Amanda Cashman is counsel in the firm's Pittsburgh office. She currently focuses her practice on commercial and energy litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Amanda’s experience includes oil and natural gas civil and administrative litigation involving disputes related to lease terms, the calculation of royalties, surface-use disputes, and contamination allegations, as well as the representation of clients in crisis management situations. She also represents oil and natural gas clients in matters related to land use and local regulation. Amanda's commercial litigation practice also includes the representation of clients' interests in breach of contract, class action, and insurance coverage issues. Amanda has also represented health care providers in disputes with insurers related to the application of reimbursement rates and federal sequestration laws.
Amanda's government enforcement practice encompasses a variety of enforcement actions by federal and state agencies involving the False Claims Act, securities laws, allegations of mail and wire fraud, and environmental violations. Amanda has coordinated and conducted internal and special committee investigations regarding a wide variety of sensitive allegations. Amanda works actively with her clients to develop and implement cost-effective strategies to respond to enforcement allegations and investigation needs while recognizing and mitigating risks.
Amanda was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2008.
- Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation, 2022
- United Way's Be a 6th Grade Mentor (2010-2018)
- Firm Service
- Coordinator, K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program (2016 – 2018)
- Pittsburgh Hiring Committee (2020 – present)
- Pittsburgh Chair and Member of the Women in the Profession Committee (2023 – present)
- United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Women’s Leadership Council
- “What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You, Right? Ethical Considerations in Internal Investigations,” K&L Gates GC University, November 14, 2018.
- “Local Regulation Testing the Bounds of Preemption In Appalachia,” In-House Counsel Presentation, October 16, 2017.
- “Litigation and Regulatory Considerations,” Energy Industry Training Series: Oil and Gas Economics/Investing (A Practical Primer), Pittsburgh, August 29, 2013
- Prosecutors are Permitted to Display Admissible Weapons to Juries During Opening Statements in Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Parker. 46 Duq. L. Rev. 679 (2008).