Attorney for High-Tech companies looking to grow, protect and sustain a competitive edge
When you work in tech, you want an attorney who gets tech.
For the past 20 years, I’ve worked on deals and legal issues for companies of all sizes—from start ups to multi-nationals. I’m well versed in the tech space, from software, med-tech and “big data” to social media and IoT. I know what it takes to execute structures and agreements to foster fast growth. After all, tech is about more than jeans and sneakers, it’s about being creative and finding ways to close deals that fuel possibilities, not shut them down.
I’ve had my own practice since 2007, working with companies like Google, AppNexus, Salesforce and Uber.
Before that, I was a senior member of the Yahoo! legal team, negotiating many of the company’s technology deals and
partner alliances. I’ve been the chief legal counsel for start-ups like Krux Digital (acquired by Salesforce), an attorney at Commerce One (back in the day), and have supported multi-national transactions with the likes of Eurostar, Red Bull, Major League Baseball, NASDAQ, Goldman Sachs, Liveramp, Amazon and NASCAR.
And, before all of that, I was a naval officer on the nuclear attack submarine USS William H. Bates (SSN-680), and a staff instructor at the Naval Nuclear Training Unit in Idaho Falls, ID.
Outside of work, I ski, fly, cycle, restore an Alfa Romeo and spend time with my two grown children and my yellow lab, Maggie,
as often as I can.
Southwestern University School of Law – J.D.
Claremont Graduate School – M.A. in Government; cum laude
Claremont McKenna College – B.A. Chemistry; cum laude
AME Cloud Ventures
General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board Member, Sonoma Boys and Girls Club
Counsel, Sonoma Splash
Counsel, Vet-Tech Ventures
Director, Silicon Valley, Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association
Volunteer Firefighter, Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority
Wounded Warrior Project
Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance