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Amy W. Schrader

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Ms. Schrader focuses her practice on assisting companies and individuals in their dealings with regulatory agencies in Florida and nationwide. She represents a broad spectrum of regulated industries and entities doing business with state and federal government.

Professional Biography


Amy Schrader is board certified by the Florida Bar in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice and has focused her practice on assisting companies and individuals in their dealings and engagements with state and federal 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.

Ms. Schrader's experience includes extensive knowledge 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 regularly assists regulated organizations and industries with statutory and rule compliance. She is also well-versed in public procurements and has assisted government contractors in bid preparation, bid protests, contract review, and disputes.

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

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

  • Successfully challenged the Florida Department of Highway's rules, which provided a competitive advantage to certain DUI schools.

  • Represented an assisted living facility trade group in its successful administrative challenge of state emergency rules requiring installation of generators and imposing onerous new operational requirements.

  • Negotiated numerous government contracts involving technology-based solutions.

  • Achieved dismissal of administrative complaints seeking license revocation for an assisted living facility, including lifting of an admissions moratorium.

  • Successfully completed drug manufacturer and distributor licensing for 19 locations in 11 states to meet an abbreviated closing schedule.

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2021, 2022
  • Named Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Administrative Law, 2012 – 2014
  • Adjunct Law Professor in Florida Administrative Law, Florida State University College of Law
  • 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
  • "Preparing for Hurricane Season: Ensuring Eligibility for FEMA Funding" (June 2019)
  • "2019 Investors and Entrepreneurs Forum" (February 2019)
  • Adjunct Professor – Florida Administrative Practice, Florida State University College of Law (2013 – present)
  • "Sunshine Law & Public Records Compliance," Hillsborough Early Learning Coalition (2014)
  • Lecturer – "Evidentiary Issues in Administrative Proceedings," Practice Before DOAH CLE (October 2011)
  • Lecturer – "Filing Your Petition for Administrative Hearing, Standing," Florida Bar Basic Administrative Law Seminar (2010, 2012)

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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