Some litigation is all about uncovering details – following the trail of evidence to find out what really happened. Success in those cases requires a willingness to put in the work to get to the bottom of the issue the client is facing, and I really enjoy doing that work. In the end, though, whether it’s that type of case or one where the evidence is more straightforward, my first job is to help a client come to a decision that makes the most sense for their business and considering the legal issues at stake.
Amanda Stout defends clients in consumer financial services, employment, and general commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate level. She has represented financial institutions on a wide variety of issues, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Regulation Z, and the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) and state unfair trade practices laws, among others.
In her employment law practice, Amanda has defended local government entities as well as private employers against alleged violations of federal and state statutes governing discrimination, harassment, whistleblower claims, wage and hour claims, and noncompete agreements. She has represented employers in responding to allegations brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Amanda also works with clients to prevent employment claims by drafting policy manuals, conducting training seminars for managers and employees, and advising clients on employment decisions such as hiring and termination.
Amanda’s commercial litigation practice includes representing businesses in a wide range of commercial lease disputes, contract disputes, and related matters.