Bachelor magna cum laude, Master of Arts, Yale University, New Haven, 1990. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1996.
Legislation assistant to representative Tom Foley United States House of Representatives, Washington. Legislation assistant to representative Chuck Schumer United States Senate. Deputy policy director Presidential campaign Bill Clinton, 1991—1992.
Senior policy analyst United States Department Treasury. Law clerk for to Judge Anthony Scirica United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit), 1996—1997. Assistant United States attorney (eastern district) New York United States Department Justice, 1997—2001, prosecutor Enron Task Force, 2002—2003.
Professor criminal law & legal philosophy Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2002—2008. Attorney general State of Oregon, since 2009. Scv. with Force Recon unit United States Marine Corps, 1983-1986.
Past chair finance committee Democratic Party Oregon.