University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI
Master of Science in Information, May 2018
Concentration: Cultural Heritage Protection
Dow Sustainability Fellow 2017
Society of American Archivists, Student Chapter Officer
Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC
J.D. and LL.M. in Comparative & International Law, 1997
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
B.A. in History, 1993
Post-Graduate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage, Summer 2016
The Association for Research into Crimes against Art, Amelia, Italy
Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, April 2016
International House, Montañita, Ecuador
Certificate in International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts, June 2015
Tulane University School of Law – Siena University, Siena, Italy
Certificate in Front-End Web Development, April 2014
Betamore Academy, Baltimore, MD
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, Washington, D.C.
Counsel: Internal and Government Investigations, June 2006 – July 2012
Conducted internal investigations for investment managers and public companies related to financial fraud, insider trading, corruption, anti-money laundering, trade sanctions, and other securities law violations.
Represented pro bono an Algerian national challenging his detention at the United States Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay in a petition for habeas corpus and negotiated his release back to Algeria.
Represented senior executives and financial institutions in connection in government and regulatory investigations (Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, NASD) regarding financial fraud, bribery, and other securities law violations.
Represented pro bono a Kosovo homosexual in successful application for asylum.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP Washington, D.C.
Counsel: Securities Enforcement and Litigation, July 2002 – January 2005
Represented former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling in all civil litigation and regulatory and criminal investigations relating to Enron’s demise.
Conducted internal investigation into sales practices on behalf of the Audit Committee of publicly-held food service company.
Represented investment bank in connection with SEC and NASD investigations into analyst conflict of interest issues.
Bryan Cave LLP, Washington, D.C.
Associate: Securities Enforcement, Compliance & Litigation, June 1999 – July 2002
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C.
Associate: Business Crimes & Investigations, August 1998 – June 1999
The Honorable Frederic N. Smalkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Law Clerk, August 1997 – August 1998, Baltimore, MD
American Management Systems, Arlington, VA
Business Systems Analyst, July 1993 – June 1994
UM English Language Institute, Conversation Circle (Fall 2016 – present)
Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Protection (2012 – present)
Reading Partners, Literacy Tutor, Baltimore, MD (2015 – 2016)
Guest Lecturer, MiddCore (social entrepreneurship program), Middlebury College, 2013
Guest Lecturer, Business Ethics, Colby-Sawyer College, 2005
Lived in France (3 yrs.); Germany (3 yrs.); Japan (4 yrs.); and Hong Kong (1 yr.)
Languages studied: French, Japanese, German, and Arabic