Professional/Educational Background

Admitted and licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut and Texas. Represent clients throughout the United States, on federal jurisdiction and certain Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters, in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations, but do not represent clients in any other jurisdictions on state-law practice matters. Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and other bar associations and professional organizations.

UCLA School of Entertainment Studies, Graduate Program in Film, Television and Digital Production and Marketing, Entertainment Studies Program; Columbia University School of Law, Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law Advanced Practice Institute; Harvard/MIT Advanced Negotiation Training Institute; LL.M. Competition, Innovation, and Information Law (CIIL), New York University School of Law; J.D., Hofstra University School of Law; Dean's Distinguished Service Award; Senior Editor, Moot Court Board of Editors; M.A., History/Teaching, Antioch College; and A.B., English and American literature, Georgetown University. He has taught in the public schools of Washington, D.C. and currently in graduate level law school and other domestic/international courses as an adjunct professor and a regular professional panelist.

Lifetime voting-member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and served on its Documentary Feature Film Award Nominating Committee for several years as well as on its 2010 Oscar Nomination Screening Committee for Best Foreign Language Film , the International Documentary Association, serving on its 2008 and 2009 Feature Film and 2010 Documentary Short Nominating Juries, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, serving as a Judge on its 2009 College Television Awards Panel, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, the New York New Media Association (NYNMA), American Film Institute and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT). Non-profit and other membership in Council on Foreign Relations, English Speaking Union, American Civil Liberties Union, International Rescue Committee and Human Rights Watch. Conversant in Spanish and French.