12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Amber Healy is a litigator with extensive experience litigating class actions and complex business matters in state and federal courts throughout California. Her practice focuses on the defense of employers and management in class action, multi-plaintiff, and single-plaintiff lawsuits. She has particular expertise in the area of wage and hour class actions alleging claims for off-the-clock work, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and missed meal and rest periods. Ms. Healy has litigated novel issues in both class actions and representative actions brought under California Labor Code’s Private Attorneys General Act before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal.
Ms. Healy also handles matters involving employee privacy rights, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, and prevailing wage issues. She frequently represents clients in proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies and tribunals, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Ms. Healy’s clients include boutique hotels, food processors, construction companies, property management companies, garment industry companies, entertainment venues, and cosmetic manufacturers.
Though Ms. Healy now focuses her practice on the defense of class litigation matters on behalf of employers, she spent several years representing plaintiffs in class litigation, successfully representing classes ranging from 50 members to over 100,000 members and securing numerous class settlements exceeding a total recovery of $50 million. With her plaintiff-side background, she brings a unique perspective to the cases she handles.
Ms. Healy received the California State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for her pro bono legal services.
Ms. Healy earned her Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she obtained Provost’s Honors. She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. During law school, Ms. Healy worked at the Hobbs District Attorney/Trial Advocacy Clinic, externing at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office and conducting numerous felony preliminary hearings. Ms. Healy also served as a research assistant to Professor Richard L. Hasen, a distinguished election law scholar.
California State Bar
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Abdullah v. U.S. Security Associates, Inc., 731 F.3d 952 (9th Cir. 2013)
Urbino v. Orkin Services of California, Inc., 726 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2013)
Quoted, Rite Aid Seating Ruling Makes Class Cert. Harder to Beat, Law360 (May 19, 2014)
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Healy is a contributor to the various firm publications and blogs. She is the co-author of “Employers Not Required to List Accrued Vacation Time” (Daily Journal, Nov. 2, 2016). Ms. Healy published an article about class action law, “(Class) Action Stations” in the April 2016 issue of Ground Handling International Magazine and has another article forthcoming in The Journal of Association of Transportation Law Professionals. She is the co-author of “Troubles with Recognizing Retaliation Under the Stimulus Act,” Law360 (Nov. 1, 2013).
Ms. Healy frequently speaks in front of employer organizations. Recent engagements include:
Ms. Healy is involved in youth sports organizations.