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What’s your sweet spot as it relates to this industry?
Helping clients navigate litigation stemming from foodborne illness outbreaks.
What was your favorite food as a kid?
Tie between Tex-Mex and BBQ.
If you couldn’t be a lawyer, what would you be?
A book critic.
Why is food/bev/ag your chosen industry?
Food is elemental and real in a way few products are, and it is extremely satisfying to help those who make food.
What is your favorite quote?
"Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities." – Mark Twain. Good advice for litigation and life!
What is your favorite food travel destination, and why?
My hometown of Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the world; you can eat better, in more varied forms of cuisine, than almost anywhere.
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003
U.S. District Court Oregon, 2005
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2003, magna cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Texas Law Review
M.Phil., American History, Columbia University, 1998
M.A., American History, Columbia University, 1997
B.A., History, Yale University, 1994, magna cum laude
Memberships & Affiliations
- Board Member, Boys & Girls Aid Society, 2017-present
- Board Member, Pioneer Courthouse Historical Society, 2015-present
- Former Member, Oregon State Bar Unlawful Practice of Law Committee
- Former Member, Oregon State Bar Federal Practice & Procedure Committee