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Practice Areas

Leader of Akin Gump’s white collar defense and global investigations practice group. Represents individual and corporate clients in a wide variety of government and regulatory investigations and litigation, including matters arising from alleged insider trading, improper accounting and disclosure, market manipulation, commodities regulation and foreign corrupt practices/anti-corruption violations.


Federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York (1995-2000); law clerk, U.S. Supreme Court, Justices Lewis F. Powell Jr. and John Paul Stevens (1993-94); law clerk, Honorable J. Frederick Motz, District of Maryland (1990-91).

Professional Memberships

Member and committee chair, New York Council of Defense Lawyers; member and former committee chair, New York City Bar Association; member, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, and New York State Bar Association.


AB, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, Phi Beta Kappa, Colby Government Prize (1987); JD, University of Virginia School of Law, research and projects editor, Virginia Law Review, Order of the Coif (1990).