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Amber Littlejohn has served as a lawyer, strategist, and advocate for businesses in emerging markets for more than 15 years, providing government and business affairs services to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and lawmakers in regulated industries. She creates innovative legislative, regulatory, and public engagement strategies to access and grow markets, stabilize supply chains, and reduce crisis frequency and reach.

Named a Top Cannabis Lobbyist by Business Insider, Amber is a nationally recognized voice for the cannabis industry and related policy initiatives appearing regularly in national media outlets. She has testified before Congress on issues including small business capital access and cannabis legalization. She engages regularly with lawmakers and regulators at all levels of government. Prior to her work in cannabis, she was a business owner, strategist, and advocate for specialty consumer packaged goods and consumer health products including dietary supplements and sports nutrition products. 

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Amber was president and chief strategic officer for a public affairs firm that served to provide solutions in the areas of legislative and regulatory policy development, as well as government and regulatory affairs. She has also served as policy counsel and a consultant for several organizations in Washington, D.C.
Selected Experience
  • Congressional Witness, Hearing: “Developments in State Cannabis Laws and Bipartisan Cannabis Reforms at the Federal Level” House Committee on Oversight, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Remedies (November 15, 2022)
  • Congressional Witness, Virtual Hearing: “Small Businesses, Big Impact: Ensuring Small and Minority-Owned Businesses Share in the Economic Recovery” House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions (February 17, 2022)
Published In
  • Author, “Minority Cannabis Business Association National Equity Report,” Minority Cannabis Business Association (February 2022)
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, “ESG Policies: The Backbone Your Company Needs to Thrive in Today’s Market,” MJ Biz Con (November 2022) 
  • Keynote Moderator, INCBA Fireside Chat with U.S. Representatives Ed Perlmutter and Dave Joyce (June 2022)
  • Panelist, “Achieving Social and Economic Equity in the Industry: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need to Be?” Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) Stakeholder Conference (June 2022)
  • Speaker, “Regenerative Society – Restorative Justice, DEI, and Social Impact,” Regenerative Cannabis Live, United Nations, New York, NY (May 2022)
  • Roundtable Speaker, Association of Attorneys General Cannabis Conference (April 2022)
  • Panelist, Cannabis Panel, U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Issues Summit (March 2022)
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