A lifelong resident of Delaware, I am currently an associate in Elliott Greenleaf's Delaware office and concentrate my current practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, entity formation, non-profit representation, insurance coverage disputes, compliance and intellectual property. I am proud to be a part of a nationally-recognized firm that consistently delivers effective and efficient results to our clients.
Prior to joining Elliott Greenleaf, I managed the mass tort litigation docket for the Wilmington office of a regional defense firm. I have extensive experience litigating in Delaware's various state and federal courts from case inception through trial. I am familiar with the formation of various types of entities and local licensing requirements relating thereto. I have a broad range of litigation experience, including: products liability, construction defect, post-confirmation of bankruptcy trusts, insurance coverage disputes, contract disputes and execution of and collection on judgments. I have presented on numerous topics including all phases of litigation and various theories of liability at events hosted by Perrin Conferences and the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and Masters degrees in Social Services and Law & Social Policy from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. I have served as a Child Advocate Social Worker with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, representing children in the Philadelphia child welfare system. While in law school, I served as a law clerk intern to the Honorable M. Jane Brady of the Delaware Superior Court and the Honorable Aida Waserstein of the Delaware Family Court. I represented a number of individuals pursuing claims after the enactment of Delaware's Child Victims Act in 2007. I earned my J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2009.
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I am currently the Assistant Treasurer for the Delaware State Bar Association (term July 2017 through June 2018). I am also the Secretary for the Women and the Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (term July 2017 through June 2019). I was recently selected as a Business Law Fellow of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. The Fellows Program represents a commitment by the Business Law Section to encourage the participation of young lawyers, lawyers of color, LGBT lawyers and lawyers with disabilities in Section activities. Participants in the program are provided a path to Section Leadership though unique leadership positions within their substantive Committees and the Business Law Fellows Committee. Additionally, Fellows are introduced to the Section's structure and opportunities for leadership. I was selected to participate in the 2016 Next Generation Program of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. I am a co-author on two chapters of the recently published Reorganizing Failing Businesses (3d ed.): Fiduciary Duties of Financially Troubled Corporations, co-authored with C.J. Myron T. Steele (Ret.) and Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena and Collective Bargaining Agreements, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, co-authored with Albert Togut, Neil Berger and Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena. I recently presented at a webinar hosted by Financial Poise: Inside Counsel Insider Series/Corporate and Regulatory Compliance 1.0 - Executive Compensation. I have also presented at various conferences on all phases and aspects of litigation from pre-Complaint investigation through trial.
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