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Practice Areas

Co-chair, Appeals and Critical Motions Practice Group. Focuses on appellate practice and trial strategy in complex civil cases, including commercial, white collar, labor and employment, bankruptcy, intellectual property and insurance matters.


Clerk to the late Hon. T.G. Nelson, 9th Circuit, 1994-1996; Horvitz & Levy LLP, 1996-2001; Akin Gump LLP, 2001-2014; Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 2014-present.

Professional Memberships

California Academy of Appellate Lawyers; LA County Bar Association Appellate Courts Committee; National Board of Trial Advocacy (Director); Louis D. Brandeis Center (V.P.).


Yale College B.A. 1981; U.C. Berkeley J.D. 1992; Syracuse University M.A. (Religion) 1985; M.F.A. (Painting) 1986.