Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (1995-2005), Chair, White Collar Crime Practice Group (1999-2002); Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California, Criminal Division, Major Frauds Section (1991-1995); Partner, Hufstedler, Kaus & Beardsley (1987-1991); Associate, Horvitz & Levy (1985).
Loyola Law School (J.D., 1984, Honors); Editor-in-Chief, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (1983-1984); St. Thomas More Law Honor Society; American Jurisprudence Award: Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Contracts; Scott Honors Moot Court; Loyola Marymount Graduate School (M.A., English Literature, 1981); Rotary Foundation Scholar (1980-1981); Loyola Marymount University (B.A., English, Political Science, 1979, Honors); Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society; Pi Gamma Mu, National Social Science Honor Society.
Law Clerk, Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1986-1987); Law Clerk, Hon. Donald Gates, California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, Division Two (1984-1985).
American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee; State Bar of California’s Litigation Section and Criminal Justice Section; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee; Los Angeles County Bar Association Foundation, Board of Directors (2003-2005); Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter, Board of Directors (2004-2010).
California (1985); United States District Court, Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States Supreme Court.