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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

Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow


Civil Appellate Law Section, Austin Bar Association
Past Chair


Board of Visitors, Stanford Law School
Former Member


Stanford Law Alumni Chapter, Austin Region
Founder and Past Chair


Stanford Club of Austin
Member


Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
Officer


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