Amanda Collins provides advice and counsel to employers and human resources professionals in labor and employment and immigration matters. She works with a wide range of clients, from multi-national Fortune 500 corporations, to local small businesses, to educational institutions. Her practice is multidimensional in nature, involving litigation, transactional, and compliance matters.
Amanda represents employers across a wide range of industries with issues involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state, and local fair employment and anti-discrimination laws. She also represents clients in claims and investigations before the EEOC, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and other federal and state agencies. Amanda also prepares and negotiates employment contracts and agreements, creates and reviews internal policies and procedures, and guides clients in matters of employment law compliance.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amanda has been a trusted advisor for clients navigating the impacts of COVID-19 on their business operations and employees. She also has provided guidance on remote workforce policies, procedures, and training; ADA accommodations; FMLA coverage for remote employees; and vaccination policies.
Further, Amanda counsels employers on a wide range of immigration issues, including nonimmigrant visas, immigrant visas, and employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) compliance. She also leverages her employment litigation experience to guide employers through DOJ investigations of immigration and national origin discrimination under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Amanda worked as a Librarian for the Milwaukee Symphony and Youth Symphony Orchestras and as a musician and music teacher in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area.
Education and Honors
- Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2021)
- CALI Awards: Criminal Law; Property; Legal Analysis, Writing and Research II; Civil Pretrial Practice
- Pro Bono Honor Society
- Marquette Law Review, sr. articles editor, 2020
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (M.M, summa cum laude, 2017)
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (B.A., summa cum laude, 2015)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Professional and Civic Activities
- State Bar of Wisconsin, member
- Milwaukee Bar Association, member
- Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, member
- Association of Women Lawyers, member
- Children's Hospital Guardianship Pro Bono Clinic, volunteer
- The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch," Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2023