Amanda Rios


Amanda Rios


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 641 5618 | +1 212 698 3599


Amanda Rios focuses her practice on white collar and securities litigation matters, including governmental investigations, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions.  She has significant experience representing individuals and businesses in governmental investigations and related actions involving alleged insider trading, mail and wire fraud, bribery, and other market manipulation theories.  Ms. Rios also handles complex civil litigation matters in New York state and federal courts and has successfully argued several dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. 

Ms. Rios was named a Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2020. The publication, in partnership with Global Investigations Review, recognizes lawyers for their white-collar crime, corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement work. 

  • Boston University, B.A., 2008, cum laude
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2012, Note Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Representing various individuals and businesses in U.S. Attorney’s Office and SEC insider trading investigations.
  • Representing the former Chief Risk Officer of Fannie Mae against securities fraud charges filed by the SEC in the Southern District of New York.
  • Representing a former bank CEO in U.S. and UK regulatory enforcement actions and related civil litigation.
  • Representing a credit union in an internal investigation of alleged misconduct by the CEO.
  • Representing a national professional services firm in connection with an internal investigation arising from the departure of a former partner charged with criminal activity.
  • Representing an individual in a criminal tax prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Representing The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee of residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) trusts, in a variety of matters, including litigation seeking the approval of an $8.5 billion proposed settlement with Bank of America Corp. in connection with 530 RMBS trusts. (In the matter of the application of The Bank of New York Mellon, Index No. 651786/2011 (Supreme Court, New York County)).
  • Volunteer Mentor for PALS: Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2018 Pathfinder