In focusing her practice on business litigation, with an emphasis on employment, Amber Chrystal enjoys her ability to be proactive with her clients, helping them to avoid problems before they happen.
Ms. Chrystal defends both large and small employers in the technology, agricultural and manufacturing industries in a variety of venues, including before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, as well as arbitration panels and mediators. Her experience includes handling individual matters and class actions involving:
- Wage-and-hour laws
- Exemption misclassification
- Failure to accommodate
- Wrongful discharge
- Harassment based on race, gender, disability or age
- Independent contractor status
In addition to her litigation practice, she regularly counsels companies on employment policies and handbooks, along with individual employment agreements.
Ms. Chrystal also has experience in products liability matters and consumer class actions, including cases alleging violations of federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Outside of the office, Ms. Chrystal is a coach for the moot court program at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and sits on the board of directors of San Francisco Mother Attorney Mentoring Association (SFMAMA).