Representative Activities & Accomplishments

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Summit County Builders Association
  • Youth Exchange Officer for the Summit Rotary Club
  • Summit County Chamber of Commerce
  • Frisco Chamber of Commerce
  • Teach civil litigation for paralegals at Colorado Mountain College
  • Teach trial advocacy and coach mock trial team at Summit High School
  • Copper Resort Chamber
  • As an Assistant US Attorney in the Northern District of California, prosecuted businesses for violation of federal laws, including environmental and international laws.
  • Helped establish joint ventures with Russian textile mills to facilitate the sale of textiles and garments worldwide. Assisted with purchase and modernization of textile mill.
  • Extensive experience working with US companies in the former USSR, including ten months living in Kazakhstan on a USAID project.
  • Drafted and negotiated contracts for participation of Russian officials and factory directors to attend the MGL management training school in Trevose, PA. Lectured to Russians on commercial Law and contracts, and coordinated all conferences, including several large conferences for the textile industry.
  • Directly responsible for managing all litigation for a US based company with extensive interests in Russia, including litigation regarding the sale of Russian-made textiles.
  • Developed and implemented public education and public relations campaigns for several USAID sponsored contractors in Almaty, Kazakhstan dealing with the transition to a market economy, including conferences, seminars, TV and radio programming, news, bulletins, press releases, research surveys and articles, USAIF PE specialist II.
  • As a USAID Legal Specialist II, worked with the ARD/Checchi Rule Law consortium in Central Asia to deliver a training program for prosecutors and judges on economic crimes.
  • Developed and delivered training programs to governmental officials in Bosnia on economic reforms.
  • Delivered lectures to lawyers, judges and prosecutors in several Central Asian capitols on the US Criminal Justice System for the Academy of Educational Development /NIS Educational Training Project (AED/NET).
  • Speaker at numerous conferences and meetings on the topic of Doing Business with Russia and/or the USSR, including the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce, American Conference Institute, University of Pennsylvania Foreign Policy Research Institute, and several Rotary Clubs.
  • Established the first joint venture between an American company and a private cooperative in the Ukraine, and drafted joint venture documents, which have become a model for companies seeking similar ventures. Helped organize production and management of this venture, and worked with local authorities on legal, accountant and other business issues that arose.
  • Helped establish an international business services center at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow offering international telecommunications, translation, event planning and office services to international business-people in Russia.
  • Extensive experience writing business plans and proposals for government funded projects.
  • Provided consulting services to US companies of different sizes (including Ingram Cactus and FMC) seeking to locate joint venture partners or enter the Russian market.