Although I spent the majoroity of my career in Memphis, I am actually a native of Nutley, New Jersey. A graduate of Davidson College, I was an avid participant on the track/cross country teams (team captain for 2 years and scholar/athlete award winner) and a member of the Delta Chapter of Kappa Sigma. Spent my year before law school as a paralegal at a large NY law firm before going to Cumberland for my JD, where I was Articles Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and a Semi-Finalist in the 1993 National Moot Court Competition at Duke University.
I've served as in-house counsel for broker/dealers, investment advisers and hedge funds. This experience gives me the ability to view things from a business/risk point of view. My clients include all sorts of participants in the capital markets -- brokers, advisers, funds, investors, family offices, institutions etc., both on the securities and commodities side.
Arbitration of securities disputes and hedge fund related work take up most of my time at present. I am a chairperson trained arbitrator for the National Futures Association, FINRA and the London Court of International Arbitration.
I am thrilled to be a part of the new DC offices of Phillips Lytle, having the resources of over 200 professionals to assist in serving my clients here in the US and abroad.
Languages spoken: German
Hourly ($425-500/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|WY||Authorized to practice law||2005||11/27/2015|
|AR||Authorized to practice||1995||01/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Articles Edit||American Journal of Trial Advocacy||1992|
|Counsel||Dilworth Paxson, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Counsel||Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Monica Junior Chamber of Commerce||President||2002 - 2003|
|SIFMA||Member||1996 - Present|
|Securities litigation and arbitration||N/A|
|Hedge fund formation||Success|
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|Dilworth Paxson Website||Understanding Custody - Segregated & Non-Segregated Accounts||2011|
|Dilworth Paxson Website||SEC Approves New Rule Defining "Family Office"||2011|
|American Journal of Trial Advocacy||The Use of Experts in Securities Arbitration||1993|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Davidson College||Political Science||Other - Bachelors||1989|
|Mid-South Alternative Investment Association Quarterly Conference, Memphis||Dodd Frank and Hedge Fund Regulation||2011|
|CFA Institute of Austin||Due Diligence of Alternative Investment Managers||2010|