Experienced Attorney specializing in regulatory law and government affairs at the state and federal levels. Broad ranging success developing strategic legal policies that balance innovation with regulation.
12/2014 to 03/2017
Blue Jay Wireless, LLC － San Diego, CA
Functioned as a key member of senior management.
Devised and implemented effective processes to overcome competitive and compliance challenges.
Developed advocacy strategies before state and federal regulatory agencies and state legislative bodies, most notably the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Engaged in regular lobbying efforts on behalf of Blue Jay's interests.
Provided a full range of legal support regarding different facets of the business including compliance, data privacy, human resources and employment, technology, operations, and government relations.
Managed engagement of outside counsel and implemented strategies to reduce legal spending.
Drafted and approved various contracts and legal documents including vendor agreements, leases, corporate correspondence, internal policies, and training materials.
05/2012 to 11/2014
Associate AttorneyDavis Wright Tremaine LLP － San Francisco, CA
Drafted complex regulatory filings for submission to the CPUC and FCC and other legal documents and correspondence pertaining to telecommunications, energy, and railroad matters.
Managed client participation in telecommunications-related state regulatory proceedings including federal and state Lifeline, mergers, regulatory approvals and licensing.
Interfaced with state regulators and legislative members on behalf of client interests.
Conducted complex legal research pertaining to a wide variety of assignments including ongoing CPUC proceedings, state and federal Lifeline designation, California land use, corporate mergers, consumer privacy, and wireless infrastructure citing matters.
02/2008 to 05/2012
Telecommunications / Legal AdvisorCalifornia Public Utilities Commission － San Francisco, CA
Developed responses to inquiries about current CPUC telecommunications programs and policies to assist the Commissioner in preparing for confirmation hearing before the Senate Rules Committee.
The Commissioner secure unanimous confirmation by the State Senate.
Organized internal efforts and implementation strategies for the CPUC's investigation into the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.
Managed active proceedings before the CPUC including the California High Cost Fund-A, Wireless LifeLine and Telecommunications CEQA.
Provided substantive input to the Commissioner, Administrative Law Judges and staff on various steps in these proceedings, including rulings to further develop the administrative record.
Represented the Commissioner as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Telecommunications Subcommittee staff.
Drafted internal memoranda and Commissioner talking points and speeches.
Provided editorial review of FCC filings and various staff documents for public release.
Worked closely with assigned Administrative Law Judge to drive and develop final rules for the CPUC's 2-1-1 proceeding.
Participated in ex parte meetings with industry and rate-payer representatives on a variety of industry matters including telecommunications, privacy, and the SmartGrid.
Public Utilities I - III - Video Franchise/ Broadband Deployment Group.
Drafted California's application under the NTIA's State Broadband Data and Development Program resulting in over $7 million in grant funding for broadband mapping data collection.
Analyzed policy related to broadband infrastructure build-out, video franchise licensing under Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act ("DIVCA"), and other regulatory matters.
Composed decision drafts, resolutions, and internal memoranda regarding DIVCA, VoIP Universal Service contributions, ILEC Copper retirement, and consumer protection issues.
Drafted comments for the FCC and the NTIA related to broadband deployment and mapping.
Juris DoctorCalifornia Western School of Law － San Diego, CADean's List - Fall 2006)
*Recipient of the Trustee's Scholarship for Academic Merit Student Bar Association - ABA/ San Diego County Bar Association Representative
Georgetown University Law Center － Washington, DCVisiting Student (Administrative Law
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyUniversity of Arizona － Tucson, AZPsychology magna cum laude 3.89 4.0 Phi Beta Kappa/ Dean's List
State Bar of California, # 253371 (Active member)
*District of Columbia Bar, # 982654 (Inactive member)
*Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States (April 2012)
*Conference of California Public Utility Counsel, Young Utility Lawyer Group Co-chair (2014 - 2016)
*Federal Communications Bar Association, N. California Chapter Co-chair (2012 - 2016)
*Lead Organizer for March for Science - San Diego
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