J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.A., University of Michigan
Amara is a litigator admitted to practice in California. Her practice focuses on business litigation including a variety of complex commercial disputes and some white collar defense. Amara has notable experience defending companies in cases presenting novel issues arising from emerging business models. She also maintains an active pro bono practice that has included supporting local small business owners and filing a complaint in partnership with the ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab. Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Amara practiced at a large, international firm.
A Michigan native, Amara received a Bachelor’s Degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Latino/a Studies from the University of Michigan. She returned to Michigan and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. There she received several recognitions, including the Outstanding Scholarly Contribution award for her published note. Amara also served as an Executive Board Member for the Latino Law Students Association and as a Notes Editor and Associate Editor for the Michigan Technology Law Review. She spent two semesters in the Community and Economic Development Clinic (now known as the Community Enterprise Clinic) working with non-profit organizations in Detroit, Michigan, and an additional semester taking comparative law courses at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.
Prior to law school, Amara worked in marketing and community relations at an American multinational supermarket chain. In that role, she operated as a community liaison and was responsible for managing various aspects of marketing, including event coordinating, fundraising and donations to non-profits, sponsorships with local community organizations, social and digital efforts, local media involvement, as well as in-store execution of marketing campaigns and activities.