Legal Representation for Individuals & Organizations
I offer global counsel to individuals, private and hybrid organizations, and governmental units on matters of personal to international significance. My practice rests on a mastery of process; a highly organized, efficient and technologically adroit back office; and a deft method of advocacy.
My services are comprehensive, offering from the full range of law and policy through a freelance model that gives clients a rare degree of flexibility on every parameter of our relationship. I pair up with individuals, work with and within organizations, join small or large teams, and become embedded for durations of time if it is most efficient or effective.
Claim prosecution & defense
Government & policy consulting
General counsel & governance
Local to International Regulatory Compliance
Contracting & Licensing
Incorporation & Partnership Terms
Intellectual Property Development & Protection
Deep research & briefing
Opinions & notices
Representative agency for artists
Negotiation & dispute resolution
My approach isand . Complexities are reduced to fulcrums. Only necessary actions that result in maximum outputs are taken. While I often lead matters in accordance with existing law, I appreciate stewarding issues the law does not yet reach because they are either rapidly developing or inadequately addressed by demonstrably preferential policy.
From initial investigation and discovery, to early demand and negotiation, to pre-trial management and advocacy, through trial and appeal. Wielding mastery of process and deft advocacy. Handling both prosecution and defense. Authoring high-level appellate briefs. Leading litigants to justice, compensation or equity.
Media, Arts & Technology
Starting, maintaining and protecting businesses in the modern economy. From licensing, to strategy on open sourcing, to intellectual property protection for code and media, to artistic agency, to First Amendment representation, to privacy, defamation, libel, and slander. Subjects are covered in isolation and combination, including advices on copyright and trademark, corporate counsel and governance for startups and nonprofits, digital asset management for technologists, payment systems and digital workflows, etc.
Government & Public Policy
Counsel on democratic processes, economic interaction, data-based performance and benchmarking, constitutional interpretation, legislative affairs, and intergovernmental and federal relations, including state and municipal policy and practice. Providing historical and current public policy research, analyses, advocacy, strategy, and statistical studies to domestic and international organizations, including missions, commissions, primary units, special units, NGOs, and public-private partnerships.
Education Policy & Management
Informed and experienced counsel across the educational gamut, including organizational management, student affairs, curriculum and instruction, special education and IEPs, nonprofit tax, and public labor/employment/unionism. Operating across settings, whether urban or rural, public or private, traditional or innovative, K-12 or higher education. Operating across subjects, from pedagogy, to discipline, to standards and assessment, to online learning. Advising and representing institutions and individuals on substantive, procedural and logistical interrelationships.