Education & Background

 

 

Education

University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law: Berkeley, CA  

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) - American Jurisprudence Award, Prosser Prize


University of Washington, Foster School of Business: Seattle, WA  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration - magna cum laude


Background

Mediator, Arbitrator, Instructor

2005-present

Provides a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution services, including mediation, arbitration, consulting, and training. Specializes in mediating workplace disputes for Federal agencies.


Western Motor Coach  

Vice President (2003 – 2009) 

Resolved disputes, prevented conflicts from escalating, and facilitated communication between the company and other parties including employees, customers, insurance companies,attorneys, manufacturers, suppliers, advertisers, and government agencies.


U.C. Berkeley School of Law International Human Rights Law Clinic  

Legal Clerk (Jan 2003 – May 2003) 

Prepared declaration, letter brief, and supporting documentation for asylum applicant later granted asylum. Represented applicant at asylum interview. Assisted numerous clients with post-asylum immigration matters.


Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, & Walker / Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe 

Summer Associate (May – Aug 2002) 

Drafted note purchase agreements, promissory notes, S-8 registration forms, corporate documents, and various motions. Wrote legal memoranda on a variety of topics including: bankruptcy set-offs, third- party indemnification, consequential damages, workers’ compensation, survival of warranties, and “poison pills.”


International Justice Mission: Washington, D.C.  

Legal Intern (Jun 2000 – Aug 2000)

Traveled solo to Guatemala, Peru, and Brazil to research police brutality against “street children”; met with key human rights organizations to discuss feasibility of investigating and prosecuting the perpetrating officers and corrupt government officials; upon return made recommendations as to future resource allocation in each country


White House, Office of Presidential Personnel: Washington, D.C.   

Intern for the General Counsel (Jan – Apr 2000)

Researched Congressional legislation regarding Presidential appointments and commissions.


Congressman Doc Hastings: Washington, D.C.  

Intern (Jun – Aug 1999)

Handled constituent correspondence and casework, briefed hearings, tracked legislation, met with lobbyists.


Mukilteo Student Traffic Court: Mukilteo, WA

Founder and Coordinator (Sep 1995 – Jun 1996)

Introduced and helped implement a student traffic court system in Snohomish County.