Amy Karnikian is a seasoned corporate lawyer licensed to practice law in California. She previously held the position of Senior Associate at White & Case LLP, where her practice focused on aircraft leasing, finance, restructuring, and a variety of other cross-border equipment transactions. Her clientele included aircraft leasing companies, financial institutions, and airlines. During her tenure at the firm, she led high-value financings and oversaw numerous aircraft lease transactions spanning various jurisdictions.
In addition to her work at the firm, Amy was seconded to Amazon, Inc’s cargo airline, Amazon Air. In this role, she skillfully negotiated maintenance, operating, and leasing agreements with airlines, maintenance providers, and lessors. She also provided legal counsel to various business units on a wide range of matters, such as cargo sales, fleet management, privacy issues, and software agreements.
Amy earned her J.D. with a Corporate Law Concentration from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and her B.A. in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. At both institutions, she held leadership roles in the Armenian Student Associations. Prior to her legal career, she worked for a leading aircraft leasing company, where her passion for aviation took root.
Outside of her professional life, Amy enjoys spending her free time cooking, traveling, and attempting to complete home improvement projects.