LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW
California State Bar, admitted December, 1996.
September, 1993 to May, 1996
King Hall School of Law, Davis, CA. Juris Doctorate.
- Editor, UC DAVIS LAW REVIEW.
- Founding Member and Managing Editor, UC DAVIS JOURNAL OF JUVENILE LAW AND POLICY.
- Finalist, Carr Trial Competition.
- President, Federalist Society, 1994 to 1995.
- Member, Advocates for the Rights of Children.
September, 1985 to May, 1989
Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy.
October, 2001 to present
August, 1998 to present
Sole practitioner, Mountain View, CA. Attorney
Law practice focusing on Internet issues. Negotiation of domain name sales contracts when trademark is asserted and disputed. Litigation involving e-commerce fraud and unfair business practices. Business advice to web companies on e-commerce
November, 2001 to present
Pierce & Shearer LLP, Palo Alto, CA. Of Counsel
Litigation involving advertising injury (including spam and junk fax lawsuits), online defamation, and e-commerce fraud. Advising Internet businesses, including web site legal compliance audits. Practice in state trial and appellate courts, California Supreme Court, Federal District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and Northern District of Illinios Bankruptcy court.
FindLaw, Mountain View, CA. Communities Manager
Overseeing the community-based functions and content for major vertical portal with 25 million monthly page views. Developed forums serving both attorneys and laypeople with legal needs, promoting participation, moderating discussions, and directing content. Implemented procedures necessary for safe harbor under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
February, 1997 to August, 1998
Brayton Harley Curtis, Novato, CA. Attorney
Wrote appellate briefs and pleadings in complex cases. Depositions and other discovery. Legal research into novel questions of law. Practice in state trial and appellate courts, California Supreme Court, Federal District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and Multi-District Litigation Panel.
October, 1996 to January, 1997
Law Office of Bruce J. Levitz, San Francisco, CA. Attorney
Litigation support. Drafted pleadings and client letters. Proposed strategy. Organized evidence exhibits and interviewed witnesses. Created web site adhering to Professional Rule of Conduct 1-400.
February, 1990 to August, 1993
William Morris Agency, Beverly Hills, CA. Assistant Dispatch Supervisor
Managed agent trainees who drove scripts, tapes and other items to studios and talent residences around Southern California. Trained drivers on routes and conduct.
January, 2002, Reported decision: Ferguson v. Friendfinders, Inc. (2002) 94 Cal.App.4th 1255
January, 2000 settled class action lawsuit against spammer
May, 1999 Reported decision: Howard v. Owens Corning Co., 72 Cal.App.4th 621 (1999)
August, 1999 Filed class action lawsuit against spammer
February, 1998 Reported decision: Petrini v. Mohasco Corp., 61 Cal.App.4th 1091 (1998)
November, 1997 Began teaching online classes for attorneys on web site legal issues
December, 1996 Personal web site about Internet privacy law included in Internet World's "Best of 1996"