2000 - 2001 Talmadge & Stockmeyer,
1997 - 2000 Law Office of Cleveland
1992-1994, Kargianis, Watkins and Werner, and
Hendricks & Lewis, Seattle WA,
Association of Counsel
Civil trial and appellate litigation in solo practice. Representing plaintiffs in class actions of
Taft-Hartley health trust funds asserting antitrust, RICO and CPA claims
against tobacco manufacturers (Northwest Laborers v. Phillip Morris et al.),
nursing homes seeking refund of B&O taxes (Lacey Nursing Center, Inc. v.
Wash. St. Dept. of Revenue), plaintiffs, creditors & claimants in
commercial, personal injury, employment, estates, bankruptcy and other contexts.
1995-1996 Washington State Supreme Court, Olympia
Law Clerk Assisting in preparing approximately 30 written opinions
resolving in appeals, motions, and original actions.
1985-1992 Baker &
York, New York
International commercial litigation and arbitration practice in state and
federal courts and arbitral tribunals.
Won residential political asylum case; commended by federal judge for
success in civil rights case; won significant jury verdict in will contest.
1983 Community Law Offices,
York, New York
Handled housing and SSI cases for Spanish-speaking clients of Harlem
Legal Aid office.
1980-1981 International Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and
Office on Latin America.
Focused on political asylum and human rights issues.
2000-Present: Executive Director,
Directed the Bipartisan institute for the
advancement of pragmatic, effective policies.
1999 – Present: Transportation Activist:
Published opinion pieces regarding
transportation issues in the Seattle Times and the Wall Street Journal. Active in Puget Sound Coalition, Sane
Transit, and monorail campaign.
Drafted I-53, Seattle's
second monorail initiative, which passed with 58% of the vote.
1995-2000: Steering Committee
Campaigns to elect or re-elect Justice Tom
Chambers, Chief Justice Barbara Durham, Justice Charles W. Johnson, Justice Rosselle Pekelis, Judge Anne
Ellington, and Judge Doug North.
1992-1998 Campaign consultant,
manager, fund raiser, candidate and staffer.
Experienced in campaign strategy,
communications, fundraising, voter targeting and contact, managing
volunteers, endorsements, and scheduling.
1998: Consultant, Greg Canova for State Supreme Court.
1996: Manager, Don Stuart for
1996: Organizer, Walter Capps for
1994 Candidate for State
Representative, 36th L.D., Seattle,
1994: Finance Director, Phil Talmadge for State Supreme Court
1992: Scheduler & Issues
Analyst, Don Bonker for U.S.
Clinton-Lowry-Murray Coordinated Campaign.
Judgment in British Columbia," Wash.
State Bar News, July 1996
"Will RICO Move Abroad?", New York
Law Journal (NYLJ), November 31,
American Jurisprudence Award, Conflict of Laws
Assisted drafting Restatement 3rd of Foreign Relations Law, published by
American Law Institute Publishers.
"Consequences of International Arbitration of Antitrust &
RICO" New York Law Journal
(NYLJ), December 23, 1985
Washington State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Honors: Captain, Jessup International Law Moot
University, New York,
Honors: University Fellow, International Relations
College, Oberlin Ohio.
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