I am part of DLA Piper's dynamic Northern California corporate group and am based in San Francisco. I focus on venture capital and mergers and acquisitions and especially enjoy working with startup clients. I grew up in an artist's studio and have a background in art history, and I interpret the world through that lens, so I can't help but to conceptualize my work by drawing a parallel between entrepreneurs and artists. I find that entrepreneurs, like artists, have an internal drive for disruption of the status quo that at its core aims to push boundaries for the advancement of society. Helping entrepreneurs realize their grand schemes inspires me.
It is precisely because of this that I have become closely involved with growing entrepreneurship ecosystems globally. During my last year at Berkeley Law, I co-organized the first law and technology conference in Yerevan, Armenia – Irava-Tech – with the goal of opening a dialog among entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and attorneys about advancing the entrepreneurship ecosystem there and creating a solid pipeline to Silicon Valley. I thrive on helping bridge the legal gaps that entrepreneurs from growing economies inevitably face as they grow in their local markets and on their path to Silicon Valley.
Outside of work, I enjoy doing embroidery, reading, being out in nature and spending time with my friends and family.