Amy Proctor is a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, where she is a member of the firm's IP litigation practice group. Ms. Proctor specializes in handling patent disputes across a wide range of technologies, including computer architecture, signal transmission, and pharmaceuticals. Most recently, Ms. Proctor represented the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s non-profit technology transfer foundation, WARF, in its trial against Apple, Inc., and helped to secure a $234 million jury verdict. In addition to her work in patent litigation, Ms. Proctor is actively involved in the Irell community as a member of the firm’s hiring, diversity, and mentoring committees.
Prior to joining Irell, Ms. Proctor served as a law clerk to the Honorable John A. Kronstadt of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Proctor earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law where she 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 Casimir force using microelectromechanical systems.