University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1974). University of San Diego (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1977). Columbia University (Master of Laws, 1979).
Worked at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (Washington, District of Columbia) specializing in Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Aviation and Aerospace, Bankruptcy, Banks and Banking, Business Law, Civil Practice, Communications and Media, Computer and Software, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Election, Campaign and Political Law, Employee Benefits, Energy, Environmental Law, Finance, General Practice, Government Contracts, Government, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, International Law, Investments, Litigation, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Natural Resources, Occupational Safety and Health, Products Liability, Regulatory Law, RICO, Securities, Taxation, Toxic Torts, Transportation and White Collar Crime. Admitted to the bar, 1978, California and District of Columbia. Articles Editor, San Diego Law Review.
Adjunct Professor, Broker-Dealer Regulation and Global Securities Markets, Georgetown University, 1988-1990.
Company-Author: with Francois-Ihor Mazar, Risk Management of Financial Derivative Products: Who"s Responsible for What? 21 J. Corporation L. 177 (1995). With Jennifer Yoon, Derivative Financial Losses, 21 J. Corporation L. 215 (1995).
Special Advisor to the Chairman for International Derivatives, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1995-1996. Director, Division of Market Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1993-1995.
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering has a diverse national and international regulatory, commercial, legislative, and civil and criminal litigation practice.
With offices in Washington, Baltimore, London, Brussels, and Berlin, the firm is able to meet the needs of its clients in matters involving issues of state, federal, international, or European Union law.