Law School/Year: J.D., California Western School of Law, 1996
Other Graduate School/Year: M.S. Leadership, University of San Diego, 2008
College/Year: B.A. Economics, University of Maryland, 1988
Commercial, Corporate Business, Intellectual Property, Technology
As an in-house attorney, I do not participate in “cases” however, while at the Federal Communications Commission I participated as lead Attorney Advisor in a number of matters including:
* Implementation of Section 25 of the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 - Direct Broadcast Satellite Public Interest Obligations13 FCC Rcd 23254 (1998)
* In Re: Amendment of the Commission's rules to Relocate the Digital Electronic Message Service from the 18 GHz and to the 24 GHz Band and to Allocate the 24 GHz band for Fixed Service, 12 FCC Rcd 3471 (1997)
* In the Matter of Televisa International, LLC -- Application for Blanket License For Receive-Only Earth Stations in the Fixed Satellite Service For Direct-To-Home Subscription Television Service, 13 FCC Rcd 10074 (1997)
* In the Matter of TerraStar, Inc. -- Request for Declaratory Ruling to Clarify Section 25.104 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Preemption of Local Zoning Restrictions of Satellite Earth Stations (Released July 3rd, 1997)
I am a corporate attorney with experience in domestic and international, software, technology, entertainment, manufacturing, and consumer electronics companies. As Group Counsel for Websense, I lead and manage attorneys, contracts professionals, and support staff.
Previously I served as an Attorney Advisor for the Federal Communications Commission, General Counsel for a publicly held company, and divisional General Counsel for an international telecommunications company. My practice areas include inbound and outbound software licensing, software distribution, digital entertainment content distribution, sales, services, regulatory, and litigation management.
Prior to becoming an attorney I was a Naval Officer serving in aviation, shipboard, and public affairs roles.
I am affiliated with the American Corporate Counsel Association.
I enjoy coaching youth sports, home remodeling, softball, racquetball, and the beach.