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Descriptions for affiliation/association sometimes obscure the true talent sought with a semi-technical litany of desired proficiencies. But in the case of an attorney, those are to be assumed. Traits, facilities, perspectives, and approaches are just as important and deserve focus.

Partnership inquiries are welcome, and though I prefer hearing from experienced colleagues, if you have an exceptional background and are on the pathway to practice, I do not discourage you from making an inquiry.


My clients crave vision. I embed myself in the teams. I do not use a medical model or simply deliver services; I dialogue and design. Providing powerful, certain and imaginative counsel is a vocation from which I do not rest. What I look for in candidates is what I demand of myself — a manifold set of attributes I am always working to refine.

You must be an interdisciplinarian. You must be entrepreneurial and self-directed, yet collaborative. You must possess model judgment. You must be technically inclined and capable of the flawless application of technology and remote systems. You must be extroverted, social and generous. You must be willing to travel domestically and abroad, and have a knack for intercultural relations. You must understand execution at all levels of government, including within intergovernmental organizations. You must be committed to work product perfection, both substantively and aesthetically. You must have great respect for deadlines and temporality. You must be an excellent oral communicator, as well as impressive with written articulation.

You must have an acute facility with business numbers, but be no less able to speak fluently with creatives for it. You must be capable of theoretical abstractions in law. You must be highly skilled with research and the parallel processing of multiple lines of complex reasoning. You must be adept at working projects on a procedural and rule-based level while at the same time stewarding direction from far overhead. You must appreciate complete financial and strategic transparency. You must have character that has been unsheathed by adversity, and drive to undertake projects beyond the realm of what is thought possible. You must be schooled in things literary. You must be temperate and have a gentle sense of humor. And finally, you must never give up.

It’s not just me that’s been waiting for you — it’s all of law.

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Media + Arts + Tech

Attributes

I am native to media, arts and tech – as a former touring musician, as one who can and does code, and as a maker fluent in design and multimedia content development (audio, video, photo, graphic, analog, textual). This overlap of niche and background allows me to efficiently and peerlessly integrate legal and creative for clients working in expressive spaces.

Corporate

They are called organizations for good reason. Getting and staying documented, well-papered, compliant, and aligned with pragmatic protocols is prime among best practices. General counsel and correct governance are as important to closely-held companies as they are to those seeking or deploying external funding. There are few investments more sound than a solid foundation.

Contracting

Optimizing a deal requires focussed and technical drafting. What multiple collaborators have in mind when they begin does not automatically manifest when a concept is translated into the physical world. Get ahead of junctures, pivots and transitions. Reflecting on the page what is intended at heart is the ultimate efficiency.

Copyright

There are few disciplines as relevant and fluid as copyright. The media space has enjoyed rapid development over recent decades. Law is not always so quick to follow. Navigating ownership of content is a primary concern for creative enterprises.

Trademark

Impact and impression are salable and demand attention, from protecting to capitalizing. Define your brand, put on a search, definitively document, and enforce with intent – or share, collaborate and cross-pollinate.

Trade Secrets

Assets come in variegated forms – not always capitally quantifiable or neatly captured by intellectual property regimes. But proprietary information can be of principal, or even singular value. Safeguard, manage and leverage such resources prudently and productively.

Licensing

One of the most important tools in the kit of creative profit is the flexibility and extensibility that adept licensing affords. Do it well – do it right.

Regulatory

Interfacing with public agencies is a vastly different experience than cutting deals in the private sector. Conventions, ethics, regulations, policy, and sinuous procedure need not block your path forward. Additionally, the First Amendment was written for you – stand on it.

Litigation

There will almost certainly come a time when dispute crops up and grows entrenched, or rights and obligations are transgressed or ignored. Less talk, more action – bring deft advocacy and mastery of process into play.

Strategic

Creation is nothing if uninspired. Your vocation is to deploy vision and bridge the gap between what is known and unknown, what is possible and impossible. Apply the very same foresight to your company and your career. Chance favors the prepared mind.