Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts Juris Doctor, June 1999
Training Director, Harvard Defenders (law student public service clinical) Heyman Fellowship for public service in federal government
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics/Art History, June 1994
Karpf Peace Prize for promoting non-violence by teaching chess to at-risk youth.
State Bar of California, 1999
International Pacific School of Law
Guest lecturer for Drafting Business Contracts at Southwestern Law School.
Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, Los Angeles, California Senior Counsel, 2008 to present
Draft and negotiate sponsorship contracts, sweepstakes rules, and license agreements â€¢ Draft and negotiate location agreements for production shoots, concerts, and other non-baseball events at Dodger Stadium â€¢ Oversee litigation matters, primarily involving premises liability and disability accommodation
International Pacific School Of Law, Los Angeles, California Criminal Law instructor for online course, 2010 – 2010
Prepared lectures and class materials for class that met three hours a week.
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Angeles, California Volunteer 2010 to present
Temporary Judge for traffic court and small claims court, Mediator for personal injury matters.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Los Angeles, California Civil litigation associate, 2006 to April 2008
Specializing in entertainment and real estate litigation, Conducted solo trial and won $2.5 million verdict representing landlord in the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip, Represented studios (such as NBC), production companies and talent on various matters, including breach of contract, copyright infringement, idea submissions, and grand jury investigations.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Los Angeles, California Civil litigation associate, 2003 to 2005
Focus on representing insurance and financial services clients, Represented CitiGroup at bankruptcy court â€¢ Represented Travelers Insurance in lawsuit over cleanup of Superfund site.
Federal Public Defender, San Diego, California, 1999 to 2003
Conducted over a dozen felony jury trials and numerous evidentiary hearings, Wrote over 20 appellate briefs to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Argued 6 appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California â€¢ Supervised and trained new attorneys at all stages of a federal case