Amber L. Eck
Amber Eck is an experienced lawyer who has been litigating all aspects of complex individual and class actions for the past 18 years, with an emphasis on securities and derivative litigation, consumer fraud, employment law, and general business litigation. She is currently serving as class counsel in consumer fraud class actions against Trump University and Donald Trump, Sony Electronics, and TelePacific. Ms. Eck has also been litigating securities class actions against Pacific Biosciences, HQ Sustainable and CardioNet (which settled in 2012 for over $7 million), and been involved in filing securities class actions against Neptune Technologies (NEPT); Gold Resources Inc. (GORO); SandRidge (SD); Kosmos Energy (KOS), Office Depot (ODP); Cooper Companies (COO), and K-V Pharmaceuticals (K-V).
Amber Eck was sole lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action against the officers and directors of Akeena Solar, Inc., which settled in 2012 for substantial corporate governance enhancements. In addition, Ms. Eck has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in individual civil business litigation, breach of contract actions and defamation actions.
Before joining Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, Ms. Eck was a partner at the nation’s largest plaintiff’s class action firm, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd (formerly “Coughlin Geller”) from 1997-2009. During her 12 years there, Ms. Eck litigated numerous shareholder and derivative class actions which resulted in substantial recoveries for the investors, and extensive corporate governance changes, including: $80 million settlement against Hanover Corp. (and unprecedented corporate governance reforms); $50 million settlement against Sprint (and adoption of 60+ new corporate governance provisions); $42.3 million settlement against Fruit of the Loom, Inc.; and $29.5 million settlement against Plains All American Pipeline.
Amber Eck also worked as a defense attorney for two years at Chapin Fleming & Winet, specializing in complex civil litigation, and served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jan M. Adler, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California. Before law school, she was a writer and photographer for two years for the Los Angeles legal newspaper, the Metropolitan News Enterprise.
Ms. Eck has written articles for publication, including “Lessons Learned from Mentors of the Past,” which was published in the national American Inn of Court magazine, The Bencher, in January, 2011. She has also lectured to law school students and attorneys, including recently at the Lawyers Club and Thomas Jefferson School of Law sponsored symposium regarding Small Law Firms and Sole Practitioners in 2010. Ms. Eck served as a Barrister in the William B. Enright American Inn of Court, and a Barrister in the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court in 2010-2011. She is also a member of the Lawyers Club, San Diego County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Barristers Club. Ms. Eck currently serves as the GATE District Advisory Council representative for Loma Portal Elementary. Ms. Eck is admitted to practice in California and Nevada.