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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Texas: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Distinctions

  • Policy Attorney, Supreme Court of Texas
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Member of the team selected as nationwide Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2018
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Texas First Court of Appeals
  • Intern, Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings

Education & Honors

  • Baylor University, J.D., Concentration in Administrative and Regulatory Practice, 2009
    • Dean's List
  • University of Texas, B.S., magna cum laude, 2006
    • Dean's List

Experience

  • Extensive experience developing corporate defense strategies and evaluating complex regulatory and scientific issues.  
  • Defended clients in commercial litigation disputes, including breach of contract and fraud claims.
  • Experienced in developing eDiscovery search terms and collection protocols, as well as managing eDiscovery review. 
  • Managed cross-border discovery, including complying with international privacy laws.
  • Experienced in developing and negotiating legislation, including testifying at legislative committee hearings, and proposing, drafting, and analyzing legislation.
  • Extensive understanding of appellate procedure and drafting appeals.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Presenter of Data Breach Primer, DRI Young Lawyers Seminar, June 21-23, 2017 (Austin, TX).
  • Author, "FDA vs. the First Amendment: The Future of the FDA’s Broad Prohibition on Off-Label Promotion After Amarin," RX For The Defense Vol. 23, Issue 4, Co-Author, October 2015.
  • Author, "Attack on Multiple Fronts in Nutraceutical Marketing: The threat of FTC, FDA and Consumer Class Actions." Food and Drug Law Institute Update, Co-Author,  November/December 2013.
  • Author, "Gray Zone Between FDA and FTC Nutraceutical Regulation," Co-Author, Law360, August 2013.
  • Author, "The Abuse and Neglect Case: A Practitioner's Guide," Co-Author, National Association of Counsel for Children, 2009.