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  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 30%
  3. Appeals: 20%

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Latham & Watkins LLP

600 West Broadway, Suite 1800

San Diego, CA, 92101-3375



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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLatham & Watkins LLP2005 - Present
Law ClerkJudge David R. Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2004 - 2005
Law ClerkJudge James H. Michael, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia2003 - 2004
Surface Warfare OfficerUnited States Navy, USS Decatur (DDG 73)1996 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Corporate Directors' ForumCorporate Member2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)Vice President2006 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Latham & Watkins Client AlertNot So Basic: Supreme Court to Revisit the Fraud-on-the Market Presumption of Reliance2013
Corporate Governance CommentaryDefending the Latest Wave of Proxy Litigation: Say-on-Pay and Equity Plan Shareholder Class Action Injunction Lawsuits2013
The Working WorldSay-on-Pay Derivative Litigation Update2012
Review of Securities & Commodities RegulationThe Future of Say-on-Pay Derivative Litigation2012
Bloomberg Law ReportsEarly Feedback on the Viability of "Say-on-Pay" Derivative Litigation: Two Courts Are Divided2011
Daily JournalDisclosure Standard for Security Fraud Claims Muddled With Uncertainty2011
Portfolio Media (Law360)Schleicher v. Wendt and the Fraud-on-the-Market Doctrine2011
Client AlertSupreme Court Reverses Fifth Circuit by Ruling That Securities Fraud Plaintiffs Need Not Prove Loss Causation to Obtain Class Certification2011
Securities Regulation & Law ReportHow the Supreme Court's Opinion in Halliburton May Affect Class Certification Strategies in Securities Class Actions2011
Securities Law Practice Center (PLI)The "Fraud Created the Market" Theory of Reliance Loses Traction2010
Federal Bar Association Newsletter, San Diego ChapterThe Ninth Circuit Formulates a “New” Abuse of Discretion Standard of Review in United States v. Hinkson2010
Los Angeles Daily JournalNinth Circuit Denies Compensation for Dressing at Work2010
San Diego Daily TranscriptAppellate Attorneys: Why Hire Them and How to Choose Them2009
Client AlertDepartment of Labor Offers New Guidance on Whether Employee Training is Compensable “work” Under the Fair Labor Standards Act2009
Federal Bar Association Newsletter, San Diego ChapterYou Can’t Always Get What You Want: The Supreme Court’s Unitherm Decision Raises the Stakes for Preserving Judgment as a Matter of Law on Appeal2006
Virginia Law ReviewZelman’s Evolving Legacy: Selective Funding of Secular Private Schools in State School Choice Programs2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Georgetown UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Disclosure & Discovery SeriesDiscovery Disclosure and Discovery in the Southern District: Deposition Practice2013
California Public Employee Labor Relations Association, Annual ConferenceHow to Win FLSA Lawsuits2009
Client SeminarHow to Win an Appeal2008