afinch@reedsmith.com

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Amber is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. She has extensive experience in insurance recovery advice and litigation, environmental compliance and litigation, and complex commercial litigation. In these areas, she represents a broad spectrum of clients including manufacturers, distribution and processing companies, chemical companies, entertainment industry businesses, financial institutions, food companies, health organizations and airlines. Amber has substantive experience in all aspects of California and federal civil and criminal procedure, and has successfully represented her clients in arbitrations, trials, appeals, government enforcement actions and administrative proceedings. She has also been instrumental in obtaining favorable settlements for her clients at the pre-litigation stage, in mediations, and in judicial settlement conferences. Amber's expertise stems from a diverse legal background, and her practice has earned her accolades in the legal community.

Awards & Recognition

 

  • 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)
  • 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)

Credentials

  • 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

  • President, Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Sub-committee co-chair, Women in Insurance, American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association