Q: If there is one aspect of your practice that would sum-up what you can best do for your clients, what would that be?
I provide the “big picture” for my clients, which I believe to be important because so many disasters, whether they be person-driven, caused by engineering or design error, or simply acts of God, I get to the bottom line and work with my clients for solutions
Q: What do you consider to be the most challenging case you have had in your career?
Without question, it was my representation of the passengers, pilots and crew aboard the T-43 aircraft that killed then Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown near Dubrovnik Croatia. The case involved international intrigue, deaths in a foreign country, and challenging legal issues. I served as co-lead Plaintiffs’ trial counsel for all aboard in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
Q: Have you found time in your practice, to engage in legal support activities that were pro-bono?
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect my practice has been the inner-city Program for kids that I started while a Partner at what is now DLA Piper. I am proud to say that I was the inspirational force behind DLA Piper’s initiation of the first Law Explorer Post in Washington, D.C., a program designed by the Boy Scouts of America to “connect” young inner-city kids with the professional world. I ran that program for more than 18 years.