Education

George Mason University School of Law
LL.M. in Law and Economics
Thesis: “Who Watches the Watchmen? Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecutions”

The Ohio State University College of Law
J.D.
Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
Research Assistant for Professor Sarah Cole
CALI Award for Highest Grade, Criminal Defenses Seminar

Vanderbilt University
B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and Philosophy

Experience

Charles Koch Foundation
Program Officer, 2017 – present

Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Senior Research Writer and Associate Policy Editor, 2016 – 2017
Policy Writer and Editor, 2014 – 2016

Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law
Research Faculty (Assistant Director, Research & Policy), 2012 – 2014

Cause of Action Institute
Attorney & Legal Fellow, 2012

Washington Legal Foundation
Litigation Attorney, 2011

Cato Institute, Center for Constitutional Studies
Legal Associate, 2011

The Ohio State University College of Law (Election Law @ Moritz)
Research Analyst, 2010

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigative Division
Honors Intern, 2009 – 2010

Publications

“Civil Disobedience and the Rule of Law: Punishing “Good” Lawbreaking in a New Era of Protest,” – forthcoming, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, Volume 28, Issue 1 (2017).

“Evaluating “Consumer Relief” Payments in Recent Bank Settlement Agreements,” – Journal of Business & Securities Law, Volume 17, Issue 2 (2017).

“Addressing Concerns of Congestion Pricing” (with T. Miller, T. Bolema and T. Savidge), Mercatus Center at George Mason University, May 2017

“Non-Bank Small Dollar Loans Primer” (with T. Miller), forthcoming, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Fall 2017

“Comprehensive Regulatory Reform” (with P. McLaughlin and J. Ellig), Mercatus Policy Primer, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, May 2017

“The Political Economy of Corporate Financial Regulatory Legislation,” – John Marshall Law Review, Volume 49, Issue 3 (2016)

“Who Watches the Watchmen? Accountability in Federal Corporate Criminal Prosecution Agreements” – American Journal of Criminal Law, Volume 43, Issue 2 (2016)

“The Need for FDA Reform: Four Models” (with A. Thierer), Mercatus Center at George Mason University, September 2016

“Comment on Proposed Rule on Arbitration Agreements, 12 CFR Part 1040” (with T. Zywicki and J. Johnston), Mercatus Center at George Mason University, August 2016

“Permissionless Innovation: A 10-Point Checklist for Public Policymakers” (with A. Thierer), Mercatus Center at George Mason University, March 2016

“Economic Perspectives: Cybersecurity Reforms for the 21st Century” (with E. Dourado and A. Castillo), Mercatus Center at George Mason University, November 2015

“Should the U.S. Import-Export Bank Be Reauthorized?” (with V. de Rugy and N. Ghei), Mercatus Center at George Mason University, July 2015

“Trends in the Use of Non-Prosecution, Deferred Prosecution, and Plea Agreements in the Settlement of Alleged Corporate Criminal Wrongdoing” (with C. Alexander, M. Cohen, and S. Higgins) – Searle Civil Justice Institute Report, April 2015

Research and Teaching Interests

Criminal Law and White Collar Crime, Corporate Financial Regulation, Law and Economics, Constitutional Law, Administrative and Regulatory Law, Public Choice, First Amendment

Briefings, Panels, and Presentations

Writing Research Summaries, Koch Associate Program and Liberty@Work, Charles Koch Institute
October 2016

Condensing Long-Form Research Into Short-Form Writing, Koch Associate Program and Liberty@Work, Charles Koch Institute
October 2016

Short-Form Writing, Mercatus MA Fellows Workshop
April 2015, January 2016, October 2016

SCOTUS Civil Justice: Cases to be Heard Before the Supreme Court’s October Term 2013
October 4, 2013 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

Rule 11 Reform
October 21, 2013 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

False Claims Act Reform
December 6, 2013 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

The FDA’s Proposed Rule for Generic Drug Liability
February 24, 2014 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

Economic Efficiency, Civil Litigation, and Discovery Reform
April 11, 2014 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

Asbestos Litigation
April 25, 2014 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

Arbitration and the CFPB
May 16, 2014 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund: The End of Securities Fraud Litigation?
June 13, 2014 – Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building

Bar Memberships

District of Columbia
State of Maryland
State of Tennessee
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Supreme Court of the United States

Associations

American Law and Economics Association
The Federalist Society
American Bar Association