Overview of Background and Experience

I concentrate my practice in technology and procurement law and have 30 years of legal and software industry experience. I represent a broad range of private and public organizations on technology and intellectual property-related matters, including users, purchasers, licensors, licensees, manufacturers, resellers, and developers of computer software, equipment and systems, and other technology. I draft, negotiate, and revise agreements for software development, enterprise licenses, implementation services, purchase, sale, outsourcing, website development, Internet and e-commerce services, telecommunications and media products and services, and other types of technology-related activities. I also have experience in federal and state regulation of satellite communications, telephones, cable television, and broadcasting.

I am the author and editor of books entitled "Best Practices for Contracting with Software and Systems Vendors" (2005) and "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Technology and Internet Law: Outlines and Agreements" (2000). I am also the author of several articles, including an article published in the March 2005 edition of Policy & Practice entitled "Offshoring Human Services" and an article published in the Summer 1997 edition of Public Welfare and entitled "Managing the Purchase of Information Systems Technology: Guidelines for Success".

I have been a partner at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, Garvey Schubert Barer, and Davis Wright Tremaine. I also served as Vice President and Counsel at Security Pacific National Bank. I have also been employed by Hughes Communications, Inc. and a Washington, D.C. law firm, and I was in private practice in Los Angeles, California, focusing on communications and computer law.

I am a member of the Georgia, Washington State, California, and District of Columbia Bar Associations. I graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1977 and Tulane University in 1974, magna cum laude, and am a member of Phi Beta Kappa