Amanda Haines is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s business immigration practice. Prior to joining Tocci & Lee, Ms. Haines was a federal prosecutor for over two decades; most recently as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Capital Case Section, Criminal Division. She also served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she prosecuted cold case homicides, and the District of New Jersey, where she argued appeals before the Third Circuit.
Prior to working at the Department of Justice, Ms. Haines was a law clerk to the late Judge Shirley Wohl Kram, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York, and worked as a litigation associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She has taught law and legal writing at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham University’s School of Law, and George Washington University School of Law.
Ms. Haines received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Department of Justice Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Director’s Award, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Medal of Merit, and the John Evans & Victor Caputy Outstanding Advocacy Award.
Ms. Haines is admitted to practice in New York State and is also a licensed real estate agent.