Amber is a managing director in our Texas In-House Practice Group, focusing on the legal markets from Houston to Dallas. With over 13 years of recruiting experience, Amber handles complex searches that require deep knowledge of industry, market and talent pool. She executes her searches through both a compassionate and a detailed eye, delivering exceptional value each and every time.
Amber’s ability to connect with candidates is strengthened by having completed two corporate relocations for her husband’s job—one that moved their family of five to Connecticut and another back to Dallas. Seeing the recruitment process from the viewpoint of a C-level candidate has provided Amber with a unique perspective and understanding to advise both corporations and candidates in national searches.
In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters and their chocolate lab, Winnie, as well as playing tennis, practicing yoga and entertaining friends. The entire family loves to stay busy with sports, are avid skiers and enjoy being outdoors (especially in a pool).
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, but having resided in Dallas since law school, Amber has deep roots in the Texas legal industry. She practiced law with Jenkens & Gilchrist and later joined Thompson & Knight to focus on energy law. Learning after five years in the practice of law that she preferred the people side of the legal industry, Amber joined a prestigious Texas legal recruiting firm in 2005 and has been recruiting for corporations and law firms since then. While her industry reach is broad, including real estate and private equity, she has a particular understanding of the energy industry having grown up in a Texas oil family and practiced energy law herself.
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law: J.D., cum laude
University of Oklahoma: B.B.A., Finance
Member of the National Charity League, Dallas chapter
Former member of the Junior League of Dallas
Lakewood Elementary PTA, board member
Women’s Energy Network, founding board member of North Texas Chapter
Former representative board member for the Texas General Counsel Forum
National Association of Legal Search Consultants, former board member