Amber M. Rogers’s national practice assists clients with traditional labor relations and litigation, employment advice and counseling, and complex employment litigation. 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 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’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 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 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, Seventh 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.
- First-chaired jury trial on claims of race and sex discrimination and retaliation; obtained directed verdict.
- Obtained judgment as a matter of law in federal jury trial on claims of pregnancy discrimination, retaliation, and FMLA retaliation.
- Argued and won before the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (US v. Loftis, 607 F.3d 173 (2010)) (Federal Debt Collection Procedure Acts claim).
- Litigates and counsels management in traditional labor relations matters, including pre-campaign advice, union avoidance, representation elections (including under the “quickie election” rules), decertification elections, collective bargaining agreement negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, strikes and lockouts, and contract administration and interpretation. Regular first-chair experience litigating and arbitrating claims under collective bargaining agreements.
- Regular first-chair experience litigating and arbitrating claims under collective bargaining agreements and employment-related matters.
- Litigated and defended management in numerous state and federal civil lawsuits and investigations related to claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, equal pay, FMLA interference and retaliation, ADA, and ERISA.
- Extensive experience litigating trade secret, misappropriation, and non-disclosure matters arising from employment and fiduciary relationships, including protection of intellectual property and other proprietary information.
- Litigated multiple class and collective actions in federal and state courts under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws, as well as numerous single-plaintiff wage and hour matters.
- Regularly engaged in transactional matters for publicly traded and privately held businesses to create employment and contractor agreements, nondisclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, severance and retention agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
- Provides day-to-day advice and counseling to employers on various aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Additionally, provides advice to management in developing compliance, training, and employment policies under relevant federal and state law, by auditing pay practices, handbooks, job descriptions, and other company documents/policies. Frequently conducts workplace training and investigations for employers.
- JD, The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, Notes Editor, The Review of Litigation, 2006
- BA, Trinity University, cum laude, 2003
- Member, The American Employment Law Council (membership by invitation only)
- Vice-Chair, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter Committee
- Participant, DBA WE LEAD: Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession, (Inaugural Class, 2018)
- Chair, Employment Law & HR Compliance committee, Dallas HR
- Barrister, Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court
- Fellow, Leadership Council on Leadership Diversity (LCLD)
- Participant, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section’s Leadership Development Program (Class of 2016)
- Founding Member, Board of Directors, and former Secretary (four years), The Network of Empowered Women (N.E.W.) Roundtable, Inc.
- Co-Chair, Small Business Symposium committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Co-Chair, Young Employment Labor Lawyers committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Co-Vice Chair, Dallas Bar Association’s Law Day committee
- Member, Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association
- Member, Dallas Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Leadership Class 2015
- Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class 2014
- Member, Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
- Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Member, J.L. Turner Legal Association
- Member, Dallas Black Women Attorneys committee
- Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
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