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AMANDA GORDON

Amanda.Leah.Gordon@gmail.com (650) 468-5552



EDUCATION
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA May 2012
Juris Doctorate
Magna Cum Laude Order of the Coif GPA: 3.846

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT May 2007
B.A. History Varsity Swimming - 3 years

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Santa Clara Office of the County Counsel, Deputy County Counsel, Santa Clara, CA February 2013 Present
Counsel for Mental Health Department, Drug and Alcohol Department, Valley Medical Center (Hospital)
Negotiate, draft, and review contractual agreements including: service agreements, procurement contracts, clinical research
agreements, fee for service contracts, adult system of care contracts, letters of agreement, business associate agreements with
Information System Technology vendors
Present one-hour Release of Medical Records MCLE at County Counsels Association Healthcare Conference
Provide HIPAA compliance training for office and interns
Analyze federal and state regulations, judicial opinions, and statutes in preparing and reviewing contracts, pleadings,
ordinances, memoranda, and opinions
Litigate in state superior court by drafting motions of points and authorities, declarations, and protective orders

Kerr and Wagstaffe LLP, Contract Attorney/Legal Clerk, San Francisco, CA January 2012 January 2013
Created patent invalidity contention charts pursuant to Northern District Local Rule 3-3
Prepared legal memorandum as defense counsel for Voting Rights Act voter dilution claim against the County of San Mateo
Performed document review using Summation, Concordance, and Digital Warroom
Created content for and updated Rutter Guide: Chapter 10: Actions With Special Procedural Requirements with all relevant case
holdings for Class Actions

Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, Case Manager, Santa Clara, CA August 2011 November 2011
Directed client contact through interviewing and counseling on consumer law and employment disputes
Drafted cross-complaint, settlement agreements, and composed demand letters for low-income diverse client base

Santa Clara Office of the County Counsel, General Government Legal Intern, Santa Clara, CA May 2011- August 2011
Revised compliance policies for Valley Medical Center on informed consent and proper HIPAA protocol
Drafted memorandum on whistleblower complaints, workers compensation discovery, and Medical Staff bylaws

Sutter Health Office of General Counsel, Legal Extern, San Francisco, CA August 2010 December 2010
Wrote internal memo on California specific regulations regarding Corporate Practice Medicine ban and Medical Foundations
Applied Federal Anti-Kick Back law and STARK law to medical foundation compliance issues

Academic and Professional Development, Student Fellow, Santa Clara, CA January 2011 May 2012
Taught bi-weekly study sessions for academically at-risk students on Criminal Law and Constitutional Law

Center for Global Law & Policy, Research Assistant, Santa Clara, CA May 2010-May 2012
Researched the application of international treaties through categorical analysis, brief writing, and case synthesis

INTERESTS
Camping, Comedian Podcasts, Yoga