My practice focuses on large-scale business litigation, including class actions, in a wide range of subject areas including securities lawsuits, contract actions, and ERISA disputes, among others. In addition, I also have deep experience in defamation cases and advisory work, constitutional law, and federal election law litigation. My practice is nationwide--and occasionally international--in scope. I have served as lead counsel for both trials and appeals, at the state and federal levels. As such, I have tried cases to both bench and jury, have argued several federal appeals, and have briefed dozens of cases on appeal in cluding in the U.S. Supreme Court. Among other peer recognitions, in 2006 I was selected by LawDragon Magazine as one of the top 500 lawyers with cutting-edge or frontier-expanding practices, in the "New Stars, New Worlds" edition.
I am a 1994 honors graduate of Harvard Law School, where I was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. I graduated from Brandeis University in 1991, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. From 1994-95, I was a judicial law clerk to Judge Randall Rader on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. From 1995-2004, I practiced law at the D.C. firm Covington & Burling. I joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in June 2004.
I am admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia and New York, as well as the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit, the D.C. District Court, and many other federal trial and appeals courts across the country.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Washington D.C. SuperLawyer||SuperLawyers Magazine||2012|
|Future Star||Euromoney Guide||2012|
|LawDragon 3000||LawDragon Magazine||2010|
|LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers Finalist||LawDragon Magazine||2008|
|Who's Who Member||United Who's Who Executive Registry||2007|
|LawDragon 500 "New Stars, New Worlds"||LawDragon Magazine||2006|
|Who's Who Member||Continental Who's Who of Executives & Professionals||2006|
|Partner||Vinson & Elkins LLP||2011 - Present|
|Partner and Head of D.C. Trial Practice Group||McDermott Will & Emery LLP||2004 - 2011|
|Associate and Of Counsel||Covington & Burling||1995 - 2004|
|Judicial Law Clerk||U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||N/A|
|Harvard University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Brandeis University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|