Practice Areas:

Business Law; Contracts; Commercial Law; Appellate Practice; Copyrights; Litigation; Securities Law; Sports Law; Unfair Competition; Federal Civil Practice; Trademarks


1987, Virginia; 1988, District of Columbia; 2004, Maryland; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia and Fourth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court; Virginia Supreme Court

Law School:

University of Virginia, J.D.


Dartmouth College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1981 Phi Beta Kappa; Leningrad State University, Russian Language Program, 1982


Alexandria, Maryland State, Federal and American Bar Associations; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Virginia State Bar.


Phi Beta Kappa. Awardee, Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award, Litigation Race Discrimination Class Action, 2003. Recipient, WBE certification (Women’s Business Enterprise). Law Clerk to Albert V. Bryan, Jr. Chief Judge, Eastern District of Virginia, 1986-1988. Partner, Jenner & Block LLP, 1993-2005. Associate, Jenner & Block LLP, 1988-1993. Member, Mount Vernon Country Club; Detroit Golf Club. She has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell.


Detroit, Michigan