McGeorge School of Law

Amber Maltbie

Partner, Nossaman, LLP 
Amber Maltbie

JD, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific


Amber Maltbie is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Nossaman, LLP, specializing in campaign finance compliance and disclosure, election administration, and governmental ethics. She also teaches Election Law at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento as an adjunct professor.

Ms. Maltbie serves the community in a variety of capacities. She has served on the Emerge California Board of Directors since 2014, and was elected to serve as Chair of the Board in 2016. She was also elected to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council in 2016, where she represents the interests of community stakeholders before the Los Angeles City Council.

Amber has been widely recognized as a leading expert in gender and elections, and her work on women's voting rights in emerging democracies has been cited in United Nations Development Programme reports and published by international NGOs. In addition to her scholarly work on women's voting rights, Amber has worked with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in North Mitrovica, Kosovo during Kosovo’s first Parliamentary elections in 2010.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Amber worked for Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee as a district aide and political advisor, including managing her contested 2002 re-election campaign after the Congresswoman gave the only “no” vote against authorizing George Bush to wage an unchecked war. Amber also spent two years developing and implementing campaigns to increase voter participation in historically disenfranchised communities in Kentucky, the Cheyenne Reservation in South Dakota, Louisiana, Georgia and New Mexico. Amber proudly co-founded both Fem Dems of Sacramento and Mills College Fem Dems.