Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of California, 1994-2005.
Civil Chief, 2001-2003
Deputy Civil Chief, 1998-2001
AUSA, 1994-1998, 2003-2005
Attorney of record in cases resulting in over twenty published decisions;
Litigated hundreds of cases in federal district court;
Litigated over 80 civil appeals before the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals;
Handled numerous cases involving claims of various types of discrimination, including age discrimination, race discrimination, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination and national origin discrimination;
Handled numerous retaliation and harassment cases, including sexual harassment, racial harassment, national origin harassment and religious harassment; and
Received commendation from the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice for successfully litigating Fair Housing Act and disability rights actions on behalf of victims of discrimination, 2003.
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, 2005-2008.
Litigated class action wage and hour cases;
Litigated a number of employment discrimination actions; and
Counseled employers on a variety of employment issues.
Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, 2008-2009.
Supervised a staff of approximately 33 attorneys and other professionals who were responsible for providing legal research to the court and assistance to self-represented litigants.
Marron, Reid & Sheehy, 1990-1994.
Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, 1988-1990.
University of Chicago, J.D.
University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, MPA
Wake Forest University, B.A.
Seminars and Presentations
Technology and Ethics, VIP GlobalNet, L.L.C., 2010
Overview and Compliance with Employment Laws, Lorman Education Services, 2008
Ethics - An Overview of Codes, Rules, Regulations and Current Issues, Wake Forest University 27th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2007
Employment Law, Wake Forest University 27th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2007
Legal Implications of Employee Wellness Programs, Lorman Education Services, 2007
Sex Discrimination, Including Equal Pay Act, Wake Forest University Continuing Legal Education on Employment Law, 2007
Ethics - An Overview of Codes, Rules, Regulations and Current Issues, Wake Forest University 26th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2006
Employment Law, Wake Forest University 26th Annual Review of North Carolina Law, 2006
Admissions and Professional Associations
The State Bar of California, 1988
The North Carolina State Bar, 2006
North Carolina Courts
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
American Bar Association
Alameda County Bar Association
California Employment Lawyer's Association
Earl Warren American Inn of Court
Executive Committee Employment Law Section, Alameda County Bar Association
Mediator, United States District Court, Northern District of California
- Civil Rights
- Employment Law
- Contingent Fees
- North Carolina
- 9th Circuit