Amy T. Brantly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in Manhattan Beach, CA

Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP
 | 1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 400
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-307-4557
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Antitrust Litigation (50%),
  • Business Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Amy T. Brantly is a partner at Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP in Manhattan Beach, California, where she practices antitrust law and business litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the state of California and nationally in both state and federal courts.

    A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, Ms. Brantly is licensed to practice in the state courts of California and New York. During law school, she participated on the Fordham Moot Court Board and was a member of the Fordham Environmental Law Journal. Prior to founding Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP, she served as Counsel at Susman Godfrey LLP, where she handled complex business and antitrust cases as well as class actions.

    Ms. Brantly is active in a number of professional and community organizations. A member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, she has served as a Past President (2017-2018) and currently serves on the Board of Governors. She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bar Fellows and the Chancery Club.

    Recognized for her litigation experience and her contributions to community and professional organizations, Ms. Brantly has been featured several times in Los Angeles Magazine. Active in her local community, she has mentored students at James A. Garfield Senior High School in Los Angeles.

    Ms. Brantly has lectured and participated on panels at numerous bar association events. She has also lectured at the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles's Litigators Forum and for a variety of the organization's career development programs.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Antitrust Litigation
    • 50%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2013

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    About Amy Brantly

    Admitted: 2000, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • One of the "Top Women Attorneys in Southern California"
    • Member, Fordham Moot Court Board and Fordham Environmental Law Journal
    • Nominated a "Super Lawyer", Super Lawyer, Southern California

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California
    • Chancery Club
    • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, President
    • Board of Governors, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 2010 - 2011
    • Executive Committee, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
    • New York
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Mentor, High School Students at Garfield High School
    • Panelist or Moderator, WLALA Litigators Forum
    • Panelist or Moderator, WLALA’s Career Development Programs


    • Dane S. Field, Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Aloha Sports Inc. v. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (S. Ct. Hawaii) - Amy Brantly, representing the Bankruptcy Estate of Aloha Sports, Inc. ("Aloha Sports"), successfully argued to the Hawaii Supreme Court that summary judgment should not have been granted on Aloha Sport’s Hawaiian state law antitrust claim against the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA"). , 2018
    • Beckman Coulter, Inc. v. Quidel Corp. (Cal. Superior Court, County of San Diego) - Ms. Brantly and Mr. Stockinger represent Quidel Corp. in this Cartwright Act case brought by Beckman Coulter alleging that a non-compete provision in a contract between the companies unreasonably restrains trade.
    • Masimo Corp. v. Tyco Healthcare Group (C.D. Cal) 
    • In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1663 (D.N.J.)
    • David Kesselman, Amy Brantly and Kara McDonald, on behalf of their client ZA Central Registry, NPC ("ZACR"), succeeded in again defeating Plaintiff DotAfricaConnect Trust’s ("plaintiff DCA") second motion for preliminary injunction in Los Angeles Superior Court. This case arises out of a dispute over the award of the generic top level domain name .Africa. ZACR prevailed in the competition for .Africa but plaintiff DCA filed suit and sought to prevent ICANN (represented by Jones Day) from delegating .Africa to ZACR. The Court again denied plaintiff DCA’s request. Earlier, KBS succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of the claims against ZACR who is now an intervenor in the case. The case is DotConnectAfrica Trust v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, et al., Case No. BC607494 (L.A. Superior Court).
    • Kleen Products LLC v. Packaging Corporation of America (N.D. Ill.)
    • Tessera Technologies, Inc. v. Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (Cal. Superior Court, County of San Francisco)
    • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litig., MDL 2151 (C.D. Cal.)
    • American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics v. Society of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures (C.D. Cal.)
    • White v. NCAA (C.D. Cal.)
    • International Oncology Network Solutions v. Eagle (District Court, Collin County Texas)
    • David Kesselman and Amy Brantly won dismissal of a Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") case filed by Jalen Epps against grocery store chain Earth Fare, in the Central District of California. Judge James Otero dismissed the case without leave to amend holding that plaintiff did not successfully revoke consent to receive text messages and that even if she did, plaintiff failed to plausibly allege that Earth Fare’s messages were sent using an automatic telephone dialing system. The case is Jalen Epps v. Earth Fare, Inc., Case No. 2:16-cv-08221-SJO-SSx (C.D. Cal.).  The Ninth Circuit affirmed after oral argumemt and briefing by the parties., 2018
    • David Kesselman and Amy Brantly successfully obtained writ relief for a defendant law firm on a plaintiff’s Cartwright Act claim. After the Superior Court overruled a demurrer to the Cartwright Act claim, the Court of Appeal granted writ relief holding that the complaint failed to include allegations that are essential to a Cartwright Act claim, including the relevant market, market power within the relevant market, and harm to competition.
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    1230 Rosecrans Avenue
    Suite 400
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Phone: 310-307-4557

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