Associate Fulbright and Jaworski, Houston and Washington, 1979—1982, 1985—1987. Legislation director, counsel Republican Michael Andrews, 1983—1985. Special Corporate Counsel Washington, 1987—1988.
Principal deputy Corporate Counsel, 1988—1990. Partner Hogan & Hartson, 1990-1995. Judge Superior Court, 1995—1999, District of Columbia Court Appeals, 1999—2005, chief judge, since 2005.
Former co-chair, strategic planning leadership council District of Columbia Courts. Member Standing Committee on Fairness and Access to Courts, Access to Justice Commission.