More About Me


I currently work as a shareholder (partner) at the law firm of Kirton McConkie.  Before practicing law, I worked for many years in the software industry, principally with the Linux operating system and network security.  Below are some details about my background and training.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M), with merit, in international intellectual property law, University of London
  • Juris Doctor (JD), George Washington University Law School
    • Editor in Chief, Public Contract Law Journal of the American Bar Association
  • MBA, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management
  • BA, Linguistics & Italian, University of Utah


Bar Admissions

New York, Connecticut, Utah, England and Wales (solicitor, non-practising)

Registered Canadian Trade-Mark Agent

Selected Publications

“Information Services, Technology, and Data Protection.” (International Legal Developments in Review: 2009.) __ International Lawyer __, American Bar Association (2010) (with Poorvi Chothani and James Thurman.)

“Government Use of Free Software,” Public Contract Law Journal, American Bar Association, Volume 33, Number 3, Spring 2004

The Complete Guide to Linux System Administration, 2004, Course Technology, Inc. (ISBN: 0619216166)