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Amber A. Eklof


(415) 875-3221
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San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law

  • Certificate of Specialization in Labor and Employment Law
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Employee Benefits (ERISA)
  • Intensive Advocacy Program
  • Merit Plus Scholarship Recipient
  • USF Moot Court Program: Internal Advocacy Director, First Year Moot Court Case Counsel
  • Labor and Employment Law Association
  • Women’s Law Association

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Dean’s List
  • Order of Omega honor society
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Watts Tutorial Program

Amber Eklof is a Partner in the Employment Practice Group in the San Francisco office of GRSM. Her practice focuses on labor and employment litigation for both single plaintiff and class action matters.  Amber defends individuals and employers in all phases of litigation including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, disability accommodation, family medical leave laws, Title IX, ADA violations, wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, and alleged wage and hour violations.

Amber regularly handles matters in state and federal court, as well as matters before administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office for Civil Rights and the Workers Compensation Appeals Board.

In addition to her litigation practice, Amber counsels corporations, small businesses, restaurants, and educational institutions on a wide-range of employment matters, including individual terminations, reductions in workforce and wage and hour compliance.

While in law school, Amber specialized in employment law and served as an extern for the Honorable Magistrate Maria-Elena James of the Northern District of California, where she worked on a wide variety of civil matters.  Amber was also actively involved in the Moot Court Program as the Internal Advocacy, running the First Year Moot Court Program and USF’s annual internal competition, Advocate of the Year.


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • Defense Research Institute
    • DRI Employment Law Committee
    • DRI Young Lawyers Committee – Supreme Court Subcommittee Chair
    • DRI Young Lawyers Committee – Former Wellness Subcommittee Chair
    • DRI Young Lawyers Committee – Former Philanthropy Subcommittee Chair
  • American Bar Association Labor and Employment

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer for Back on My Feet, a national organization combatting homelessness through running and community support.


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