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I am a successful trial lawyer with over 15 years of in-house experience representing BP America, Inc. and Starbucks.  I pride myself in being a strategic counselor and aggressive / effective litigator.

I am committed to giving back to my community and helping others who may face obstacles like those with which I was confronted growing up.  As someone who was told “no” a number of times – by undergraduate universities, law schools and employers - I am grateful for the advocates and mentors who played key roles in helping me achieve my personal and professional success.  I serve on the Board of Directors for Mercy House and have mentored youth, law students, and aspiring lawyers. 

When I am not practicing law, I enjoy spending my time with family, serving others, attending sporting events, and enjoying good food.  I look forward to representing Starbucks as a LCLD fellow and networking with like-minded professionals.

Director, Corporate Counsel
Starbucks Coffee Company
17700 Newhope Street, Suite 200
Fountain Valley, CA 98708

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Labor & Employment Law



Law School

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

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