Amy O. Nyberg

Of Counsel Appeals


Amy Oberdorfer Nyberg is of counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation and strategic counseling.

Amy’s broad experience includes litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appellate courts, and state and federal trial courts. She has represented clients on constitutional law and statutory interpretation issues, bankruptcy, international trade, and price-fixing. She also advises corporate clients on strategy and compliance. Beyond her law practice, Amy has counseled clients on trade policy and communications.

Amy worked on the White House’s China Trade Relations Working Group, as well as at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce. In those positions from 1998 to early 2001, she contributed to development and implementation of U.S. trade policy, including normalization of trade relations with China, bilateral trade issues with the European Union, Africa, and India, and World Trade Organization negotiations and disputes.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit


  • English
  • French
  • Swedish


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.magna cum laude

    Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal

    Tamm Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship

  • Institut d'Études Politiques de ParisC.I.E.P., International Affairs
  • Yale CollegeB.A.with Honors