• Professional Experience
    2011 - Present
    I am the Command Judge Advocate for USFOR-A Det North, advising the Deputy Commander on a variety of US issues including fiscal law, claims, discipline, administrative law, and international agreements.I am also the Deputy Legal Adviser to ISAF Regional Command North, advising the Deputy Commander and multinational staff on many issues involving international law and the rules of engagement.
    2007 - Present
    I am stationed at Naval Legal Services Office (NLSO) Pacific at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, providing defense and legal assistance to the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) of the Seventh Fleet. I am certified to practice law as a JAG attorney under Article 27(b), UCMJ, and I am a federal notary public under 10 U.S.C. 1044(a). I am primarily a defense attorney for Sailors at general or special courts-martial. I also provide personal representation advice for Sailors or Marines facing administrative separation, non-judicial punishment ("Mast"), or other similar issues. In my legal assistance practice, I draft wills and ancillary health care documents, give advice on divorce, separation, child support, and child custody for all American states, territories, and Japan, advise on realty (landlord-tenant) and default judgment matters based on state law and the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA), review contracts for legal sufficiency, and work on identity theft and consumer fraud issues affecting Sailors, Marines, and their families. My collateral military duties include Supply Officer, Social Committee Coordinator, and Librarian. I am an articles editor on the Naval Law Review. I attended Naval Justice School's Basic Lawyer Course (#09030) from May-July 2009. I am licensed to practice law in New Jersey and the District of Columbia and before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
    2008 - 2008
    Chambers of the Honorable Scott W. Stucky
    2007 - 2007
    I worked in the Chief Attorney and Legal Services Directorate, Contracting Center of Excellence, at the Pentagon as a law clerk, processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) claims for approximately 55 Army agencies that fall under the Secretary of the Army's authority.
    2006 - 2006
    I worked as a general law clerk in the Office of General Counsel, Executive Office of the President, on a variety of administrative law and employment law matters involving the various agencies within the White House Office.
    2006 - 2006
    I worked in Code 14, General Litigation, Office of the Judge Advocate General on a variety of federal litigation cases in which the Navy was named as a defendant. I prepared a weekly report of the Guanatanamo detainee habeas filings and wrote a summary for the Judge Advocate General of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan. I also processed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeals and conducted small and large scale research projects on a variety of federal and military matters.
    2003 - 2005
    I worked as the principal legal assistant on corporate litigation and regulatory investigation matters (SEC, NASD, NYSE, and NY Attorney General) involving Fortune 500 companies and other high-profile corporate clients. I managed cases at all stages of the litigation, including initial discovery and production, deposition preparation, summary judgment motions, and trial preparation. Additionally, I supervised clerks and temporary paralegals on short- and long-term projects, and served as a liaison between the client, attorneys, and litigation services.
    2007
    I will attend the Naval Justice School's Basic Lawyer Course from May-July 2009. After that, I will relocate to Yokosuka, Japan to provide defense and legal services at Naval Legal Services Office (NLSO) Yokosuka.
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  • Educational Background
    2005 - 2008

    Extra-activity: Associate Symposium Editor, American University Law ReviewMember, Moot Court Honor Society - Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2008: Quarterfinalist- Niagara Cup Moot Court Competition 2007: 2nd Best Advocate; Best Team Argument--Applicant; Best Team Memorial--Applicant; Runner-Up- ABA Regional Negotiation Competition 2006: 4th Place

    1999 - 2003

    Extra-activity: President, Columbia University College RepublicansChair, Barnard College Honor BoardColumnist, Columbia Daily Spectator

    1997 - 1999
  • Related People
    • Jeremy Goldman
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  • Milestones

    CAPT George T. Smith, USN, Leadership Award (Navy Officer Development School, October 2008)

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