Amy Bender

Senior Counsel

Atlanta, GA | Tampa, FL
D 770.818.1421


  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude
  • B.S., University of Florida, cum laude

Interdisciplinary Teams



Amy Bender is Senior Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law National Practice Section and a member of the Education and Data Security, Privacy, & Cyber Liability practice teams of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.  Ms. Bender is also Associate General Counsel. Ms. Bender received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Business Administration, from the University of Florida. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review. Ms. Bender is licensed to practice in both Georgia and Florida.

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Bar Admissions

Court of Appeals of Georgia



Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Courts of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

Publications & Engagements
  • Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors Is High on Agenda;” DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar – The Voice (September 2010)
  • “EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Proposed ADAAA Regulations;” DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar – The Voice (December 2009)
  • “Genetic Information: A New Protected Category;” DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar – The Job Description (October 2008)
Representative Cases & Clients
  • Dees v. Office Management Systems, Inc., 2012 WL 640695 (N.D. Miss. Feb. 27, 2012).
  • Gomez v. United Forming, Inc., 2009 WL 3367165 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 15, 2009).
  • Grizzle v. Macon County, Ga., 2009 WL 2611319 (M.D. Ga. Aug. 20, 2009).
  • Bolden v. United Forming, Inc., 2009 WL 2423176 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 4, 2009).
  • Reeves v. Yeager, 298 Fed. Appx. 878, 2008 WL 4772096 (11th Cir. Oct. 31, 2008).
  • Little v. Cobb County, 203 Fed. Appx. 993, 2006 WL 3102457 (11th Cir. Oct. 31, 2006).
  • Benefit Support, Inc. v. Hall County, Georgia, 281 Ga. App. 825, 637 S.E.2d 763 (2006).
  • The Outsourcing Partnership, LLC v. Vinson, 2006 WL 2298114 (N.D. Ga. Aug. 8, 2006).
  • Massengale v. Hill, 2006 WL 83429 (N.D. Ga. Jan. 10, 2006).
  • Hurley v. Racetrac Petroleum, Inc., 146 Fed. Appx. 365, 2005 WL 2007034 (11th Cir. Aug. 22, 2005).
  • Nance v. Buffalo’s Cafe of Griffin, Inc., 2005 WL 2148548 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 30, 2005).
  • State Bar of Georgia, Section on Labor and Employment
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa, Florida Bar Association
Client Successes
Awards and Recognition
  • Ms. Bender has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” as published by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine.
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • “The Impact of Cyber Threats on You and Your Business;” Bank of America Merrill Lynch (September 2018)
  • “DOL’s Proposed Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations;” Greater Pensacola, Florida SHRM Meeting (January 2016)
  • “DOL’s Proposed Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations;” Pensacola, Florida Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable (September 2015)
  • “Dos and Don’ts of Investigating Employee Complaints;” Greater Pensacola, Florida SHRM Legal Conference (May 2014)
  • “Dos and Don’ts of Investigating Employee Complaints;” Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Seminar (September 2011)
  • “Understanding and Appreciating Diversity in the Workplace;” Newton County, Georgia (October-November 2008)
  • “Putting It In Writing – Important Employment Documents;” Legal Advisory, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP (May 2007)
  • “Advanced Employee Discharge and Documentation;” Lorman Education Services (August 2006)
  • “Avoiding The FMLA’s Landmines: Top 10 FMLA Traps And How To Avoid Them;” Lorman Education Services (June 2006)
  • “Family and Medical Leave Act;” Lorman Education Services (April 2006)
  • “Employment Law from A to Z in Georgia;” Lorman Education Services (July 2005)
  • “Public Sector Employment Law Update;” Council on Education in Management (April 2005)
  • “Discipline and Discharge;” Lorman Education Services (January 2005)
  • “Employment Related Records;” Lorman Education Services (December 2004)
  • “Georgia Employment Law From A to Z;” Lorman Education Services (July 2004)
  • “Human Resources Audits in Georgia;” Lorman Education Services (May 2004)