Ami represents borrowers and financial institutions in a wide range of lending transactions, including acquisition financings, working capital facilities and private placements.

She advises borrowers on market information and provides guidance throughout the entire deal process.

Using her practical, straightforward approach, Ami structures and negotiates both domestic and cross-border financing transactions. She is able to simplify complicated concepts and explain them clearly to all parties involved.

Ami also takes great pride in her responsiveness to her clients’ needs and understands the importance of building quality relationships with her clients based on trust and performance.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Ami was a partner in the banking and finance group in the Chicago office of an international law firm. 

  • Experience

    Ami regularly represents borrowers, including the following matters:

    • Represented numerous affiliates of European-based company to finance new manufacturing facilities in the US
    • Represented various related private equity funds in a range of subscription-backed revolving credit facilities, bridge credit facilities and offshore debt issuances

    Ami has represented agent banks and lenders in the following matters:

    • Credit facilities provided to companies in the personal care and beauty industries
    • Private placement debt offerings involving collateral in Mexico, Germany and Australia
    • A private placement offering by the subsidiary of a state investment trust fund
    • Numerous revolving credit and term loan facilities for regional utility companies to fund expansion activities and pension prepayments
    • Several credit facilities for Latin American borrowers secured by collateral in multiple jurisdictions, including South America and Europe
    • Second lien financings to fund the acquisition of transportation, leisure, manufacturing and nutrition companies 
  • Credentials


    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1997
    • Ohio State University, M.B.A., B.S.B.A., 1994, magna cum laude

    Bar Admissions

    • District of Columbia
    • Illinois

            Professional Memberships

            • The National Black MBA Association 
          • Insights

            News Release

            61 Schiff Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America List and Six Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”

            Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that 61 attorneys have been included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, as well as six who were named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice.

            News Release

            Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Four Practice Areas and 22 Attorneys

            Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that four practice areas and 22 attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal industry ranking.

            News Release

            Ami Scott Receives Pace Setters Executive Award

            Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Partner Ami Scott has been awarded the Pace Setters Executive Award by The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

            News Release

            Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2018 The Best Lawyers in America

            Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been named a “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

            News Release

            Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes 20 Schiff Hardin Attorneys and 4 Practice Areas

            Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys and four practice areas were recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal industry ranking.

            News Release

            53 Schiff Hardin Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

            Three Schiff Hardin attorneys also received the prestigious Best Lawyers’ 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” award.

            News Release

            25 Schiff Hardin Attorneys, 7 Practice Areas Ranked by Chambers USA 2016

            Twenty-five Schiff Hardin attorneys and seven practice areas received leading rankings in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

            News Release

            63 Schiff Hardin Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

            Of the 64 Schiff Hardin attorneys honored by Best Lawyers, three Schiff Hardin attorneys were also nominated for Best Lawyers’ 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago

            Speeches & Presentations

            • “Drafting Issues in Commitment and Engagement Letters – Avoiding Pitfalls,” (panelist) Loan Syndication Trading Association (Jun. 2010)
            • “Figuring Out the Numbers: Understanding Financial Covenants,” (moderator) Association of Corporate Investment Counsel Annual Spring Forum (Apr. 2014)
          • Citizenship

            Civic and Charitable Memberships

            • The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Dean’s Advisory Council
            • Washington Performing Arts, Board of Directors