Warrior Custom Golf, Inc
Director, Test Play Strategic Sales Program-Arizona
Tempe, AZ | Irvine, CA
Responsible for the comprehensive development and oversight of new marketing and sales strategy. Exceeded forecasted sales by 300% with gross revenues exceeding $550k within 6 months.
Axon JuriMed Group LLC
Assistant General Counsel
San Francisco, CA | Chicago, IL | Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities as Assistant General Counsel and Chair of the Medico-Legal group include: preparation and presentation of comprehensive regulatory analysis, litigation, and trial strategy and risk analysis. Directly engaged in formulating and driving strategy as well as providing legal counsel and advice to clients on patent, medical/pharmaceutical and biotech related litigation matters and issues. Oversee and direct all IP infringement litigation consulting and participation, along with other strategic, regulatory and legal advice to medical device designers and manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and health maintenance organizations, private and public university medical and biotech research departments and technology transfer arms, as well as law firms and litigators representing these entities. Involved in a wide array of matters involving all aspects of medical practice and research, pharmaceutical R&D, clinical trials and litigation, medical device law and litigation, among others.
Knowledge of medicine, human physiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, pharmacology, coupled with experience in medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, commercial/business litigation, product liability litigation and regulatory practice, resulted in a highly effective and successful strategy for each particular client and a client reported“ favorable” or“ excellent” outcome in more than 98% of cases. Managed litigation where Axon directly participated as co-counsel or embedded legal consultant, including the retention of outside counsel and performing hands-on litigation duties alongside outside counsel.
Web Marketing Partners LLC
Skolnick & Schiff, P.A.
Senior Trial Attorney/Partner
Briggs & Morgan P.A.
Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN
Prepared pleadings, motions, briefs, and memoranda of law; conducted and managed discovery; took and defended depositions in business, employment, real estate/land use and intellectual property litigation including: contractual disputes, patent infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, trademark, trade dress, domain name disputes, medical device and biological patent litigation among others, generally for Fortune 500 clients. I negotiated settlements and prepared settlement agreements and releases and represented clients in ADR. I was a member of firm's Commercial Litigation and Telecommunications Law Practice Groups. Structured, drafted and negotiated complex commercial agreements for the deployment of major computer software, hardware, broadband, telecommunications and other varied service related documents, agreements and administrative filings for some of the largest retailers, cable providers, and technology companies in the nation. Defense of a trade secret case brought by a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company seeking to protect $1billion in product sales; Prevailed in federal court cases establishing the scope of reciprocal compensation obligations for wireless traffic and dialing parity obligations for calls to wireless numbers; Prevailed in several cases on summary judgment, including writ of mandamus on 16. 7 million-dollar industrial land use matter against large government entity; Successfully arbitrating interconnection agreements and cost issues for CLECs and wireless carriers with varied legal needs(corporate, securities, litigation), developed new business for the firm with the largest privately-held company in the World.
Quarles & Brady LLP
Milwaukee, WI | Chicago, IL
Assigned primary responsibility for legal research and writing; including: preparation of memoranda, summary judgment and other motion papers, complaints, answers, discovery requests and responses, and client correspondence for large, multinational Fortune 500 clients as member of commercial litigation and intellectual property groups. Managed discovery, including an antitrust matter in which the parties produced over 1.5 million documents during discovery. I independently conducted and defended depositions, in the U.S. and internationally. I gained experience in the direct and cross-examination of witnesses during trials. I analyzed, negotiated, drafted, and implemented software, Internet licensing, and other contracts. Conducted vital depositions of expert witnesses in a $20M breach of contract/loss of income commercial case. Traveled to various foreign countries including Philippines, Uzbekistan, Great Britain, Germany, Taiwan and Japan for discovery matters, mainly deposing foreign nationals. Researched, prepared, argued and prevailed on motion for summary judgment in trade secrets matter. Litigation practice areas included: business torts, breach of contract, UCC, software licensing, patent and trademark infringement; antitrust bid rigging; contractual breach, product liability; and Internet liability assessment; Internet use litigation; domain name trademark litigation; etc. for large clients(Miller Brewing, Kraft Foods, Manitowoc Cranes, Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Harley Davidson, Johnson Controls, etc.).
University of Minnesota Law School
magna cum laude; Order of the Coif (Top 10% of graduating class)
University of Minnesota Law Review
Maynard Pirsig Moot Court: Best Oral Argument; Runner-up: Best Brief
Dean's List All Six Semesters; Dean's Scholarship
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Bachelor of Science
Biochemistry, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa
Member of Men's Division I (WCHA) Ice Hockey Team, Twice Named Academic-All American
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Bachelor of Arts
Sociology of Law, summa cum laude
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Did not complete as I was recruited out of med school to head a San Francisco Medical Law consulting firms legal-medical group and acting Assistant General Counsel.
Litigation - Intellectual Property/Commercial
Extensive experience with all phases of IP/Commercial Litigation
New Business Development/Sales
Direct sales experience coupled with new client development as attorney
Software and App Development