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Amy M. Gardner

Amy Gardner received her B.A. from Luther College in English and political science before spending two years working in Iowa politics. She received her J.D. from the Law School in 2002, where she served as a Topic Access Editor for the Law Review, among other activities. She spent five years as a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Chicago, where her extensive pro bono work was profiled by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and resulted in her receipt of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation 2006 Distinguished Service Award. While an associate at Skadden, she also founded and led the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society from its first organizing meeting in 2003 to its to being named the Lawyer Chapter of the Year for 2006-2007.

Most recently she practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation at Ungaretti & Harris LLP in Chicago, first as an associate and later as a partner. She served as president of the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago from 2008-2010 and is vice president of the Alumni Board of Governors. Her service to the University was recognized by her receipt of the Young Alumni Service Citation in 2007. In the spring of 2010, she traveled to five European cities as an American Marshall Memorial Fellow, meeting with policymakers and prominent members of the business, government, political, NGO, and media communities.