Currently, I live in Los Angeles and serve as the Director of Legal & Strategic Initiatives for the National Association of Cannabis Businesses, a financial and regulatory tech start-up dedicated to promoting ethical, responsible, and compliant business practices in the cannabis industry. In this key executive role, I am responsible for a wide range of legal, strategic, technology, and business development initiatives.
Separately, I consult for IBM on legal concepts in support of artificial intelligence and natural language processing.
I came into these positions with extensive experience in the fields of Regulatory, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity Law, having begun my career working with the nationally recognized Ropes & Gray LLP. There, I successfully defended and advised clients in matters involving FTC litigation (specifically, the watershed FTC v. Wyndham case), the FDA, PCI-DSS compliance, active data breaches, multi-jurisdictional consumer notification regulations, and general commercial litigation. My work involved close contact with my clients' IS/IT personnel and data forensics experts, so I am adept at navigating not just legal, but technical matters as well.
Before that, I was an intern clerk under Judge Juan R. Torruella of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as a research assistant to Prof. Andrew Kull on the Restatement (Third) of Restitution. I also served as note editor on the BU Law Journal of Science and Technology Law, which published my article, Juror Reactions to Scientific Testimony: Unique Challenges in Complex Mass Torts (Summer 2009).
I am licensed to practice law in California and Massachusetts.
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