Firm, Company, Title:
Cypress LLP, Associate Attorney
Young Lawyers’ Committee
I am a Chicago native who came to Los Angeles to pursue my law degree at Loyola Law School. While in law school, I served as an extern for the Central District of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I went on to clerk for two years for the Superior Court of Los Angeles, where I worked for several judges in the unlimited civil division. Recently, I joined Cypress LLP as an Associate Attorney assisting the firm’s litigation, intellectual property, and cybersecurity practice groups. I am a published author on music, copyright, and online privacy law and have been recognized by the Grammy Foundation and Criminal Bar Section of the California Bar for my published work.
What is important about your Committee?
The Young Lawyers’ Committee organizes and plans a number of events specifically geared toward attorneys and law students who have been practicing for less than 10 years. Our goal is to provide young lawyers with insight into the practice of intellectual property law and to afford an opportunity to network with industry professionals. We plan our events in concert with the LAIPLA Board and are able to provide young lawyers with access to our extended network of members and sponsors.
Why did you want to chair your Committee?
I got involved with LAIPLA during law school and found that the Young Lawyers’ events were great networking opportunities. Since graduating, I have continued to be involved with LAIPLA and wanted to support the Young Lawyers’ program that I had been a member of for some time.
What are your goals for your Committee?
Our goals include finding popular venues for our upcoming events, increasing participation, and coordinating projects with other Committees.
What are you most looking forward or favorite memory of your Committee?
My favorite memories working on the committee are when I see our members enjoy our events, accomplish their professional goals, all while having some fun. Whether it’s playing ping pong at the Standard or grabbing a drink on the Westside for our Spring Social, we try to make our events casual and entertaining.
What makes LAIPLA different than other legal organizations?
LAIPLA has an incredibly rich history going back to 1934. The organization’s long history is possible because of the commitment by its members and leadership from the Board.
Favorite Movie or Song:
My favorite movie is probably Aliens with Sigourney Weaver.