I became a lawyer because I wanted to use my strategic abilities to help others solve problems; I remain a lawyer because of the satisfaction of working with clients who are on the cutting edge of innovation and shaping the world around them. And that’s why I founded Innovista Law.
My telecommunications practice has run the gamut, but my most challenging and rewarding work involves competitive carriers that are taking on the established incumbents through new service offerings or business models. I have also defended several companies on class action cases filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). My telecommunications work has taken me across the country and even into foreign nations. These multi-prong disputes often involve challenges in federal and state courts, as well as before the Federal Communications Commission and state regulatory agencies. They require a deep understanding of litigation strategy and regulatory policymaking as well as technical knowledge. I have also helped give voice to competitive carriers on issues of national importance, including representing national trade associations on issues involving the regulation of the open Internet and on access charge reform.
Working with clients that are at the intersection of technology and social innovation to create great positive impact is another area that has always inspired me. In this arena, I have been fortunate to work with the U.S. Department of State on projects in Brazil, to lead a national conference with the Corporation on National and Community Service around technology and social impact, to work with companies that are bringing the innovative broadband services to the most rural parts of our country, and to collaborate with the nation’s leading producer of educational and information television programming to impact lives through technology.
Prior to starting Innovista Law, I was an attorney in the Telecommunications Pracitce Group at Arent Fox. I have also served as director of programs and general counsel for a social enterprise focused on building the capacity of economically distressed communities and on preparing college students for successful careers as leaders of social sector organizations.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2006||03/29/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Adjunct Professor||Pepperdine University||2012 - 2012|
|Associate||Arent Fox||2009 - 2014|
|General Counsel and Director of Programs||Phoenix Project||2007 - 2009|
|Associate||Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Impact Investing Forum||Higher Education Task Force Chair||2016 - Present|
|Richmond Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law||J.D.||2006|
|College of William and Mary||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Social Enteprise Class||Legal issues for Social Entrepreneurs||2016|
|Social Entrepreneurship Class||Legal Issues for Social Entrepreneurs||2016|
|mHealth Summit||Social Entrepreneurship and the mHealth Ecosystem||2014|
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