I am an experienced attorney with a background including complex business litigation, investigations, and compliance. I am admitted to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia.
My extensive background includes complex commercial litigation, class-action, national security, civil and criminal investigative matters, government contracts, Indian law, and construction defects.
I received my J.D. summa cum laude, graduating first in my class from the University of Miami in Florida. I was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and the Order of the Coif, a national legal society recognizing outstanding academic achievement. I received numerous Book awards during my law school career as well as several West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Awards.
I had the honor of being a law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, now serving on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. I entered the private sector at a large Miami law firm where I litigated contract, real property, construction, class action, antitrust, employment, forfeiture, and insurance matters. I later joined a “Big Law” firm in Washington, D.C., litigating complex commercial, securities, patent, national security, and civil and criminal investigative matters.
I grew up in Akron, Ohio, and have lived and traveled throughout the country and abroad. Before becoming a lawyer, I was vice president of acquisitions for an international film distribution and production company. I still love a good movie, as well as travel, architecture, design, theater, and music.
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, 2001, summa cum laude
Federal Contracting Disputes: Do All Roads Lead to Rome?, Parts I and II; Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 95, No. 4 July/August 2021; Vol. 95, No. 5 September/October 2021
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? The Miami Circle Discovery and its Significance for Urban Evolution and Protection of Indigenous Culture, 13 St. Thomas L. Rev. 283-340 (2000)