I am an associate in the firm’s New York office and practice in the Litigation department. I represent corporations, financial services firms, hedge funds and individuals in complex civil litigation, regulatory and white collar proceedings and internal investigations.
Before joining RK&O, I clerked for Judge Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. I earned my J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2010.
Toward the end of my clerkship, I began searching for a firm to call home. I was intrigued by the advantages often associated with practicing at a smaller firm - more substantive responsibility, better mentorship opportunities, and a more collegial environment, to name a few - but was unwilling to sacrifice the sophistication of a “big firm” litigation practice. Ultimately, I chose RK&O because it could deliver what I valued most: the opportunity to work on challenging and sophisticated cases in an environment that encourages teamwork and mentorship.
In the time since I joined RK&O, I have worked on several challenging civil and white collar representations on behalf of a diverse client base ranging from one of the world’s largest interdealer brokers to an individual officer of a multinational investment bank. In many of these matters, I am the only associate working on the case. In all of them, I work directly with partners who expect me to make significant contributions to dispositive briefing, fact development and overall case strategy. I come to work every day expecting to be challenged, and I leave every day feeling accomplished. Most importantly, I get to work with a remarkably talented group of litigators, most of whom, like myself, joined RK&O after clerkships and/or stints at large law firms.