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Amy L. Lawrence

Of Counsel, Tax Department


Amy Lawrence is of counsel in the Los Angeles office of Paul Hastings. Her practice focuses on the taxation of domestic and international transactions. Ms. Lawrence has been named a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine.

Ms. Lawrence concentrates her practice in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, lending and finance, and healthcare. She has experience representing private equity funds, strategic buyers, large multinational corporations, financial institutions, and emerging technology companies on a broad range of tax issues.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2010 (Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and President of the Environmental Law Society)
  • Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P., 2010 (Zuckerman Fellow)
  • University of California Los Angeles, B.A., 2002 (summa cum laude)


Ms. Lawrence’s experience has included the following transactions:

  • Samsung Electronics Company in its acquisition of Harman-Kardon in an $8.2 billion cash merger
  • Shaquille O’Neal’s sale of rights to Authentic Brands Group
  • Nordstrom in its $350 million acquisition of TrunkClub
  • Collective Digital Studio in its $240 million merger with Prosieben’s Studio71
  • Kosei, Inc. in its sale to Pinterest
  • Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods Inc.
  • DreamWorks Animation’s $150 million acquisition of AwesomenessTV and separate acquisition of Big Frame
  • TouchCommerce in its sale to Nuance Communications for $215 million



    • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section
    • Member of the California State Bar, Taxation Section

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    California Bar


    Harvard Kennedy School, M.P.P. 2010
    Harvard Law School, J.D. 2010
    University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 2002

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