University of Northern Iowa (Bachelor of Arts, highest honors, 1990). Northwestern University (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1993). Spoken languages: Spanish.
Worked at Sidley & Austin (Washington, District of Columbia) specializing in Administrative Litigation, Advertising Law, Direct Marketing, False Advertising, Marketing Law, Outdoor Advertising, Distribution, Distribution Agreements, International Distribution, Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation, Antitrust, Business Combinations, Competition, Covenants Not to Compete, Deceptive Trade Practice, Price-Fixing, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Regulation, Unfair Trade, Appellate Practice, Art Law, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Commercial Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Fraudulent Conveyance, Insolvency, Liquidation, Receiverships, Workouts, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking Law, Banking Regulation, Commercial Banking, Commercial Loans, Consumer Banking, Electronic Banking, Fair Lending, Financial Law, International Banking Law, Lender Liability, Letters of Credit, Loan Restructuring, Loan Workouts, Loans, Secured Lending, Truth in Lending, Biotechnology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Business Development, Business Litigation, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Valuation, Complex Business Litigation, Economic Development, Industrial Development, Industrial Development Bonds, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Privatization, Adoption Law, Child Care, Child Custody, Civil Practice, Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Class Actions, Class Action Defense, Collections, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bribery, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, Sale of Goods, Secured Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warehousing, Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate Development, Commodities Fraud, Commodities Futures, Cable Communications, Cable television, Cellular Communications, Cellular Telephone, Communications Law, Federal Communication Commission Licensing, Internet Law, Public Broadcasting, Telecommunications Law, Telecommunications Regulation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Computer Law, Computer Software Law, Computer Technology, Information Technology, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Information, Media and First Amendment, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Litigation, Mechanics Liens, Structural Work Acting, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Protection, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Copyright Protection, Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Control Contests, Corporate Finance, Corporate Information, Corporate Governance, Corporate Income Tax, Corporate Insurance, Corporate Investigations, Corporate Litigation, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Reorganization, Corporate Taxation, Foreign Sales Corporations, Incorporation, Professional Corporations, Proxy Contests, Securitization, Takeovers, Tender Offers, Criminal Antitrust, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Defense, Death Penalty, Creditors Rights, Debtors Rights, Drug Trafficking, College and University Law, School Desegregation, School Law, Election Law, Lobbying, Voting Rights, Condemnation, COBRA, Deferred Compensation, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act Compliance, Executive Compensation, Fringe Benefits, Health Benefits, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Pension Plans, Profit Sharing, Alternative Energy, Cogeneration, Electric Power, Energy Conservation, Energy Finance, Energy Regulation, Independent Power, Nuclear Energy, Entertainment Finance, Entertainment Law, Motion Picture Finance, Motion Picture Production and Distribution, Music Publishing, Air Pollution, Air Quality, Clean Air Acting, Clean Water Acting, Endangered Species, Environmental Auditing, Environmental Cleanup, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Contamination, Environmental Cost Recovery, Environmental Criminal Defense, Environmental Dispute Resolution, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Insurance, Environmental Insurance Coverage, Environmental Liability, Environmental Litigation, Environmental Permitting, Environmental Real Estate, Environmental Regulation, Groundwater Contamination, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Hazardous Waste, International Environmental Law, Medical Waste, National Environmental Policy Acting (NEPA), Oil Pollution, Pesticide Regulation, Pollution, Resource Conservation and Recovery Acting (RCRA), Solid Waste, Superfund, Toxic Chemicals, Toxic Substances, Underground Storage Tanks, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Wetlands Protection, Wetlands Regulation, Equipment Finance, Equipment Leasing, Surety Bonds, Asset Based Finance, Asset Sales, Bond Finance, Commercial Finance, Credit Enhancement, Financial Restructuring, Infrastructure Development, International Finance, Project Finance, Public Finance, Structured Finance, Franchise Law, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Congressional Investigations, False Claims Acting, Government Ethics, Government Investigations, Government Relations, Legislative Practice, Public Policy, Bid Protests, Foreign Military Sales, Government Contract Fraud, Government Procurement, Conservatorship, Guardianship, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Litigation, Certificates of Need, Health Care Contracts, Health Care Corporate Law, Health Care Fraud, Health Care Litigation, Health Care Reform, Health Care Regulation, Health Care Reimbursement, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Coverage, Health Law, Health Maintenance Organizations, Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems, Managed Care, Managed Care Contracts, Medical Ethics, Patients Rights, Historic Preservation, Hospital