Biography

I graduated from Haverford College, magna cum laude, in 1993. After college, I spent two years as a litigation paralegal at Covington & Burling, a large corporate law firm in Washington, D.C. I then went to The University of Chicago Law School, where I graduated with Honors, was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review and worked for the MacArthur Justice Center.

After law school, I completed two federal judicial clerkships. I clerked for The Honorable Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and The Honorable Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

I then spent four years as a litigation associate at Shea & Gardner, a mid-size corporate law firm in Washington, D.C. (Goodwin Procter later acquired Shea & Gardner to serve as its Washington, D.C. office.) While at Shea & Gardner, I worked on litigation in a wide variety of subject areas, including mass tort defense, contract disputes, employment discrimination defense, administrative law, intellectual property and bankruptcy.

After moving to Oregon in 2004, I worked as a deputy district attorney for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. I gained valuable courtroom experience by appearing in court regularly and by trying approximately 50 felony and misdemeanor cases.

In 2006, I joined Rosenthal & Greene – one of the most honored and successful small law firms in Oregon. I worked with Elden Rosenthal and Mike Greene for a decade before taking over the firm in 2016. I litigated and tried civil rights, medical and legal negligence, and serious injury cases. I also briefed and argued cases at the Oregon Court of Appeals.

I have been listed in Oregon Super Lawyers since 2014 and in U.S. News – Best Lawyers since 2016. I was a member of the Oregon State Bar Committee on Uniform Civil Jury Instructions from 2013-2014 and chair of that committee in 2015. I co-teach an intensive trial advocacy course called Trial Lawyer Academy 201 for the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

I have received training in Mediating Disputes from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Executive Education. I am a member of the Oregon Mediation Association.

I am on the board of Portland Homeless Family Solutions, a nonprofit organization that helps families experiencing homelessness by providing temporary shelter, rent assistance, and support services. I organize an annual summer fundraising drive to purchase backpacks and school supplies for the kids served by PHFS. Over the past five years, this effort has provided school supplies for 400 children.

In my free time, I enjoy shooting pool competitively and watching New York Yankees baseball. 

 

You can view my resume here.

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