Senior Counsel, Public Knowledge; Washington, DC—2009-Present.
Legal and policy work in support of PK’s telecommunications and intellectual property positions. In-person advocacy at Congress, FCC, and other agencies. Presenting Congressional testimony. Drafting legal and policy papers, memoranda, briefs, and other filings; participating in panels and debates; representing PK internationally at WIPO, OECD, and EU Parliament; press communication; writing press releases and blog posts; coordinating with outside groups. Television, radio, and print media appearances (including CNN, NPR, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as the trade and technology press).
Law Clerk, Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel; Denver, CO—Spring 2009.
Analyzed pending legislation and other issues. Drafted memoranda and executive orders.
Summer Associate, Wilkinson Barker Knauer; Washington, DC—Summer 2008.
Telecommunications and administrative law.
Research Assistant, Professor Philip Weiser; Boulder, CO—2007-2009.
Communications and antitrust law research. Made recommendations to the Governor’s Innovation Council regarding broadband strategy; assisted Colorado in preparation for broadband stimulus.
Legal Researcher, Rocky Mountain PBS; Denver, CO—Spring 2008.
Researched intellectual property and Internet issues.
University of Colorado Law School; Boulder, CO—J.D., 2009.
Order of the Coif. Production Editor, Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law. Student note, Don’t Send a Lawyer to Do an Engineer’s Job, published in spring 2009. President, Technology and Intellectual Property Society. Semifinalist, National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition.
Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO—B.A. in English, 2005.
Phi Beta Kappa. Concentration in medieval and modernist literature. Secondary concentration in analytic philosophy. Despite attendance being interrupted by full-time service with the US Army, received academic and creative writing awards.
Member of the Colorado Army National Guard, 1999–2005. Battery Supply Sergeant, Battalion Supply NCO, Armorer, and Logistical Specialist. Called to active duty to coordinate logistics for homeland security missions spanning 10 states.
Awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal four times, the Colorado Emergency Service Ribbon, and the National Defense Medal. Battalion Soldier of the Year, 1999. Distinguished Honor Graduate of the Quartermaster School. Honor Graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course.
Member, Colorado National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP).