Amber McKinney is an assistant managing editor at Law360 and leads the legal news site’s coverage of immigration, intellectual property, international trade, media & entertainment, telecommunications and technology issues.
Amber has more than a decade of experience in legal journalism. In 2014 she joined Law360, where she focuses on high-tech industries, using innovative features and analysis to cut through the complexities of topics including patent law, immigration policy, and net neutrality regulations.
Amber led Law360’s coverage of the recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that put tighter restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits. She launched Law360’s Immigration wire in 2014, and has recently led its coverage of the legal fallout of Trump’s controversial travel ban executive order. She also co-hosts Law360’s weekly Pro Say podcast.
Before coming to Law360, Amber spent seven years at Bloomberg BNA, first as a labor and employment reporter, then launching a biweekly immigration publication, and finally acting as the assistant managing editor for the labor and employment law unit.
When Amber’s not busy leading a team of legal reporters, she fills her time working on her first novel or feeding her pop culture obsession by watching the latest acclaimed television show or heart-pounding zombie movie.
Amber received a J.D. from The George Washington Law School and a B.A. in English and Political Science from West Virginia University.