December 14, 2022
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Amanda H. Neely has rejoined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as an of counsel after eight years of service on Capitol Hill. Neely serves as a member of the firm’s Public Policy and Congressional Investigations Practice Groups.
Prior to rejoining the firm, Neely served as Director of Governmental Affairs for the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and General Counsel to Senator Rob Portman. Under Senator Portman’s chairmanship, she also served as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. In those roles, she managed Senator Portman’s regulatory reform agenda and led oversight of federal government agencies and investigations into private entities. She previously served in several other Capitol Hill offices including as Oversight Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.
“For years, Amanda has been one of the most respected and well-liked staff persons on Capitol Hill. She has earned her reputation for working across the aisle and getting things done. We are thrilled to have her back at Gibson Dunn and our clients are as well,” said Michael Bopp, Chair of the firm’s Congressional Investigations Group and Co-Chair of the Public Policy Practice Group.
At Gibson Dunn, Neely has represented clients undergoing investigations by several congressional committees, including the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees. She has helped witnesses prepare to testify before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, the Senate and House Agriculture Committees, and the House Financial Services Committee. She also has assisted clients appearing before independent commissions such as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the Commission on Wartime Contracting, as well as assisted clients engaging with regulatory agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Securities and Exchange Commission in their rulemaking processes.
Neely graduated cum laude from both Duke University School of Law in 2008 and Princeton University in 2003. She clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.