Amanda Senske


212 335 2976

Amanda focuses on white collar defense, government investigations, and regulatory compliance. In each matter, she brings to bear sound judgment, creative thinking, and unwavering dedication to her clients. In addition to representing individuals and corporations in both civil and criminal investigations, Amanda advises financial companies and institutions on anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and sanctions compliance. She regularly prepares clients for meetings and proffers with federal prosecutors, regulatory agencies, and congressional committees.

Notably, Amanda has represented two international financial institutions in connection with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Swiss Bank Program and served as pool counsel to a number of bank employees in connection with the DOJ’s investigation into the Panama Papers leak. She has also worked on a number of securities fraud cases, including market manipulation and insider trading actions brought by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Amanda maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in criminal and civil matters involving obstruction of justice and false statements allegations, due process deprivations, and copyright infringement.

Prior to joining WMHW, Amanda practiced in the litigation department of a large global law firm, where she worked on white collar defense matters and government investigations. During law school, she served as an intern to the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York (SDNY).


Represented analyst charged with insider trading in the Southern District of New York, securing a nolle prosequi dismissing all charges against client several years after his earlier plea of guilty.

Served as counsel to a cooperating defendant in a billion-dollar securities fraud case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Served as counsel to a high-profile whistleblower in the Cambridge Analytica matter who has testified before Special Counsel, DOJ, the SEC, and various congressional committees.

Served as counsel to a subject in a criminal racketeering investigation in the U.S. District Court for the EDNY.

Served on leadership team of the independent monitor of Höegh Autoliners, appointed in March 2018 by the DOJ Antitrust Division, pursuant to a corporate plea to criminal conspiracy to engage in bid rigging and price fixing in the market for international shipping services for roll-on, roll-off cargo.

Recently defended a client in a mail fraud case from indictment to sentencing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, serving as first chair in the plea proceeding.


Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court