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  • International Import-Export Institute
    • Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer (2008)
    • Certified ITAR Professional (2009)
  • Lex Mundi Institute, Program in Cross-Border Dispute Resolution (Summer 2008)
  • University of Maryland, University College (Masters, Int'l Management, 2006)
  • United States Naval War College (Completed Program in Strategic Studies, 2004)
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, the Peace Palace
    • The Netherlands (Summer 2003)
  • University of San Diego School of Law (Masters of Law, International Law, 2001)
  • Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 1999)
    • 1999 Honors Moot Court Board, Director
    • Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity, Secretary
  • Santa Clara University (B.S., Political Science, Minor, English, 1996)

  • Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court (2011-present)
  • Arizona Health Care Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • International Law Section, Chair (2008-2009); Executive Committee (2008-present)
    • Professionalism Committee
    • 2008 State Bar of Arizona Convention, International Law Section Seminar, Co-Chair
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

  • "House Small Business Committee Proposes Legislation to End Self-Certification for SDVOSB," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (December 17, 2018)
  • "Update: Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes - Compromise Possible?" Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (October 6, 2017)
  • "Massive Telia Settlement Indicates International Cooperation Will Continue Under New Administration," Quoted, The Anti-Corruption Report (October 4, 2017)
  • "Issues Relating to the Exportation of Goods," Panelist, DMSMS Conference, Denver, CO (November 30, 2016)
  • "The New FCPA Cooperation Plan," Co-Author, InsideCounsel (September 6, 2016)
  • "Analysis of New Regulations," Co-Presenter, Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) Webinar Update (December 10, 2015)
  • "Pharma Fights Foreign Corruption: Your Company and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Co-Author, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor (April 29, 2015)
  • “Things to Keep on the General Counsel’s Radar & Key Things the General Counsel Wants on Yours,” Co-Presenter, University Risk Management and Insurance Association, Western Regional Conference (April 1, 2015)
  • "Top International Trade Compliance Lessons From 2014," Co-Author, Law360 (December 15, 2014)
  • "Export Controls And The Art of Voluntary Disclosures," Author, Law360 (October 21, 2014)
  • "District Court’s Attorney-Client Privilege Ruling Counteracts Incentives to Perform Internal Investigations," Co-Author, The Legal Pulse (March 24, 2014)
  • "A Vital Link To Int'l Trade Compliance: The HR Manager," Author, Law360 (April 2, 2014)
  • "When Enough is Not Enough: Two Rulings Complicate Corporate Compliance Efforts," Co-Author, Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 28, No. 16 (October 11, 2013)
  • "Lessons Learned from Sequestration Phase I: Preparing for Government Contract Terminations," Author, Bloomberg BNA's Federal Contracts Report (March 26, 2013)
  • "US Department of Justice targets gaming: beyond Las Vegas Sands FCPA disclosure," Co-Author, European Gaming Lawyer (Spring 2013)
  • "The Dos and Don'ts of a Foreign Trade Zone," Author, Law 360 (August 24, 2012)
  • "Export Controls Update: Understanding the Basics and Exploring Future Trends," Presenter (Jun. 13, 2012)
  • "ITAR & The Supply Chain: Getting 'Stuck' in the Middle," Speaker, ERAI Executive Conference, Electronic Resellers Association International, Las Vegas, NV (May 17, 2012)
  • "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Seminar," Presenter (Apr. 11, 2012)
  • "Government Contracting: Protection through Proper Documentation and Recordkeeping," Co-Author, Under Construction (Mar. 12, 2012)
  • "Largest Indictment for an FCPA Case is Dismissed," Co-Author, Global Connection (Feb. 27, 2012)
  • "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update: The Government Finds It Tough To Obtain Criminal Convictions," Co-Author, Global Connection (Feb. 2012)
  • "World Trade Forum IV," Moderator (2012)
  • "Update International Trade Compliance for 2012," Author, Global Connection (Jan. 2012)
  • "When the Government Breaks the Rules: The Feeling of Helplessness When the Government Investigates Violations of International Trade Laws," Co-Author, Global Connection (Jan. 2012)
  • "International 'Force Multipliers': Utilizing Government Programs to Maximize Returns When Entering the Global Marketplace," Author, Global Connection (Jan. 2012)
  • "8(a) Joint Ventures on Federal Construction Projects: More Work, More Hurdles and Likely Less Use," Co-Author, Under Construction (Sep. 2011)
  • "Never Too Late: Leveraging the Chinese Economic Opportunity," Author, Global Connection (Sep. 2011)
