Amber M. Johns is a principal at A.Johns Global and her practice focuses on international business strategy and compliance.
Ms. Johns advises companies on international corporate structuring and compliance. She specializes in developing international operation strategies and compliance programs for multinational companies, particularly, between the United States, Europe and Africa. Her diverse range of experience has given her extensive practice in dealing with the data privacy law such and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as other international laws, in addition to industry-specific compliance issues in manufacturing, real estate development, technology, consumer products, and oil and gas. She has also had extensive experience in negotiation and managing international investments and development projects in Ghana and South Africa and distribution and purchase agreements for US companies with offices in France and the UK.
Ms. Johns is fluent in French, serves on the Boards of the Africa Global Chamber of Commerce and Henry Booth House. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Black Women Lawyers Association, the Cook County Bar Association and she is involved with the French American Chamber of Commerce, the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and is an Advisor for the African Business Portal.
Prior to A.Johns Global, Ms. Johns was the General Counsel and Data Protection Officer at Akur8, SAS, a Principal at Jackson Corporate Law Offices, and an associate In-House Counsel for the Woodlawn Community Development Corporation (WCDC). She holds two Bachelors of Arts degrees in French and International Relations from the University of California, Berkeley and she received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and her Law and Business Certificate from Vanderbilt University Law School. She received her master’s in law (L.L.M.) in Business and Trade Law at the John Marshall Law School. And in 2020 was certified as an information privacy professional for Europe (CIPP/E) and certified information privacy manager (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.