Amy Gernon

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Amy has been practicing law for over 15 years. She is a consensus builder with broad legal experience from the defense, plaintiff, and administrative perspectives. Amy uses critical thinking to provide her clients with data and opinions to help them make decisions that move their businesses and cases forward.

Amy has litigated a variety of commercial and intellectual property disputes, including non-compete, franchise, trade secret, antitrust, Title IX, defamation, patent, trademark, and copyright cases.  She also has specialized experience with multi-district litigation (MDLs), medical monitoring programs, and class action and complex settlements involving pharma and medical devices.

Prior to joining Sapientia, Amy worked as an attorney at a large Minneapolis defense firm and as a director and in-house counsel for a legal outsourcing administrator. She also served as a career law clerk to the Honorable Donovan W. Frank in the District of Minnesota and as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Kyle and the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen, both of the District of Minnesota.


  • Civic Involvement

    Prairie Creek Community School, School Board Member; Policy and Development Committees (2014–2016)


    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Minnesota Advisory Committee Member (2003–2005 and 2007–2009 terms)


J.D., University of Michigan Law School (2000)
B.A., Grinnell College (1994)

Court Admissions
State of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Favorite Travel Spots: Belize
Favorite Sport: Watching Jayhawk basketball
Theme Song: Manic Monday
Favorite Non-Profit: Pacer Center
Favorite Part of Being a Lawyer: Digging into the case law to find creative ways to help my clients find solutions to their legal problems
Little Known Fact: Bob Hope once sang “Once in Love with Amy” to me in an elevator