Chaffe McCall Attorney Amy L. McIntire

Amy L. McIntire

Partner

Amy McIntire is a partner in Chaffe McCall’s Litigation and Labor and Employment sections.  She has litigated several high-profile cases, including the longest criminal trial in the history of the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Amy has been involved in all phases of litigation.  She has conducted nationwide discovery, argued procedural and dispositive motions, conducted depositions of plaintiffs, corporate witnesses, and expert witnesses, taken cases to trial as first- and second-chair attorneys, and led appeals in federal and state appellate courts.

Amy’s product liability practice has involved a wide array of products, including pharmaceutical drugs, surgical and other medical devices, and fire protection systems. She has been involved in mass and multi-district litigation.  Amy also has experience representing employers and management in labor and employment litigation, including employment discrimination and harassment cases, Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, breach of contract and restrictive covenant litigation, and administrative proceedings.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School in 2013, and was Managing Senior Editor of Notre Dame Law Review.  During that time, she was awarded for Outstanding Appellate Brief and received the Academic Fellowship Award. McIntire graduated, magna cum laude with departmental honors and received a B.S. in Management from Tulane University in 2010 with a double major in Legal Studies in Business and English.

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

  • “Legal Writing by the Numbers: A Judicial Survey of Do’s, Don’ts, and Other Tips,” Federal Bar Association (June 15 & September 21, 2022)
  • “Developments in Employment Law for Dealers,” Deep Southern Equipment Dealers Association 2019 & 2021 Summer Conferences
  • “COVID-19: Potential Liability for Employees Returning to the Workplace,” PLAC (July 9, 2020)
  • “Common Pitfalls in Dealer Agreements & A Brief Primer on Mergers & Acquisitions for Dealers,” Deep Southern Equipment Dealers Association 2018 Summer Conference
  • “Recent Developments in Employment Law for Dealers,” Joint Annual Meeting for Mid-Atlantic, Deep South, and Southern Equipment Dealers Associations (February 12-15, 2017)
  • “FLSA Primer for Dealers,” Joint Summer Conference of Deep South and Southern Equipment Dealers Associations, Destin, Florida (July 17-20, 2016)
  • “Federal Jurisdiction Over Claims by State Attorneys General: The Case for Removal of Pharmaceutical Parens Patriae Suits as ‘Mass Actions’ Under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, “7 American University Health Law & Public Policy Brief 1, (2014)
  • “Dodd-Frank’s Risk Retention Requirement: The Incentive Problem,” 33 No. 5 Banking & Financial Services Policy Report 5, (May 2014)
  • “Oil and Gas Development on the Outer Continental Shelf: The Uphill Battle for State Input Into Federal Policy,” 9 Texas Journal of Oil Gas & Energy Law 37, (2014)
  • “Louisiana’s “Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit”: A Uniquely Effective Economic Policy,” 13 Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 211, 2014
  • Five Things to Know About Louisiana’s Angel Investor Tax Credit,” Silicon Bayou News, co-author, (May 2014)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Selected in the 2022 Leadership in Law Class by New Orleans CityBusiness
  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2018-2022
  • Selected for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” for Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Named as a ‘2021 Women of the Year,’ honoree by New Orleans City Business
  • Outstanding Appellate Brief at Notre Dame Law School
  • Academic Fellowship Award

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Diversity Committee Member, Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • Board Member, Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division
  • Networking Committee Member, Defense Research Institute’s Products Liability Group
  • Member, Defense Research Institute


  • Second-chair trial attorney in six-week, criminal jury trial in federal court involving a multi-defendant, 47-count RICO Indictment; conducted voir dire; gave opening statement; cross-examined multiple witnesses; argued motions made during trial; assisted in securing a “not guilty” verdict on homicide charges against client
  • Lead Appellant Counsel in a two-hour oral argument for criminal appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • First-chair attorney in four-day, civil injunction proceeding in state court; briefed and argued all pre-and post-trial motions; examined and cross-examined eight witnesses; secured verdict in favor of client which was affirmed on appeal
  • Second-chair trial attorney in one-week, criminal jury trial in federal court involving drug, gun, and conspiracy charges; conducted voir dire; gave opening statement; cross-examined multiple witnesses; argued motions made during trial; assisted in securing a mixed verdict for client
  • Second-chair attorney in one-day, defamation and injunction proceeding in state court; briefed and argued trial motions; examined witnesses; assisted in securing verdict in favor of client
  • Trial team in multi-day employment hearing before the Civil Service Commission
  • Team Member for Liaison Counsel in multiple pharmaceutical MDLs
  • Briefed and argued against certification of a nationwide class and collective actions
  • Conducted and defended numerous depositions of plaintiffs, expert witnesses, corporate representatives, and lay witnesses
  • Briefed and argued procedural and dispositive motions on a variety of grounds, including the statute of limitations, Daubert, and causation
  • Prepared lay and expert witnesses for depositions and trial testimony

Key Matters

  • Second-chair trial attorney in six-week, criminal jury trial in federal court involving a multi-defendant, 47-count RICO Indictment; conducted voir dire; gave opening statement; cross-examined multiple witnesses; argued motions made during trial; assisted in securing a “not guilty” verdict on homicide charges against client
  • Lead Appellant Counsel in a two-hour oral argument for criminal appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • First-chair attorney in four-day, civil injunction proceeding in state court; briefed and argued all pre-and post-trial motions; examined and cross-examined eight witnesses; secured verdict in favor of client which was affirmed on appeal
  • Second-chair trial attorney in one-week, criminal jury trial in federal court involving drug, gun, and conspiracy charges; conducted voir dire; gave opening statement; cross-examined multiple witnesses; argued motions made during trial; assisted in securing a mixed verdict for client
  • Second-chair attorney in one-day, defamation and injunction proceeding in state court; briefed and argued trial motions; examined witnesses; assisted in securing verdict in favor of client
  • Trial team in multi-day employment hearing before the Civil Service Commission
  • Team Member for Liaison Counsel in multiple pharmaceutical MDLs
  • Briefed and argued against certification of a nationwide class and collective actions
  • Conducted and defended numerous depositions of plaintiffs, expert witnesses, corporate representatives, and lay witnesses
  • Briefed and argued procedural and dispositive motions on a variety of grounds, including the statute of limitations, Daubert, and causation
  • Prepared lay and expert witnesses for depositions and trial testimony