Litigation Partner June 2000 to CurrentChristie, Parker & Hale, LLP － Pasadena, CA
Litigate patent disputes from pre-lawsuit consultation and Markman hearings through mediation, trial and appeal; technologies include those relating to video game controllers, recreational vehicle furniture, teeth whitening products, cosmetic compositions, dental prosthetics, and telephone call routing Represent clients in trademark disputes in District Court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Advise and represent clients in copyright disputes, including those relating to music copyrights and fabric copyrights Obtained victory for defense as lead attorney in arbitration involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty by patent attorney Negotiated numerous favorable settlements, before and during trial.
Senior Litigation Associate December 1996 to June 2000Preston, Gates & Ellis, LLP － Los Angeles, CA
Substantial responsibility in matters including intellectual property, environmental, and commercial litigation.
Extensive work with scientific expert witnesses.
Litigation Associate May 1995 to December 1996Levinson, Lieberman & Maas － Beverly Hills, CA
Drafted pleadings, motions, and discovery as associate in real estate litigation firm.
Took and defended depositions, and served as second chair at trial.
Litigation Associate April 1992 to May 1995Larr & Poteet － Pasadena, CA
Assisted two partners in small real estate litigation firm with all aspects of trial preparation and pretrial, including pleadings, motion practice, written discovery, depositions, and settlement conferences.
Litigation Associate October 1990 to April 1992Kindel & Anderson － Los Angeles, CA
As associate in general litigation firm, prepared legal research memoranda, pleadings, appellate briefs, discovery, and motions.
J.D : 1990UCLA School of Law
B.A : English, 1987Pepperdine University
Board of Directors, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
Chair, LAIPLA Spring Seminar (2007)
Presented seminar on electronic discovery, Pasadena Bar Association, 2007
Art Docent, Monte Vista Elementary School, La Crescenta, CA