Education & Experience



iOctopus Consulting
Attorney at Law and Litigation Process Consultant
December 2013 – Present

Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP – Portland, Oregon
Partner – 2010-2013
Associate – 2005-2009

Commercial litigator with expertise in electronic discovery
• Successful first and second chair trial attorney
• Extensive experience working with clients and case teams to develop litigation strategy
• Adviser on records management and litigation risk and readiness strategy
• Adviser on electronic discovery vendor engagement
• Manager and supervisor third party litigation service partners
• Manager and counselor on all aspects of electronic discovery issues including complex preservation challenges, mandatory early discovery disclosures, meet-and-confer strategy and discovery defensibility
• Advises clients in commencement, defense and settlement of contract and commercial disputes, trade secret litigation and construction defect claims

Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP – Cleveland, Ohio
Associate – 1999-2005

Professional Recognition

• Portland Business Journal “Forty Under 40” – 2011
• Oregon Rising Stars” in Civil Litigation Defense, Law & Politics – 2009
• Community and Professional Activities and Memberships

Admitted to practice in
• Ohio (1999)
• Oregon (2006)
• United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
• United States District Court for the District of Oregon
• Board Member – National Organization for Women – Oregon Chapter
• Board Member – Family Forward Oregon
• Oregon Sedona Conference, Working Group 1
• American Bar Association
• Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
• Oregon State Bar Practice and Procedure Committee, 2009-2012
• Board Member Children’s Relief Nursery Board of Trustees, Portland, Oregon 2006-09
• Board Member Providence House Crisis Nursery, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000-06


University of Michigan Law School – J.D. 1998
• Production Manager/Executive Editor – Michigan Journal of Gender & Law
• Kellogg Child Welfare Law Fellow – 1996

University of Michigan School of Social Work – M.S.W. 1997

Bryn Mawr College – A.B. 1993 – American History and Ethnic Issues – summa cum laude


Selected Publications and Presentations


January 2013
“Recognizing Changes, Seeking Balance: Cost Management and the Modern Lawyer,” In-House Defense Quarterly
July 2011
“An Overview of Counsel’s Role in Evidence Collection: Digital Evidence Collection and Technology” in The Role of Technology in Evidence Collection: Leading Lawyers on Preserving Electronic Evidence, Developing New Collection Strategies, and Understanding the Implications of Social Media (Inside the Minds),” West/ Thomson Reuters
July/August 2010
Co-Author “Alt-Delete – Judges have made it clear that ignorance is no longer an excuse for spoliation of electronic evidence,” MCLE Article and Self-Assessment Test, Los Angeles Lawyer
February 2008
“Case Management and Transparency vs. Gamesmanship (and Sanctions): Recent Decisions in Electronic Discovery,” Litigation Journal, Oregon State Bar
February 2007
Co-Author “To Peek or Not to Peek: Special Considerations for Discovery of Complex Digital Information,” Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter
February 2006
Co-Author “Commonsense Electronic Discovery Planning – How to Help Your Client Meet Its Electronic Production Obligations,” Litigation Journal, Oregon State Bar

March 2012
Panelist, “Electronic Discovery in Environmental Litigation,” Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Ore
November 2011
“E-Discovery – Beyond Email,” Multnomah County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
November 2011
Panelist, “Data Management in ESI Discovery,” American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Conference
October 2011
“Social Media Discovery,” Oregon Paralegal Association Annual Convention
September 2011
“Early Case Assessment,” Controlling Your Case Through Early Assessment and Disclosure, Exterro User Conference
May 2011
“Electronic Discovery 101 for Healthcare Professionals,” Grand Rounds Lecture Series, The Billings Clinic
September 2010
Co-presenter, “Legal Holds: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You,” TechAmerica, Webinar
May 2010
Moderator, “Judicial Perspectives on Case Law Developments and Practical Issues in Electronic Discovery,” Best Practices and Recent Trends in Electronic Discovery, Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education
October 2009
“Practice Points from Recent Cases,” Colorado Association of Litigation Support Professionals 3rd Annual eDiscovery Summit
September 2009
“E-Discovery Case Law Update,” Fios Webinar
July 2009
“Electronic Discovery Ethics and Logistics,” National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
February & August
Faculty – Document Review Course – E-Discovery Training Academy, Georgetown University Law Center
May 2008 & 2009
Seminar Planning Committee and Faculty – Electronic Discovery Seminar Defense Research Institute
November 2008
“Litigating Software Disputes,” Society for Information Management, Portland Chapter
November 2007
“Introduction to Metadata in Discovery,” Gus Solomon Inn of Court
September 2007
“Computer and Internet Law: Changes and Challenges to an Evolving Practice,” Electronic Discovery, Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education
June 2007
“E-Discovery Practice in Oregon’s Federal and State Courts,” Federal Practice, Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education

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