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Amy W. Schrader

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Ms. Schrader focuses her practice on assisting companies and individuals in their dealings and engagements with Florida administrative agencies.

Professional Biography

Overview

Amy Schrader is a Florida administrative lawyer, board certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice, focusing her practice in the areas of:

  • Professional licensing, including license defense
  • Agency rule challenges
  • Bid protests
  • Florida agency procurements

Ms. Schrader has focused her practice on assisting companies and individuals in their dealings and engagements with Florida administrative agencies, and has past experience working internally for both the Florida Department of Management Services and Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Her clients have included communications companies, pharmaceutical companies, health care facilities and providers, commercial lessors, technology companies and professional licensees. Many of her cases involve challenges to the validity of agency rules or proposed rules, bid protests, professional licensing and assistance with commercial contract review and negotiation.

Ms. Schrader has experience in application of Chapter 287, Florida Statutes, which governs State of Florida procurements. She has strong connections within many state agencies, and can assist clients with all types of licensing and permitting issues, from initial licensing or permitting to professional license defense. Ms. Schrader assists regulated organizations and industries with statutory and rule compliance, and has extensive knowledge of Florida's state-run insurance plan, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, having formerly served as in-house counsel.

Ms. Schrader is an adjunct law professor for Florida Administrative Law at the Florida State University College of Law.

Representative Matters
  • Protests and defense of awards for numerous technology contracts with government agencies, including teacher evaluation systems, Medicaid enrollment broker services, emergency notification system for natural disasters, and telecom infrastructure contract.

  • Invalidated the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles' proposed rule providing a competitive advantage to certain DUI schools and awarding attorney's fees.

  • Achieved reversal of the administrative law judge's recommendation of license revocation before the Florida Board of Medicine.

  • Successfully represented a state department in upholding denial of a pari-mutuel permit based on application of new restrictions on location of racing establishments.

  • Successfully obtained a license to practice medicine in Florida for a Wisconsin applicant despite two previous rejections by the Florida Board of Medicine.

  • Achieved dismissal of a bid protest and four companion bid protests challenging an insurance client's intent to award adjusting services contracts.

  • Represented an assisted living facility trade group in its successful administrative challenge of new state rules imposing onerous new operational requirements and a mandatory medical examination form that infringed on facilities' rights. This significant win determined the invalidity of 14 separate rule provisions in the state administrative code.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Administrative Law, 2012 – 2014
  • Chair – The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section, 2013 – 2014
  • Chair-Elect – The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section, 2012 – 2013
  • Secretary – The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section, 2011 – 2012
  • Treasurer – The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section, 2010 – 2011
  • Editor – The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section Newsletter, 2008 – 2013
  • Executive Council Member – The Florida Bar, 2008 – present
  • The Florida Bar Journal/News Editorial Board, 2010 – 2013
  • The Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award
Publications
Speaking Engagements

Awards

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2001
    • Associate Editor, Law Review
  • Florida State University, M.A. in International Affairs, 1998
  • Florida State University, B.A. in Spanish, B.A. in English, 1996

Admissions

  • Florida, 2003
  • Maryland, 2002

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