Amber Thomson is an Associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton’s Washington, D.C. office, where she counsels companies on cybersecurity and data breach matters, as well as U.S. and international data privacy, data transfer and “Big Data” issues. She graduated Cum Laude from Howard University School of Law where she served as Vice President of Epsilon Sigma Iota Sorority, Inc. the nation’s first legal sorority. She also served as President of OUTlaw, Howard’s LGBT organization, and President of the school’s International Moot Court Team. Amber received her B.S.B.A. with a focus on International Business and Spanish from Old Dominion University. Prior to attending law school, Amber worked for A.P. Moller-Maersk, first as an International Shipping Education trainee and later in various management roles in the United States and Latin America.
Amber is dedicated to mentoring young women in law school and serves as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) mentor. She is also the founder of Lesbian Lawyers of Color. Amber first became involved with Ms. JD in law school when she was selected as a Ms. JD Fellow. She was so inspired by her experience as a Fellow that she became determined to contribute more to the organization. You can find Amber on Instagram at @lady_bijou.
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