Highly accomplished lawyer bringing extensive experience in serving clients from an in-house counsel position, private law firm, and governmental entities focused on complex commercial litigation, contracts, business torts, real estate law, insurance coverage, intellectual property and eminent domain, among other areas.
Senior Litigation Counsel01/2005 to Current CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR, INC
Responsible for management and supervision of $6 billion dollar publicly traded outdoor advertising company's litigation in 38 markets across United States; respond to daily issues with site maintenance and operation, work closely with upper management on policy decisions and issues of global concern; assist in preparing quarterly legal reports for Sarbanes Oxley; contract review, manage lease/license contract disputes and assist in setting policies for resolution and conflict avoidance; supervise staff and assist with management of software to control outside counsel costs; management of key legal issues/precedent; supervise outside counsel.
Counsel01/2001 to 01/2005 BRYAN CAVE, LLP
Responsible for managing several complex commercial litigation actions involving sophisticated parties in breach of contract disputes, torts and environmental insurance coverage claims by major mining policyholders; provide assistance with tax appeal issues and condemnation issues; supervise program for training of litigation associates.
Contract Counsel01/1998 to 01/2001 MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEYS' OFFICE
Served two major clients, Maricopa County Department of Transportation and Flood Control District, mostly eminent domain work for road and flood district projects; assisted Sheriff's Office and the Dept. of Health Services Offices w/discrete legal issues; reported to Board of Supervisors on major environmental insurance coverage case.
Partner01/1995 to 01/1997 ANDERSON KILL OLICK & OSHINSKY
Assisted with opening of Phoenix satellite office of a New York based insurance coverage firm; responsible for handling multi-million dollar insurance coverage actions/breach of contract and bad faith actions for corporate policyholders against insurance carriers; provided coverage opinions and re-created insurance coverage programs spanning decades of coverage for clients; supervise training of associates.
Associate01/1990 to 01/1994 STREICH LANG nka QUARLES & BRADY
Responsible for management of discovery to prepare various types of litigation matters for trial including contract disputes, fraud/RICO claims, environmental law violations, worked with ADEQ to defend clients on violations, and prosecuting trademark violations to obtain TROs.
J.D.: 1990CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration1987WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE