Amber C. Thomson

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Biography

Amber C. Thomson is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Thomson also serves as a member of the firm’s Associate Committee and is a member of the firm-wide Diversity and Inclusion Attorney Network and Out at Sheppard LGBTQ Group .

Areas of Practice

Ms. Thomson’s practice encompasses general litigation, international arbitration, and privacy and cybersecurity law. She has experience counseling public and private companies on international disputes, as well as representing companies in investor-state disputes (ICSID arbitration).

Ms. Thomson also counsels companies on cybersecurity and data breach matters, as well as US and international data privacy, data transfer and “Big Data” issues.

Articles

Eye on Privacy Blog Posts

• Update on Enforcement of China’s Cybersecurity Law, November 15, 2018
• Ohio Gives Breach Safe Harbor for Companies with Written Data Security Program, October 30, 2018
• DealerBuilt Settles with New Jersey Over Data Breach, October 29, 2018
• SEC Issues $1 Million Identity Theft Rule Fine, October 22, 2018
• From Panic to Pragmatism: De-Escalating and Managing Commercial Data Breaches, by Liisa Thomas and Amber Thomson, (published in Cyber Security: A Peer Reviewed Journal), Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 2018 issue
• Arizona’s Notice Law Now In Effect, July 23, 2018
• Colorado Enacts Stringent Data Breach Notification Law, June 27, 2018
• More Breach Law Changes: Arizona Updates Notice Law, April 26, 2018
• And Then There Was None: Alabama Becomes 50th State With Breach Notice Law, April 11, 2018
• Oregon Updates Its Data Breach Notification Law, March 29, 2018
• And Then There Was One: South Dakota Passes Breach Notice Law, Alabama May Not Be Far Behind, March 28, 2018
• Power Company Slammed With Hefty $2.7M Fine After Data Breach, March 14, 2018
• There’s a Form for That? Breach Notices and State Reporting Portals, February 21, 2018
• WannaCry Ransomware Alert, May 18, 2017

Books

•Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook
2018
•Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook
2017

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Intellectual Property
  • International Reach
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Communications

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.747.2658  Phone
202.747.3908  Fax
www.sheppardmullin.com/athomson
University Attended:
Old Dominion University, B.S.B.A., 2004
Law School Attended:
Howard University, J.D., cum laude, 2016
Year of First Admission:
2016
Admission:
*not admitted in DC; supervised by partners of the firm; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; Maryland; Not admitted in District of Columbia
Memberships:

Memberships

•Member, American Bar Association's Section of International Arbitration
•Member, Maryland State Bar Association's Sections of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation Law, and Young Lawyers
•Greater Washington Area Bar Association
•LGBT Bar DC
•Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International

Languages:
Spanish
ISLN:
924832961

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