Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Amber is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a trial lawyer who has extensive experience representing and advising clients in traditional labor relations, such as collective bargaining, representation elections, decertification elections, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrating grievances, contract administration and interpretation, and union avoidance strategies. Amber also serves as the Hiring Partner for the firm’s Dallas office.
Amber’s litigation experience also includes regularly representing clients in wage and hour collective and class actions, trade secrets and post-employment restrictive covenant disputes, and complex employment discrimination. Amber’s practice also focuses on defending employers before administrative agencies, such as the NLRB, EEOC, DOL, and OFCCP. Regarding the OFCCP, Amber’s work focuses on affirmative action work and audit defense and advising and counseling clients on various diversity and inclusion policies and practices.
Amber also provides strategic day-to-day advice and counseling for clients. As a part of Amber’s partnership with clients to avoid litigation, she frequently conducts and coordinates sensitive corporate investigations, and provides training presentations for clients on a multitude of topics such as pay equity, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, diversity and inclusion, labor relations, and issues related to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Amber represents clients in all industries, and has particular experience working with clients in the energy and utilities, financial institutions, health care, food processing, staffing, manufacturers, transportation, and retail sectors.
To complement her practice, Amber serves as co-chair of the Firm’s Oneness Diversity Luncheon, is an Associate Editor of the American Bar Association’s, Labor and Employment Law newsletter, and also is a contributing author to the the firm’s Employment & Labor Perspectives blog. In addition to her work at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Amber is a dedicated volunteer at the Legal Lines Program, and Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.
Amber is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, District of Columbia, the Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, and the Eastern District of Oklahoma.