  • "Legal Alert - 'BIS' Issues Final Rule Amending Export Control List," Co-Author, Global Connection (May 2011)
  • "Developing Foreign Markets from the U.S.," Presenter, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (Apr. 12, 2011)
  • "National Export Initiative? What Does This Initiative Really Mean for Global Business Operations," Author, Global Connection (Feb. 2011)
  • "Global Business Operations and Preparing for Civil Unrest (Round III)," Author, Global Connection (Feb. 2011)
  • "INCOTERMS 2010 – Does My Business Have to Follow Them?" Author, Global Connection (Feb. 2011)
  • "World Trade Forum III," Moderator (2011)
  • "What Corporate Counsel Should Know About Inspectors General Investigations," Co-Author, Washington Legal Foundation, Vol. 25, No. 24 (June 18, 2010)
  • "More Small Business Preferences in Government Contracts on The Way: President Obama’s Executive Order," Author, Under Construction (May 2010)
  • "To Team or Not To Team, That Is The Question," Co-Author, Under Construction (May 2010)
  • "Searching Out Those Federal Government Opportunities: Be Prepared," Author, Under Construction (Feb. 2010)
  • "World Trade Forum II," Moderator (2010)
  • "DOJ Steps Up FCPA Enforcement," Author, Global Connection (Feb. 2010)
  • "Avoid the International Sting Operation," Author, Global Connection (Feb. 2010)
  • "So, You Want to Go Global: Developing International Markets from the U.S.," Presenter, U.S. Asia Expo Arizona (Sept. 17, 2009)
  • "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Fine Line Between Ethical Business Practices and Prosecutable Conduct in International Business," Presenter, Global Connect Series (Aug. 18, 2009)
  • "Complying with U.S. Export Control Laws in a Global Environment," Presenter, U.S. Department of Commerce (2009)
  • "International Agency and Distributor Agreements: Export Controls, INCOTERMS 2000, and Drafting Considerations for the Middle East," Presenter, U.S. Department of Commerce (2009)
  • "Information Security in the Age of the USA PATRIOT Act," Presenter, Arizona Technology Council (2009)
  • "Controlling Global Financial Transfers: Understanding the Foreign Asset Control Regulations," Author, Global Connection (May 2009)
  • "Ethics Abroad: Minding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Author, Arizona Attorney (Feb. 2009)
  • "U.S. Export Controls, Embargoes, & Economic Sanctions Regulations," Guest Lecturer, Thunderbird School of Global Management (2009)
  • "Protected Health Information and Law Enforcement Disclosures," Presenter (2008-2009)
  • "Litigation in the Healthcare Industry: Can I Limit Risk?," Presenter (2006-2008)
  • "New CDC Warnings Prompt Global Businesses to Review Emergency Policies and Procedures," Author, Global Connection (Jan. 2008)
  • "Understanding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Presenter, State Bar of Arizona Convention (2008)
  • "Panel Discussion on SBIR Funding," Moderator and Panelist, Third Annual Nanotechnology Symposium (2008)
  • "Pandemic Legal Issues," Presenter (2008)
  • "Compliance with United States Export Laws when Trading with Mexico," Author, Global Connection (Nov. 2008)
  • "Entering Global Markets Without Violating U.S. Law," Author, Global Connection (Aug. 2007)
  • "Understanding Cross-Border Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolutions," Presenter, Lex Mundi North America Conference (2007)
  • "Medical Ethics: The Difficult Choices," Presenter (2007)
  • "The Future Constitutional Battle If The United States Ratifies The International Criminal Court Treaty," Author, Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 3, Spring 2003)

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Government Contracts (2013-2014), Civil Litigation Defense (2012)

  • Cub Scout Pack 446, Cubmaster
  • YMCA Youth Basketball and Sereno Soccer, Coach
  • OLPH Parent Advisory Board, Board Member
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee, Member
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council, International Leadership Committee, Member and Ambassador
  • Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Board Member and Membership Chair
  • Arizona International Growth Group, Board Advisor Member

  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, Judicial Extern to Hon. Jeremy Fogel
  • Liccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil, Law Clerk, San Jose, California

  • U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps Headquarters, Washington, D.C. (2004-2006)
  • Naval Legal Service Office, Europe and Southwest Asia, Rota, Spain (2002-2004)
  • Commander, Navy Region Southwest, San Diego, CA (1999-2002)

  • Arizona
  • California
  • District of Columbia

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Federal Court of Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals, Navy and Marine Corps
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Court of International Trade