Administration, Affordable Housing, Apartment Projects, Housing Development, Housing Discrimination, Housing Finance, Multi-Family Housing, Public Housing, Citizenship, Employment Visas, Immigration Law, Permanent Visas, Political Asylum, Visas, Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Casualty Insurance, Commercial Insurance Fire Insurance General Liability, Indemnity, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Insolvency, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Products, Insurance Receivership, Insurance Regulation, International Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Property Damage, Property Insurance, Reinsurance, Reinsurance Arbitration, Risk Management, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Piracy, Foreign Corrupt Practices Acting, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Acting, Antidumping, International Trade Regulation, Capital Markets, Derivative Products, Financial Services Regulation, Foreign Investment, Foreign Investments in the United States, Investment Management, Mutual Funds, Syndication, Venture Capital, Affirmative Action, Collective Bargaining, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Family and Medical Leave Acting, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Acting, Outsourcing, Personnel Policies, Public Sector Labor Relations, Sexual Harassment, Union Organization, Whistleblower Litigation, Wrongful Termination, Commercial Leasing, Lease Finance, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Legal Ethics, Defamation, Libel Defense, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, DEfense Litigation, Federal Litigation, Trial Practice, United States. Supreme Court Litigation, Media Law, Medical Malpractice, Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement, Medicare Fraud and Abuse, Business Acquisitions, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mortgage Foreclosures, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Securitization, Municipal Finance, Municipal Securities, Coal Mining, Mine Safety, Mineral Leasing, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Pipelines, Oil and Gas Contracts, Oil and Gas Exploration, Oil and Gas Pipelines, Water Rights, Private Foundations, Public Charities, Occupational Safety and Health, Patents, Patent Infringement, Patent Licensing, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution, Patent Protection, Personal Injury, Accidents, Wrongful Death, Right of Privacy, Right of Publicity, Probate, Probate Administration, Products Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Explosions, Product Recall, Product Safety, Profesional Liability, Directors and Officers Liability, Professional Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Property Law, Personal Property, Property Rights, Real Estate, Conservation Easements, Conveyancing, Easements, Land Acquisitions, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Bankruptcy, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Investments Trusts, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Securities, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Real Property Development, Real Property Finance, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Development, Regulated Industries, Regulatory Investigations, RICO, Civil RICO, Money Laundering, Securities, Bank Securities, Blue Sky Law, Broker-Dealer Regulation, Initial Public Offerings, International Securities, Private Placement, Public Offerings, Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement, Securities Class Actions, Securities Litigation, Securities Offerings, Securities Regulation, Shareholder Derivative Actions, Shareholder Rights, Sports Law, Taxation, Employment Tax, Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Income Tax, Fiduciary Income Tax, Income Tax, International Taxation, Local Taxation, Property Tax, Property Tax Assessments, Tax Appeals, Tax Controversies, Tax Credits, Tax Fraud, Tax Law, Tax Litigation, Tax Planning, Tax Shelters, Chemistry, Electronics, High Technology, Medical Technology, Physics, Technology Law, Technology Licensing, Technology Transfers, Telemedicine, Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Liability, Toxic Torts, Asbestos Litigation, Pesticide Litigation, Toxic Tort Defense, Trade and Professional Association, Trade Secrets, Theft of Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Trade Dress, Trade Names, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Protection, Trademark Registration, Transportation, Interstate Commerce, Shipping, Trusts and Estates, Estate Administration, Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Living Trusts, Personal Planning, Trust Law, Unfair Competition, Electric Utilities, Electric Utility Regulation, Public Utility Regulation, Utility Rates, Utility Regulation, White Collar Crime, Embezzlement, White Collar Criminal Defense, Wills, Land Use, Land Use Litigation, Land Use Regulation. Admitted to the bar, 1993, Illinois.
1995, District of Columbia.
Order of the Coif. Member, Northwestern University Law Review, 1991-1993. Author: "One Person, One Office: Separation of Powers of Separation of Personnel?" Cornell Law Review, 1994.
Law Clerk to: Justice Antonin Scalia, United States. Supreme Court, 1994-1995.
Judge David B. Sentelle, United States.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1993-1994. Sidley & Austin is an international law firm with approximately 750 lawyers practicing on three continents. Our firm is one of the largest in the world, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, District of Columbia, London, Singapore and Tokyo.
Sidley & Austin is a full-service business law firm.
We regularly handle important matters for some of the world"s largest corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, associations, government agencies and individuals. In the United Kingdom we are an English law firm, advising clients on British, American and international law.
Member, Northwestern University Law Review, 1991-1993.