Bachelor General Studies, University Michigan, 1981. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1984.
Associate Covington & Burling, Washington, 1984-1991. Assistant counsel, subcommittee on economic and commercial law United States House Judiciary Committee, 1992—1994, Democratic counsel, 1994—2001, Democratic chief of staff, chief counsel, 2001—2003, since 2004.
Member Democratic National Committee, National Jewish Democratic Committee, Adas Israel Synagogue, B'nai B'rith Museum. Member Washington Jewish History Society, District of Columbia Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, American Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Museum.
Married Laura Eve Cohen, October 21, 1990. 1 child, Benjamin Lee.