Clear communication and deep understanding avoids ‎problems and achieves goals. ‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

My background working in culinary business incubators for food trucks, producers, and other small food and beverage businesses has given me a deeper understanding of what goes into starting and maintaining a successful business.

I am committed to helping clients protect and leverage their unique identity, reputation, and goodwill regarding intellectual property. I advise clients, including enterprise and cloud software companies, on software licensing and compliance with U.S. and international data privacy laws, including California’s CCPA and Europe’s GDPR. I also draft privacy policies, interpret new data privacy laws, implement data privacy programs, and negotiate software licenses, data privacy addenda, and other agreements involving data privacy issues.

Previously, I worked as a legal drafter and engineer for a contract analytics and assembly company. I enjoy educating teams to seamlessly integrate legal assessment and review with business operations, identify threats early, and avoid unnecessary costs or revisions.


  • Served as outside privacy and contracting counsel to an industry-leading e-discovery platform provider, negotiating software license agreements, SLAs, and data privacy addendums with Fortune 500 companies.
  • Secured important trade dress protection for a client’s signature shoe design.
  • Counseled local software start-up in enforcing its trademark against encroachment from an international tech company in jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Cleared and enforced the trademark portfolio of a nationwide network of financial planners.
  • Advised client in securing the rights to famous bubble gum brand as collateral in contentious dispute.
  • Guided local CBD company development from start-up to nationwide brand.
  • Managed a years-long enforcement campaign protecting a market leader’s brand against frequent third-party infringement.
  • Helped local band acquire the rights to its artwork from their designer.
  • Updated and streamlined contracting library for a multi-national consumer electronics company.
  • Shut down infringement of client’s popular mobile app brand across multiple app stores.


  • University of Oregon, School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (2016)‎
  • Kenyon College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2012)


  • Oregon State Courts


  • International Trademark Association, Trademark Reporter Committee (2022 – present)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Landslide Magazine, Editorial Board (2018-current)

Additional Publications

After the Ban: The Financial Landscape of International Soccer After Third-Party Ownership (authored a comment on the application of E.U. competition law to soccer); published in Oregon Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 1

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Community Activities

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Pro Bono Attorney (2018 – Present)

Outside Interests

Hiking and biking the Oregon coast.

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