I love learning, teaching, and solving complex business and legal problems. I have a deep interest in exploring why organizations fail and in designing systems to prevent that. I am very interested in fiduciary duties, making organizations more ethical, and the legal and ethical aspects of Big Data, artificial intelligence, business analytics, fintech, and other technological developments, particularly as they relate to consumer privacy.
My legal career has been focused on complex civil and commercial litigation and issues related to liability, risk management, business management, corporate governance, employment law, and litigation. I have been involved in litigation and am currently writing a research paper related to how consumer protection law must evolve to deal with threats from big data, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and changes in technology.
I serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Creighton University School of Law, where I teach Negotiation and ADR courses to law students and as an Adjunct Professor at Creighton University's Heider College of Business, teaching negotiation and basic and advanced courses on business law to business students. I also served on the faculty for the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), where I instructed other Attorneys General on trial advocacy and negotiation skills.
I led the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office’s investigation of Goodwill Omaha and directed a team of attorneys and investigators who worked to determine what happened and how to fix the organization. I drafted the Official Report of Findings and a guidebook of Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations. I also helped to design and implement the eBay/PayPal Community Court, a ground-breaking user-driven online dispute resolution system.
I am currently taking a course on Python programming and studying for the CIPP/US exam. I’m also looking into the possibility of adding another Master’s degree in Business Analytics and Data Science.
My CliftonStrengths are Achiever, Strategic, Learner, Ideation, and Individualization.
Negotiation (LAW 410), Creighton University School of Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAW 310), Creighton University School of Law
Business Law (BUS 301), Heider College of Business, Creighton University
Legal Environment of Business (BUS 201), Heider College of Business, Creighton University
Seminar in Business/Seminar in Management: Negotiations (BUS 479), Heider College of Business, Creighton University
Legal and Ethical Issues for Business Managers (MBA 479), Heider College of Business, Creighton University (in development)
Negotiation for Business Managers (MBA 479), Heider College of Business, Creighton University (in development)
Trial Advocacy, National Association of Attorneys General Training Institute (NAGTRI)
Negotiation, National Association of Attorneys General Training Institute (NAGTRI)
Kirkpatrick Signature Series, Bellevue University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Heider College of Business, Creighton University
Master of Science, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (MSNDR), Werner Institute, Creighton University
Juris Doctor (JD), Creighton University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bellevue University
AV-Preeminent Peer Rating- Martindale-Hubbell, since 2012
this rating is limited to approximately 10% of attorneys
AV-Preeminent Client Rating- Martindale-Hubbell, since 2014
SuperLawyers Rising Star
this award recognizes no more than 2.5% of lawyers in any state
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2018-2019 class
Nominee, Faculty Member of the Year, Heider College of Business, 2019
Member of the Bar Association of the United States Supreme Court
Admitted to Practice In
Nebraska State Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Areas of Research Interest
Big Data, Emerging Technology, and the Internet of Things