Amber Donner is of counsel with Spector Rubin. She is a business bankruptcy and criminal defense attorney with substantial bankruptcy, federal district and appellate court experience. Ms. Donner’s bankruptcy practice focuses primarily on resolving complex insolvency related matters. She has represented creditors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, creditors’ committees, and debtors. Ms. Donner has extensive motion and adversary proceeding practice.
Ms. Donner served as attorney-advisor to the United States Trustee and was responsible for monitoring hundreds of bankruptcy cases filed in the Southern District of Florida. During her tenure, Ms. Donner was additionally responsible for the referral of criminal matters to the United States Attorney.
Ms. Donner is a founding partner at Gainor & Donner where her criminal practice focuses on a wide variety of complex fraud cases around the country, including transportation, securities, insider trading, health care, bank, bankruptcy-related, money laundering, forfeiture, and Internet and cybercrimes, in addition to pre-indictment and investigatory matters.
Ms. Donner routinely handles matters that require exhaustive investigation, factual and legal analyses, and resolves favorably complex legal problems through settlement or litigation. The efficient organization of large complex cases, sometimes including millions of pages of discovery, is among Ms. Donner’s many strengths. Ms. Donner’s superior writing skills have further supported the plethora of favorable outcomes. Representative successes include:
- As attorney-advisor assigned in the bankruptcy case of an aircraft carrier in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, one of the largest cases filed in that District at that time and that included unique and complex issues regarding potential future claimants. Ms Donner successfully moved for the conversion of the case from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7, which ultimately resulted in significant payments to creditors and claimants.
- As criminal defense counsel, successfully obtaining a plethora of relief in favor of her client and against the Government in a criminal case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, including the defense of motions in limine regarding defense experts and an application for a Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 17(c) subpoena directed towards the Department of Homeland Security. After two hung juries, the Government abandoned its case against the defendant, who was facing up to 30 years of incarceration.
- Using both her bankruptcy and criminal defense experience, successfully obtaining the dismissal with prejudice of grand theft charges in a criminal case in the Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County Florida, because by prosecuting the charges, the Government violated the automatic stay imposed in the bankruptcy case of the defendant.
- University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1986
- J.D. Honors; Cum Laude
- Univerisity of Miami Law Review, 1984, Associate Editor
- University of Miami Law Review, 1985, Associate Research Editor
- University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1984 - 1986
- B.A. Honors; Major: Economics, Cum Laude
- Other Crimes Evidence to Prove to Corpus Delecti, U. Miami L. Rev
- "Fogg" Lingers Over the Florida Supreme Court, U. Miami. Rev
- State of Florida
- United States District Court Southern District of Florida
- United States District Court District of Colorado
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