Amber Thomson is an associate in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. She is also a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Amber counsels clients on complex and cutting-edge issues related to cybersecurity, privacy, and big data, along with helping clients navigate the international trade landscape. This includes counseling clients on CFIUS filings, export controls, country-of-origin requirements, and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill petitions. Amber also advises clients on employee mobility matters.

Prior to attending law school, Amber worked for A.P. Moller-Maersk in various roles, including as a compliance manager for DAMCO, the strategic human resources manager for Maersk Panama, and as a participant in the company’s esteemed International Shipping Education program.

Amber attended Old Dominion University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business. She graduated, cum laude, from Howard University School of Law, where she was a Ms. JD Fellow and served as president of the Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court Team.


Howard University School of Law, JD, cum laude

Old Dominion University, BS


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Board of Directors, Ms. JD
  • Board of Directors, The Associates’ Committee
  • Founder, Lesbian Lawyers of Color
  • Member, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland