Top employment attorney Amber Phillips at the Genie Harrison Law Firm

Amber Phillips

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Amber represents clients in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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Top employment attorney Amber Phillips

Ms. Phillips has devoted her career to empowering victims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and abuse and assisting them in regaining control over their stories. Ms. Phillips has been with the Genie Harrison Law Firm since its inception in 2013 because of the firm’s dogged commitment to securing justice for victims against their abusers. In furtherance of this mission, she has obtained tens of millions of dollars for her clients and worked to change corporate and government cultures in an effort to create more inclusive, diverse, and compliant work environments.

Ms. Phillips’s career has been expansive, litigating in both state and federal court against private employers and governmental entities trying cases, authoring appeals, and arguing cases in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has been a guest speaker on the subjects of sexual harassment and employment law and has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” two years in a row—in both 2018 and 2019 (a distinction that is bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in California).

Ms. Phillips is also a proud double-Bruin. She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology and obtained her J.D. from UCLA Law, where she served as President of the UCLA School of Law Moot Court Honors Board, Co-Chair of the Juvenile Hall Clinic, Co-Chair of the Innocence Project, Managing Editor of the Women’s Law Journal, and a Writing Advisor for the Lawyering Skills Clinical Program. After graduation, she was selected as an American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Fellow, during which she clerked for Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court Kevin Brazile.

In addition to being an advocate for racial, gender, and economic equality, Ms. Phillips is also an activist for lung cancer awareness.

Outside of work, Ms. Phillips tries to spend as much time as possible with the loves of her life—her husband, her brothers, and her American bulldog, Mayor Boogie Carlson.

Results:

  • 2012 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2013 Seven figure settlement in a class action against a national employer
  • 2013 Six figure settlement against Southern California public entity
  • 2013 Six figure settlement against an international corporate employer
  • 2013 Six figure settlement against an international corporate employer
  • 2014 Seven figure settlement against Southern California public entity
  • 2014 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2014 Assisted in the trial Karina Bustillos v. Villa Restaurant, et al., which resulted in a six figure verdict and a seven figure attorneys’ fees award
  • 2015 Seven figure settlement in two related cases against a Southern California public entity
  • 2015 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2015 Six figure settlement against a national employer
  • 2016 Six figure settlement against a national employer
  • 2016 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2016 Six figure settlement against an international corporate employer
  • 2017 Six figure settlement against a Southern California public entity
  • 2018 Seven figure settlement against a national employer
  • 2019 Seven figure settlement against a national employer

Other:

Argued in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

More About Amber Phillips:

Amber Phillips Super Lawyers Rising Star

Top sexual harassment lawyers

Attorneys Genie Harrison and Amber Phillips founded the Genie Harrison Law firm in 2013 to represent victims of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other employee rights violations.

Employment lawyer Amber Phillips speaking at CAALA

Employment lawyer Amber Phillips speaking at a CAALA event for young lawyers.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 2015.

EDUCATION:

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2011
  • University of California Los Angeles, California, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, 2007
  • Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Regents Scholar, Alumni Association Scholar, Gold Shield

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

2018 — UCLA School of Law seminar, “Navigating Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession”
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2016 — Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles’ From Classroom to Courtroom for Law Students—Guest Speaker

MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

  • 10/18 — “Me too” and “not me too” evidence in employment litigation: Proving that an employee harassed or the employer discriminated against similarly situated individuals other than the plaintiff. By Genie Harrison, Mary Olszewska and Amber Phillips for The Advocate. Read the complete story HERE >