Amanda Gordon Schreiber

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Amanda Schreiber is a member of the firm’s Health + Benefits Litigation Team, focusing her practice on claims and litigation related to health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage with an emphasis on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She has experience litigating matters in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings across the country.

    Health Care Litigation

    Ms. Schreiber represents leading insurers, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers in all aspects of health care pre-litigation and litigation, providing cost effective legal advice and recommendations for action to clients. She has experience handling a range of health care related disputes, including disputes involving ERISA preemption, payor/provider contract disputes, nonparticipating provider reimbursement claims, “usual and customary” rates for reimbursement, medical necessity coverage determinations, fraudulent billing by health care providers, prompt pay statutes, balance billing laws, and claims alleging violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA).

    While at Robinson+Cole, Ms. Schreiber participated in a secondment at a leading insurance company handling health care and ERISA litigation. This experience, serving in the role of corporate counsel, gives her special insight in assisting her insurance company clients.

    Ms. Schreiber contributes to the firm’s ERISA Claim Defense Blog, a platform that offers commentary and insight on administration, evaluation, and litigation of group benefits claims, as well as other compliance and litigation issues involving ERISA. She also contributes to the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Insider publication.

    Life, AD&D, and Disability Litigation

    Ms. Schreiber also has experience defending individual and group benefits claim disputes on behalf of life, disability, and AD&D insurers. She has advised and defended clients on complex policy coverage matters on the individual and group product markets, and litigated cases regarding policy rescission, application misrepresentation, interpleader actions, agent misconduct, deceptive sales practices, and fraud and overpayment claims.

    Pro Bono 

    Ms. Schreiber has devoted significant time to the representation of pro bono clients. She participates in the firm’s Domestic Violence Restraining Order Program, which provides free legal services to family violence victims. Her efforts with the program led to her being selected as Robinson+Cole’s Pro Bono Service Award Recipient.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Schreiber was an internal auditor for the State of Connecticut’s Judicial Branch. As an auditor she conducted financial and operational audits to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the Branch's risk management, control, and governance process.  

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Successfully defended a health insurer, plan administrator, and purported agent of both against a claim by plan participant alleging violation of ERISA and seeking statutory penalties. We prevailed on a motion to dismiss at the District Court level and the decision was affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

      • Defended disability insurer in an ERISA disability benefits claim in which the record contained surveillance evidence of the claimant's functional capacity. Obtained summary judgment where court held that insured had substantial evidence to terminate disability benefits where burden to provide evidence was on plaintiff, there was lack of medical information, and doctor failed to address contradiction between plaintiff's activities and her disability.

      • Served as in-house counsel for health insurer on secondment, managing litigation for in-network and out-of-network provider payment disputes.

      • Represented various hospitals as counsel for medical executive committee seeking to impose corrective action, suspension, reduction of medical staff privileges, or other peer review disciplinary action on practitioners. Representation includes medical staff bylaw compliance, administrative hearings, and negotiation of agreed settlements.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Litigation Section, Health Law Litigation Committee; Young Advocates Committee

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Young Lawyers Section, Chair-elect (2018 - 2019)
      Young Lawyers Section, Treasurer (2017 - 2018)
      Young Lawyers Section, Past co-chair of the Health Law and Litigation Committees

      Defense Research Institute
      ERISA, Life, Health and Disability Committee
      Health Care Law Committee
      Young Lawyers Committee
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Inducted into the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter 2017 Class of Women’s Champions

      Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Star of the Year Award, 2016-2017 bar year

      Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Chair Award Recipient for demonstrating leadership as a member of the Executive Committee of the CBA-YLS, 2015 to 2016 bar year

      Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Leadership Award Recipient, 2014-2015 bar year

      Robinson+Cole Pro Bono Service Award Recipient, 2013

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      The Open Hearth
      Board of Trustees

      Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "The E-Usual Course of Business: ESI Application to Rule 34 Requirements,," published in Business Torts & Unfair Competition, a publication of the American Bar Association (Spring 2016)
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      "Tips for Organizing ESI per the Document Request," published in Business Torts & Unfair Competition (Winter 2016)
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      "ERISA: Second Circuit," published in Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey, co-authored with Theodore J. Tucci, Second Edition (2015)
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    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "E-Breaches: The Intersection of Data Privacy and E-Discovery," co-presented with Andrea Donovan Napp, at Connecticut Legal Conference in Hartford (6/13/2016)
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      "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practical Strategies for E-Discovery Project Management," planned and organized the session, which was held at the Connecticut Convention Center (6/15/2015)

      "Depositions 101," presented at CLE program sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section (10/27/2014)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • June 6, 2018

        Amanda Schreiber and Alisha Sullivan Appointed to Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Leadership Roles

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      • May 31, 2017

        Amanda Gordon Schreiber Elected Treasurer of the CBA’s Young Lawyers Section

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      • November 18, 2016

        Amanda Gordon Chairs Open Hearth's Annual Gala

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      • July 19, 2016

        Amanda Gordon Receives Chair Award from the CBA’s Young Lawyers Section

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      • July 11, 2016

        Amanda Gordon Writes Article for ABA's Business Torts & Unfair Competition Journal

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      • June 28, 2016

        Hartford Lawyers Present at the Connecticut Legal Conference

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      • March 31, 2016

        Amanda Gordon Writes ESI Article for ABA's Business Torts & Unfair CompetitionJournal

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      • March 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Women's Committee Sponsors Young Lawyers Networking Event

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      • November 30, 2015

        Amanda Gordon Chairs Hearth and Home Gala

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      • November 12, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order Program for Lawyers

      • September 1, 2015

        Three Hartford Office Lawyers Elected to Executive Committee of CBA's YLS

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      • August 5, 2015

        Business Litigation Lawyers Successfully Represent Clients Through DVRO Program

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      • July 27, 2015

        Amanda Gordon Receives CBA-YLS Leadership Award

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      • July 20, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Author Chapter for ABA Book

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      • June 30, 2015

        Hartford Lawyers Participate in E-Discovery Project Management Session

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      • November 21, 2014

        Amanda Gordon Speaks at Deposition CLE

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      • July 8, 2014

        Four Hartford Office Lawyers Elected to CBA's YLS Executive Committee

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      • May 14, 2014

        Robinson+Cole's Appellate Group Wins Connecticut Law Tribune's Litigation Department of the Year Award

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      • January 23, 2013

        Connecticut Law Tribune quotes Robinson & Cole's Pro Bono Work

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      R+C News Releases

      • July 21, 2017

        Amanda Gordon Schreiber Inducted into Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter 2017 Class of Women’s Champions

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      • June 13, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Appointed to Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Leadership Roles

      • November 7, 2013

        Connecticut Legal Services Honors Robinson & Cole for Pro Bono Domestic Violence Restraining Order Program

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      • June 20, 2013

        Amanda Gordon Selected for The Open Hearth's Board of Trustees

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    • Newsletters

      Newsletters

      New Federal Case Will Have Practical Impact on Patent Litigation (5/24/2012)

      You’ve Been Served: Important Changes to Rules Governing Corporate Responses to Federal Civil Subpoenas (March 2012)