Ms. Boyd has worked with Paynter Law since 2011 on matters involving primarily consumer protection, antitrust, and intellectual property. She is heavily involved in the firm’s class-action litigation on behalf of consumers against Volkswagen, after the company admitted to designing its “clean diesel” vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. Ms. Boyd’s work with the firm has also included: litigation against LG Chem on behalf of individuals injured by exploding lithium-ion batteries; litigation on behalf of consumers defrauded by debt settlement companies who prey on financially struggling consumers; and litigation on behalf of NCAA student-athletes against the NCAA and Electronic Arts, a videogame maker using athletes’ likenesses without their permission—a case that resulted in a $60 million combined settlement.
In addition, Ms. Boyd’s qui tam litigation work involves representing whistleblowers in litigation against companies and individuals that have filed false or fraudulent claims for payment with the United States or state governments. These fraudulent claims may include Medicare or Medicaid fraud, financial fraud, or government contracting fraud.
During law school, Ms. Boyd worked at the Legal Aid Society—Employment Law Center in San Francisco, where she helped represent clients subjected to employment discrimination based on national origin. She also worked as a Summer Associate in the litigation division of Morrison | Foerster LLP, and as a Student Director of the Community Lawyering Clinic at Yale Law School, helping low-income New Haven residents access civil legal services primarily in the areas of employment and family law.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Boyd worked as a Staff Attorney at the New Mexico Center on Law & Poverty, where she helped press for legislative and administrative policy changes to help low-income New Mexicans. After she and her husband, a U.S. Army officer, were transferred to a new state for the second time in as many years, Ms. Boyd launched her own freelance legal practice, taking on a variety of project-based legal work—from drafting appellate briefs, to analyzing legislation for nonprofits, to reviewing licensing contracts for a large corporation.
Ms. Boyd is a member of the bars of New Mexico and North Carolina, and is not licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia or any other state. Her work with The Paynter Law Firm is based out of the firm's North Carolina office.
- Yale Law School, J.D.
- University of Maryland-College Park, B.A., Government & Politics
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- American Bar Association
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Military Spouse JD Network
- “7 Punitive Damages Strategies” • Co-authored with Robert Carey & Stuart Paynter • Trial Magazine (April 2019)
- “What a Tangled Family Tree We Weave: Trademarks, publicity rights, and the cross-pollination of First Amendment defenses through video games” • Co-authored with Stuart Paynter • Journal of Int’l Media & Entertainment Law, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2011–2012)