Amy Burgert has more than a decade of experience trying cases before state and federal courts. As a partner in the Houston office of Mayer Brown LLP, her practice focuses primarily on cases involving commercial fraud, including bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud and RICO. In recent years, Amy has devoted a significant portion of her time to counseling clients concerning Internet gaming law, including compliance with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). She also has extensive experience handling cases involving shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, lender liability, oil and gas matters, real estate disputes, and general contract disputes. Although she is an active trial lawyer, Amy regularly counsels her clients on how to avoid litigation or how to resolve matters through alternative dispute mechanisms.
Amy has received an AV peer review rating as reported by Martindale Hubbell, and was selected as a "Texas Rising Star" in General Litigation by Texas Monthly magazine. In 2006, she was named a lawyer "On the Fast Track" in Business Litigation by H Magazine, which also recognized her as one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" in 2007. Amy joined Mayer Brown in 2001 after practicing with a Houston-based litigation boutique. She also speaks conversational French.
Banco del Atlantico, S.A., et al. v. Stauder, et al., Civil Action No. 1:03-CV-1342-LJM-VSS, a complex fraud matter heard before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Cassava Enterprises, Ltd. v. C. Richard Gray, et al., Cause No. 2002-32593, before the 127th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas.
In re Clearpay LLC, et al., Jointly Administered Case No. 02-41785-H4-11, before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
The University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1995, Dartmouth College, AB, 1991.