Amy M. Gardner joined ACS in September 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Lawyer Chapters. In this capacity, she assists with the growth of ACS’s nationwide network of lawyers, including building new lawyer chapters across the country, advancing ACS’s substantive initiatives, facilitating the transition of student members to lawyer members, and strengthening the role of lawyer members in the ACS network.
Before joining ACS, Amy was the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School, a partner at the law firm of Ungaretti & Harris LLP (now Nixon Peabody) and an associate at Skadden. While an associate at Skadden, Amy founded the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter and led it for several years. She has also served as president of the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago and spent six years on the University of Chicago’s Alumni Board of Governors. In the spring of 2010, she traveled to Europe as an American Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Amy graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science before spending two years working in Iowa politics. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as a Topic Access Editor for the Law Review, among other activities. Amy also earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University, and is a Certified Professional Coach.