Amanda Barnett is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Barnett advises clients on allegations of healthcare fraud and abuse, as well as internal investigations, government investigations, and litigation arising under the False Claims Act (FCA), Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and Stark Law. Ms. Barnett has experience conducting discovery, drafting dispositive motions, and preparing for and taking depositions. She also assists clients in responding to government subpoenas and analyzing potential self-disclosures.

Ms. Barnett maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on class action and impact litigation related to access to healthcare. She is currently on a team that represents a class of ICE detainees at a California detention center challenging the conditions of their confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has filed suit in the Western District of Texas on behalf of a class of Medicaid beneficiaries seeking to end a policy that unfairly restricts access to curative treatment for the Hepatitis C virus.

Prior to rejoining Latham & Watkins in 2019, Ms. Barnett served as a judicial clerk to Judge Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

During law school, Ms. Barnett served as a notes editor on the Harvard Law Review. Her student note, “Congressional Intent to Preclude Equitable Relief- Ex Parte Young After Armstrong,” was published in Volume 131 of the Harvard Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Barnett interned in the New York State Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and in the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Harvard and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Harvard Law School
    cum laude
  • MA, Columbia University
  • BA, Swarthmore College