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Amanda Wingfield Goldman

Associate
New Orleans

P 504-208-1755 F 504-208-1759

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Amanda Wingfield Goldman

Biography

Amanda Wingfield Goldman is an associate in the New Orleans, Louisiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Amanda defends employers in Title VII employment discrimination claims, and claims under the FLSA, FMLA, ADEA, OFCCP, USERRA and the ADAAA. Amanda has handled matters involving collective bargaining actions, including defending grievances and unfair labor practice charges; unemployment compensation; and data privacy and cybersecurity. Amanda regularly advises and trains her clients on employment policies. Amanda strongly believes in the implementation of preventative human resources management though effective policies and training, which prevents litigation and reduces employment turnover.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Amanda was an attorney at a national labor and employment law firm and a national transaction and litigation law firm. Her previous experience also includes insurance defense and subrogation, insurance coverage, environmental law, toxic torts, and CERCLA cases, which equips Amanda with specialized knowledge about Louisiana and Texas-based industries. This specialized knowledge assists Amanda in understanding her clients’ business objectives. Amanda has presented numerous CLEs and other Human Resources Continuing Education courses for the National Business Institute and the Louisiana Bar Association.   

Amanda has first-chaired and second-chaired successful trials and arbitrations, obtained numerous dismissals on summary judgment and other dispositive motions, and handled EEOC mediations. Amanda regularly conducts client trainings, drafts handbooks and procedures, and provides employment litigation and advice. Amanda also has appellate experience and has won appeals in the Louisiana Third, Fourth, and Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Amanda is originally from Champaign, Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. She also was a member of the Illini Equestrian Team and Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, where she was Scholarship Chair and the Public Relations Chair.

While attending law school at Loyola University, Amanda was a member of the National Moot Court Team, articles editor for the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, a Finalist in the J. Sanford Levy Best Brief Competition, received the Asterisk in the Moot Court Day Division, received the La Nasa Greco Foundation Scholarship, was a teaching assistant for Moot Court and Legal Research & Writing, and was a member of Delta Theta Phi.

Amanda married her law school sweetheart, Jefferson Goldman. They have four children – Jack, Abby, Elizabeth, and Truman. Amanda is an avid Saints fan and loves college football, skiing, and horseback riding.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, “Associates to Watch: Labor & Employment” (2021) 
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Labor and Employment Law - Management" and "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member-at-Large for LSBA’s Labor and Employment Section
  • Texas Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Junior League of New Orleans, Advertising and Branding Chair, Women’s Entrepreneur Fellowship Chair
  • Lagniappe, Editor and Assistant Editor
  • Houston Junior League
  • Preservation Resource Committee – Holiday Staffing Committee
  • New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association

Published Works

  • Employment Discrimination Law, Sixth Edition, Chapter 5 – Failure to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation, Chapter Monitor (2019)
  •  “My New Hire Has a Medical Marijuana Card.  Now What?”, HR Daily Advisor (August 4, 2017)
  • “Insights on Avoiding the ‘Parental Leave Trap’”, Law360 (July 3, 2017)
  • “Hospital Best Benefits Practices After 3rd Circuit Title IX Decision”, Law360 (May 10, 2017)
  • “Forming Drug Test Policies Through a Haze of Marijuana Laws”, Law360 (June 29, 2016)
  • “Cyber-Insurance: Is It Right for Your Business?”, Baseline Magazine (March 24, 2016
  • “Evolving Theories of Negligence in Trucking Accident Cases and Hiring Concerns”, ABA Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter (Spring 2016)
  •  “Discerning Josephine Newcomb’s True Intentions: Another Presumptive Heir Emerges from the Wings in a Second Attempt to Reopen Newcomb College”, Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol. 56, No. 3, October/November 2008
  • “The No Child Left Behind Act: Legal Challenges to an Underfunded Mandate”, comment, Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, Spring 2005, 6 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 185