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Amber Arnette

Amber Arnette

Senior Associate / Atlanta

Amber Arnette focuses her practice on the representation of airline employers in employment law and labor relations matters. 

Amber represents companies of all sizes operating in the airline industry. She routinely defends employers against employment law claims related to wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, failure to provide accommodations, harassment, and wage and hour violations. Amber represents employers in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies on the state and federal level. She also guides airline employers through labor relations issues related to grievance, contract negotiations, and employee communications. 

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Amber served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank M. Hull, and prior to that, as a staff attorney in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While at the Eleventh Circuit, Amber worked on a specialized team handling the most complex civil and criminal appeals before the Court. Her time with the Court allowed her to obtain experience in preparing legal memoranda, drafting orders and opinions, presenting motions to judges both orally and in writing, conducting legal research, attending oral arguments, and summarizing the district court record.   

While in law school, Amber received the Emory University School of Law Dean's Awards for Employment Law and Administrative Law and served as a Dean's Teaching Fellow. 

Representative Experience
  • Assisted airline client in obtaining dismissal of claims based on Railway Labor Act (RLA) preemption grounds in federal court.
  • Represented airline client before the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA that was served with complaint filed under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21).
  • Assisted airline client in obtaining early dismissal of RLA status quo litigation in federal court.
  • Assisted airline clients in obtaining successful results in grievance arbitrations involving disputes over the interpretation of a collective bargaining agreement and whether company had just cause for termination.
  • Represented airline client in representation case filed before the National Mediation Board (NMB).
  • Represented airline clients before federal and state administrative agencies such as the EEOC, including responding to discrimination complaints and drafting position statements. 
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch - Labor and Employment Law - Management and
    Litigation - Labor and Employment (2021 - 2022)