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  • Amy A.B. Kapp
  • 831.440.7289

Amy E.B. Kapp advises public agency clients on public records act requirements, code enforcement, and real property law. She also defends the firm’s clients against civil claims and brings criminal cases to enforce municipal ordinances.

Ms. Kapp received her bachelor of arts from Penn State University with honors in music and media studies; she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Paul Axt Prize as the most distinguished graduate in her class in 1996. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in the Republic of Korea from 1996-1997. Upon returning to the U.S., she earned a master’s degree in policy analysis and program evaluation from University of Michigan’s School of Social Work in 2000, then her law degree in 2002 from Stanford Law School.

After law school, Ms. Kapp served as law clerk to the Honorable Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was a litigation associate at the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she defended United Parcel Service against shipping contract claims and advised it about federal preemption of state law. She later became an associate at the District of Columbia office of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, litigating claims relating to administrative law, civil rights law, professional ethics, and white-collar criminal defense. As part of the firm’s pro bono work, she represented Mississippi prisoners sentenced to death; this led to her position as an assistant federal public defender, where she represented state and federal prisoners bringing post-conviction attacks on their capital sentences.

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