Who I Am

I’m an attorney for creative individuals and businesses.

I am a native of California and attended Stanford University, where I earned my Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in English.
After graduating from Stanford University, I founded and then operated a successful design and manufacturing business for eight years. During that time, I learned what it takes to create and run a successful company.
I decided to become a lawyer after feeling the frustration of seeing my designs and other ideas stolen by others. While attending UCLA School of Law, I began to understand just how many people and businesses needed good help in protecting their bright ideas.
After earning my J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2000, I worked as an attorney at a prestigious Los Angeles law firm (Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips, LLP), then in-house as Vice President of a small music publishing company (Palan Music, later purchased by MCS), and as Business Affairs Counsel at a prominent fashion company (BCBG).
Aspiring to give my clients the personal attention that I had wanted when I ran my design and manufacturing business, I decided to open my own law practice in 2006. To this day, I adhere to the ideals that brought me to the practice of law in the first place: protecting and strengthening the work of entrepreneurs and creative businesses.
I am a member of the California State Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles, Stanford Ideas and Connections Network and the Rotary Club of Santa Monica. I serve on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels West, volunteer at the non-profit California Lawyers for the Arts.
I strive to have a rich life outside of the office. I have been a poet since the age of five, and I also paint on canvas. I enjoy playing beach volleyball, practicing yoga, playing tennis and writing and performing my own poetry. I also love to scuba dive, and in the photo gallery you can find photographs from trips I have taken around the world.
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