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Analytical, six sigma-trained legal executive with proven success in implementing various business strategies. Extensive IP, technology and corporate transactions experience in regulated and non-regulated environments. Strong leadership and management capabilities, coupled with exceptional presentation and writing skills.

Experience includes:

§ Graduate of GE Edison Engineering Program
§ Structuring, Negotiating and Drafting Technology-Related Agreements
§ NDA, Acquisition, R&D, JV, Collaboration, Mfg., Marketing, Supplier, HR and Lease Agreements
§ Technology Evaluations and Due Diligence for Corporate Transactions
§ GC to Start-Ups, Handling Corporate, Securities, Real Estate, and Employment Matters
§ Litigation Strategy and Management
§ Open Source Software Compliance, Clearance and Remediation
§ Privacy, Data Rights and Innovation Management and Public Policy
§ U.S. and International Patent, Trademark and Copyright Application Preparation and Prosecution
§ Lecturer at BAR/BRI Inc. (2000 - 2010)
§ Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University Law School (1998 - 2000)

Admitted to the DC, FL, IL, NY, VA, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court bars, registered to practice before the USPTO, and Certified Licensing Professional (LES).


Languages spoken: English, Creole

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 80%
    19 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
    19 years

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Contact info

GE Oil & Gas

4424 W. Sam Houston Parkway N.
Houston, TX, 77041


FLMember in Good Standing201106/20/2016
NYCurrently registered 200407/11/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
World's 250 Leading IP StrategistsIntellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine2015
Silver Communicator AwardsThe Communicator Awards2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate General CounselGE Oil & Gas2015 - Present
Senior CounselGE Healthcare2013 - 2015
MemberPCT Law Group, PLLC2007 - 2013
General CounselOcean Tomo, LLC2006 - 2007
Vice President & CounselAmerican Express Company2004 - 2006
Senior AssociateDLA Piper US LLP2001 - 2004
AssociateSterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, LLC1997 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Columbia UniversityComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Changing Business LandscapeChanging IP Business Landscape in Wake of Financial Crisis2010
Global Innovation ForumDelivering Value for Clean Technology Innovation Through Intellectual Property2010
18th Annual Conference on Developments in Technology LawTechnology Policy and the Obama Administration2009
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Hearing On The Evolving IP MarketplaceDeveloping IP Business Models2008
IPO Conference on the Increasing Role of Antitrust in Defining Patent RightsLicensing IP in the Current Litigation Environment2008
ABPI – XXVIII National Seminar on Intellectual PropertyThe Valuation of US Intellectual Property2008
9th Annual Sedona Conference on Patent LitigationPatent Reform2008
Entertainment & Sports Law/IP Law Inst. ConferenceValuing IP Portfolios2006
81st Annual ConventionThe Evolving IP Marketplace2006
Utah IP SummitBusiness Method Patents: Moving Forward in a Hostile Environment2005