• Brandeis University, B.A. (2007)
  • University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder, J.D. (2016)


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Immigration Court

Amber Gonzales


Amber Gonzales is an associate in the Litigation Group. She has an extensive background in commercial litigation, compliance, and regulatory matters, and has advised clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. Amber has experience in federal and state courts in matters involving class actions, contracts, false advertising and unfair competition, trade secrets, torts, and complex commercial litigation. She also has experience representing clients in employment disputes, including enforcing non-solicitation and non-compete agreements.

Amber served as a judicial extern under the Hon. Robert E. Blackburn in the  U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

As a community leader, Amber is the incoming president of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, serving on its board of directors for the last six years. Recently, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association recognized her commitment to the community with its Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer Award, in addition to recognitions from Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Latino Lawyers Magazine. Her community involvement also extends to representing clients on a variety of pro bono matters, including drafting position statements and litigation resulting from the denial of requests under the Freedom of Information Act.


  • Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2022 
  • The Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2022 
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2022 
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Impact Denver Program, 2021 
  • Latino Leaders Magazine Lawyer to Keep on the Watch, 2020
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Pathfinder Program, 2020 
  • Barristers’ Counsel Most Professional Advocate Award, University of Colorado Law School, 2014


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, President Elect, 2022; Presidential Term 2023; Executive Committee, 2018 – Present; Chair of Young Lawyers Division, 2017 
  • Hispanic National Bar Association 
  • Colorado Bar Association 

Representative Matters

  • Nationwide Class Action. Achieved dismissal of nationwide class action suit on motion to dismiss in federal district court on behalf of large national manufacturer of sealant, paint, and home improvement products. The order granting dismissal characterized plaintiffs’ claims as "woefully devoid" of factual allegations. 
  • Health Care. Represented a large pharmaceutical company in a civil enforcement action by the Department of Justice asserting claims under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. 
  • Breach of Contract. Represented plaintiff healthcare provider in breach of contract and antitrust litigation. Successfully drafted an opposition to defendants’ motion to compel arbitration that overcame a broad arbitration clause and resulted in denial of the insurer’s motion. 
  • Employment/Breach of Contract. Successfully defended employer from alleged breach of employment agreement with more than $3 million in damages at issue. Successfully defeated all claims and achieved award of more than $2.2 million on employer’s counterclaims. 
  • Regulatory Business Disputes. Represented animal product manufacturer in investigation of regulatory defects in business acquired by client and litigation for breaches of acquisition agreement. Successfully brought federal court litigation alleging more than $7 million in damages, resulting in highly favorable settlement for client. 
  • Trademark. Overcame denial of federal trademark applications for family of five marks owned by comic book publisher. Drafted requests for reconsideration that resulted in all five marks being published for opposition without restriction. Each mark had been previously denied three times. 
  • OSHA Investigation. Lead counsel on successful defense of OSHA investigation related to a workplace fatality, prevailing with zero adverse findings or fines. 
  • In-House Experience. Seconded with global chemical conglomerate’s North American legal department. Drafted and negotiated more than 100 nondisclosure agreements and material transfer agreements. 
  • Municipal Hearings. Successfully represented nonprofit client at highly contested municipal hearings on real property special use permit. The application passed despite opposition testimony from more than 30 witnesses.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Accelerating Success: Navigating Barriers/Opportunities to Diversify Today’s Banking Workforce," Missouri Bankers Association Bank Legal Risk Management Conference (November 2021). Speaker: Amber Gonzales.
  • "What’s Your Case Worth? Analyzing the Cost of Litigation," Association of Corporate Counsel (July 2020). Speaker: Amber Gonzales.
  • "Bostock: The State of LGBTQ+ Legal Rights and How We Got Here, " Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (June 2020). Speaker: Amber Gonzales.

Press Coverage

Firm News & Announcements

October 21, 2022 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Recognizes Crowell & Moring’s Amber Gonzales as Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer