, including general business litigation, securities, class action defense, product liability and mass torts, trademark and copyright and arbitration matters. Amy also has experience with direct defense of aging services facilities in lawsuits asserting professional liability, personal injury, negligence, elder abuse, wrongful death and other related claims.

Her clients have included Fortune 500 and international companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, automotive, entertainment, technology and energy industries. In 2016, she was recognized by The Legal 500 US for her excellence in products liability and mass tort defense.

Amy's significant courtroom experience includes serving as trial counsel in state and federal courts across the country. Most recently, Amy co-chaired a month-long jury trial in New York, in which her team won a full defense verdict in a multi-million dollar breach of contract lawsuit filed by 31 plaintiffs against the world's largest logistics company, DHL. In another case, Amy represented a private equity fund in a two-week bench trial in Delaware Chancery Court, successfully defeating breach of contract and tort claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Amy has also served as trial counsel in jury and bench trials in California, Texas, and Utah, and has argued motions and appeals in numerous other trial and appellate courts across the country. 

In addition, Amy maintains an extensive pro bono practice. In 2014, she served as trial counsel in a two-week bench trial on behalf of the Texas NAACP and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, securing a verdict on behalf of her clients that Texas's photo voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The verdict was later affirmed on appeal by an en banc panel of the Fifth Circuit. Based on her role in the case, Amy was featured on CBS Radio News in 2016. Amy also has represented a number of victims of diplomatic human trafficking. She was instrumental in securing a landmark decision from the Second Circuit, Swarna v. Al-Awadi, 622 F.3d 123 (2010), which paved the way for trafficking victims to sue responsible former diplomats. 

Prior to joining DLA, Amy spent several years at two major international firms—one in London, England, where she obtained significant international arbitration experience. While there, she represented clients before the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL.