I have extensive experience defending companies against qui tam litigation and associated government investigations and representing domestic and foreign companies in investigations by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s offices, and foreign competition authorities. I also have experience representing clients in state and federal courts and arbitration. I served as appointed co-defense counsel in the federal murder trial of a man who was charged with and convicted of attempting to assassinate a sitting federal judge, and handled the subsequent appeal in the Eleventh Circuit.
Before joining Alston & Bird, I served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. I received my J.D. in 2009 from Wake Forest University School of Law, where I was symposium editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. I earned my B.A., cum laude, in international business administration from Rhodes College in 2005 and a graduate diploma in commerce from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.