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Education

  • Ph.D., 1998, The University of Texas, Sociology of Law / Criminology
    M.A., 1994, The University of Texas
    B.A., 1992, The University of Texas
  • J.D., 2001, Stanford Law School
    Executive Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1999–2001

Experience

  • Vinson & Elkins LLP (2002-2013)
    Counsel, Appellate Practice Group
  • Supreme Court of Texas (2001–2002)
    Briefing Attorney for The Honorable Nathan L. Hecht

Memberships

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    Past Chair, Civil Appellate Law Section, Austin Bar Association
    Former Member, Board of Visitors, Stanford Law School
    Founder and Past Chair, Stanford Law Alumni Chapter, Austin Region
    Officer, Stanford Club of Austin
    Member, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society

Speeches and Publications

  • “Different Views on Briefing Waiver from the Courts of Appeals,” Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, State Bar of Texas, September 2011
  • “Texas or Bust: A Modern (Forum Non Conveniens) Odyssey,” Association of Corporate Counsel & Houston Abogados Corporativos, August 12, 2010
  • “Managing Antitrust Risks in Distribution,” Client Presentation, Dec. 11, 2009
  • “Appellate Jurisdiction,” Civil Appellate Practice 101 Course, State Bar of Texas, Sept. 2011; Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice, State Bar of Texas, September 2009
  • “Interlocutory Appeals in Texas State Court,” Appellate Boot Camp, State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • “Restatement by Design: A Survey of the Impact of the Restatement Second and Third on Design Defect Claims Involving Prescription Drugs,” Rx for the Defense, Winter 2004

Admissions

  • Texas, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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