Gabriela Chambi

About Gabriela Chambi

Gabriela Chambi is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on employment and labor law, civil rights, professional malpractice and complex litigation.

Prior to joining Carr Maloney, Gabriela was a Law Clerk for the Montgomery County (MD) District Court, where she drafted written opinions for all twelve District Court Judges while managing the civil motions docket caseload.

Gabriela graduated from the American University Washington College of Law, where she was the Note and Comment Editor for the American University International Law Review. In addition to being a Bar Association (DC) Public Interest Fellowship Recipient and Reif Fellowship Finalist, she co-authored “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Finance: Regulatory Response in the European Union” in the American Bar Association’s 2017 ‘Year in Review’.

While attending Law School, Gabriela was also a Law Clerk for both the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Foreign Litigation and for the Honorable Robert A. Salerno, Associate Judge for the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Gabriela is fluent in Spanish.

Associate, Carr Maloney PC

Junk Faxes – the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Battle of the “Unsolicited Advertisement”

On June 20, 2019, the Supreme Court issued its decision in PDR Network, LLC, et al. v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc., Docket No. 17-1705. This case involves the receipt of an unsolicited fax and whether such a fax violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The Court declined to squarely answer the question, but instead, sent it back to theCourt of Appeals for additional review. Generally, under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) anyone can sue if they receive an unsolicited ad by fax. This is exactly what happened in PDR Network. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic [...]

By |2019-06-27T15:11:16-04:00June 27th, 2019|Practice Areas: Consumer Protection|

The District of Columbia Circuit in the Spotlight: Does Bristol-Myers Apply to Class Action Lawsuits?

The appeal at issue originated from a class action lawsuit filed by Whole Foods Market’s employees in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Molock v. Whole Foods Mkt., Inc., 297 F.Supp. 3d 114 (D.D.C. 2018). Specifically, on June 22, 2017, Whole Foods Market’s employees filed a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages. The class consisted of current and former Whole Foods Market employees from the District of Columbia and several states. The employees claimed that they were not paid their entitled bonuses as a result of managers manipulating certain labor cost and [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:44:53-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Practice Areas: General|Topics: |

The Supreme Court Refuses to Enforce Classwide Arbitration

On April 24, 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court held that an ambiguous arbitration clause is not sufficient under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to force class arbitration on a non-consenting party. Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, No. 17-1988. The Court concluded that lower courts may not draw an inference from an ambiguous agreement that the parties consented to class arbitration and that neither silence nor ambiguity can establish a party’s consent to class arbitration under the FAA. This is because, according to the Court, parties’ consent to arbitrate is the foundational principle of arbitration agreements. Lamps Plus [...]

By |2019-05-15T12:32:41-04:00May 6th, 2019|Practice Areas: Labor & Employment|Topics: , |

SCOUTUS To Review Whether A Third-Party Defendant Can Remove a Class Action to Federal Court

On September 27, 2018, the Supreme Court agreed to review whether, under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), a third-party defendant can remove a class action from state to federal court. Home Depot USA, Inc., U.S. No. 17-1471. CAFA allows “any defendant” to remove actions from state to federal court if certain jurisdictional requirements are met. This case arose when Citibank N.A. brought a debt collection action against George Jackson in state court alleging he failed to pay for a water treatment system he bought using a Citibank credit card. Jackson filed a counterclaim against Citibank and third-party class [...]

By |2019-05-16T13:13:00-04:00November 8th, 2018|Practice Areas: General|Topics: |