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Amber N. Jackson


Associate
Amber N. Jackson

Amber Jackson represents employers in employment litigation, bringing her experience to bear regarding employment discrimination, wage and hour, hiring, termination, and federal compliance issues. She has defended employers against NLRB and EEOC charges, and—in addition to her litigation experience—she counsels clients on a range of labor and employment matters, including employee handbooks.

Amber served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Yvette M. Bryant in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, and she is an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, currently serving as the co-chair of the Young Lawyers Section Council’s Pro Bono Committee.

Amber earned her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her B.A. from Messiah College. While in law school, she served as vice president of the Black Law Student Association, where she organized a street law clinic, and as a teaching fellow for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where she continued her involvement by serving as a judge for its 2015 national moot court competition.

As a lawyer focused on serving the community, Amber’s recent volunteer work includes efforts at an expungement clinic, a school of music, and a food pantry. She was a finalist in the ABA mid-Atlantic region client counseling competition and the recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Law Student Award and the law school’s Student Leadership and Community Service awards.

Affiliations & Recognition

Community Activities

  • Nathan Carter School of Music: Volunteer (2012-present)

Professional Involvement

  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys

  • American Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section Council Charity Event Committee Co-Chair (2016-2017); Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair (2015-2016); Professionalism Center Mentee (2013-2014); Bar Presidents Conference Young Lawyers Summit Participant (2013)

  • Maryland State Board of Law Examiners: Character Committee Member (2016-2020)

  • National Trial Advocacy College: Graduate (2017)

  • Washington Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Recognition

  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland Rising Star Award (2019)

  • Black Business Review: 40 Under 40 (2017)

  • Capital (D.C.) Pro Bono Honor Roll: For work conducted in 2018

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Publications

"Sexual Harassment Training After #MeToo," Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Newsletter (Spring 2019).
"The District of Columbia’s Commuter Benefit Law Takes Effect," Alerts & Whitepapers (January 2016).