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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 creating effective risk management solutions. With her litigation background, she has helped her commercial policyholder clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds. Amber represent a litany of clients from start-up businesses to middle market and Fortune 500. She helps companies manage risk by negotiating broader insurance coverage on the front end, negotiating insurance and indemnity provisions in deal contracts, assisting with tender and collection on insurance and indemnity claims, and litigating insurance and indemnity disputes. Amber has significant experience in standard first party and third party insurance policies, as well as specialty policies, emerging industries and disruptive technologies. Most recently, Amber represents various companies in connection with business income interruption and property damage losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credenciales

  • 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

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Named, Leader of Influence: Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal (2020)
  • Listed, National Law Journal’s Crisis Leadership Trailblazer (2020)
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Insurance Law, 2019-2021
  • USC Gould School of Law Black Law Students Association Alumni Honoree (April 2019)
  • 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)