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Amy’s practice focuses on assisting clients with complex environmental, food, and agricultural regulatory and compliance issues. Amy advises clients in the complex permitting, operations, and reporting processes of federal and state regulatory programs and contributes her expertise to litigation and administrative proceedings. Amy also assists companies of all sizes on compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, guidance, policies, and procedures regarding food and agricultural products. Amy helps clients with environmental issues involved in property redevelopment and real estate transactions. Her work includes review of environmental assessments, evaluation of potential environmental liabilities associated with real estate transactions, and evaluation of eligibility for federal and state Brownfields assistance programs.

Clients appreciate Amy’s experience in the agriculture and environmental industries and her desire to learn more about their businesses. Her background and experience in agriculture including her family’s farming operation give Amy a unique ability to understand clients’ businesses and to provide practical advice. Amy counsels agribusiness companies on general business matters and issues related to intellectual property transactions, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, licensing agreements and master service agreements.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Amy managed personnel and operations for an inorganic laboratory, which analyzed various drinking water, wastewater, soil and bio-solid samples. Amy also worked as a project manager in the State Cleanup Section of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Land Quality. Amy learned valuable skills and insights in these roles that she uses to assist clients in navigating their regulatory, compliance, and litigation needs.
Amy lives near Clayton, Ind. with her husband Kess and two Australian Shepherds. Amy and Kess also operate a grain farm in Huntington, Ind.

Reported and Representative Cases
  • Landis+Gyr Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company, 2019 WL 208758 (N.D.Ind. Jan. 15, 2019)
  • Landis+Gyr Inc. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., No. 4:16-CV-82, 2018 WL 4902459 (N.D. Ind. Oct. 5, 2018)
  • Ranburn Corp. v. Argonaut Ins. Co., No. 4:16-CV-00088, 2018 WL 1523210 (N.D. Ind. Mar. 28, 2018)
  • Ranburn Corporation v. Argonaut Insurance Company, 2017 WL 1325430 (N.D.Ind. April 11, 2017)
Firm Publications
Blog Posts
Published In
  • Amy S. Berg, Note: Understanding the Relationship between the Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion and Self-Replicating Technologies after Bowman v. Monsanto Co., 59 St. Louis L.J. 187 (2014).
  • Amy S. Berg & Brad C. Joern, Sorption Dynamics of Organic and Inorganic Phosphorus Compounds in Soil, 35 J. Envtl. Quality, 1855 (2006).
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "Leave Nothing on the Table: Reducing Legal Risk in the Food Industry," Offense & Defense Across the Farm to Fork Supply Chain: Food & Beverage Industry Summit, September 21, 2023
  • Speaker, "The Old and the New: Environmental Problems and Opportunities in 2023 and Beyond" Accelerate Indiana Muncipalities, 2023 Aim Ideas Summit, August 24, 2023, French Lick, IN
  • Speaker, IP Spring Symposium: Recent Trends and New Challenges in IP Law, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, March 22, 2017
  • "Hot Topics in IP Law," Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium, November 18, 2016, Indianapolis, IN
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