General Counsel to a growing Durham, North Carolina based SaaS company. I provide practical legal advice to further ReverbNation's business objectives, identify legal risks to the business, and serve as advisor and business partner to the Executive team as well as the Board of Directors.
I oversee, identify, and take action on all legal issues which affect ReverbNation. I manage day-to-day legal operations to provide legal management best practices, review, draft and negotiate a broad range of complex agreements and ensure compliance with contractual commitments. I implement and maintain corporate standards and procedures for records retention, retrieval and disposition of ReverbNation’s vital business records.
I also manage intellectual property issues (including patents, copyrights and trademarks) and I assist with negotiations to ensure the business interests and objectives of ReverbNation are clearly identified, adequately protected, and the risk of loss or liability is minimized. Finally, I manage any outside counsel that ReverbNation retains for specialized legal expertise.
Licensed since 2001
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|First Honors Award - Disability Rights||Loyola Law School||2001|
|Dean's List||Loyola Law School||2000|
|General Counsel||ReverbNation||2014 - Present|
|Senior Commercial Counsel LEDs, RF & Power||Cree, Inc.||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Jean C. Michel||2011 - 2013|
|Senior Associate||Thomas Whitelaw & Tyler LLP||2003 - 2011|
|Associate||Jones, Bell, Abbott, Fleming & Fitzgerald L.L.P.||2003 - 2003|
|Associate||Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP||2000 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Eagle Scout Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Disney Enterprises, Inc. v. Bombardier||Settlement|
|Inland Empire Foods v. Zateca Foods||Settlement|
|Rockwell Automation, Inc. v. Various Plaintiffs||Favorable Settlements During Trial|
|Duke University School of Law||N/A||LL.M. Law & Entrepreneurship||2014|
|Loyola Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of California - Irvine||Social Sciences||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|