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Amber Finch is a partner in Reed Smith’s Los Angeles office. A member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group since joining in 2011, Amber has quickly become a go-to lawyer for resolving disputes with insurance companies. With her commercial litigation and environmental background, she has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds for her commercial clients. She represents a litany of clients from start-up businesses to middle market and Fortune 500. She helps her client negotiate better insurance coverage on the front end, tender and collect on insurance claims, and litigate insurance cases. Amber has been a force in the areas of general liability insurance, first party property insurance (including business interruption), environmental/pollution insurance, directors & officers insurance, errors & omissions insurance, mortgage insurance, product liability insurance, and media liability insurance. Amber has experience helping advertisers evaluate recovery opportunities for past non-transparent activities in media buying and production, and pursuing claims against any responsible agencies. Amber also has experience representing media and entertainment companies in a variety of recovery claims and litigation arising out of contract disputes.


  • Stanford University, 1999, B.A., Political Science Major with History Minor, Dean's List
  • University of Southern California Law School, 2002, J.D., Semi-Finalist and Board Member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program

  • California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

  • Board Member, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles 
  • Past President, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 2016-2017
  • Sub-committee co-chair, Women in Insurance, American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers, Women in the Law, Insurance Recovery (2019)
  • Named, One of the Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal (2018, 2017)
  • Listed, Top Women Attorneys Rising Stars in Los Angeles Magazine (2017)
  • Named, One of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in California by the National Diversity Council (2016)
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers' Rising Stars, Insurance Coverage (2016, 2017)
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers' Rising Stars, General Litigation (2007, 2008, 2012 - 2015)
  • Listed, Up-and-Coming 50: 2015 Women Southern California Rising Stars (2015)