I am an appellate, intellectual property, and technology lawyer, a blogger and columnist, a podcast host, and featured in The Huffington Post's "Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter" and "Google+ Users You Need to Follow.*

Though I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I now live in Newport Beach. While at UCLA (B.A. 1987), I majored in English and earned departmental honors for a thesis on the works of T.S. Eliot. After college, my interests took a more South Campus turn. I began studying computers and technological issues while I earned my law degree from Boalt Hall in Berkeley (J.D. 1990).

Today, I practice appellate and technology law, primarily on a consulting basis. I have more fun than should be allowed hosting this WEEK in LAW and writing the occasional column for The American Lawyer — both gigs that came my way due to the good graces and endorsements of folks I met online. Blogs I write or have written include Bag and Baggage, Lawgarithms (CBS Interactive/ZDNet), Between Lawyers (Corante), and The Industry Standard.  Want to know even more?  Here's my Google Profile.

My father is a lawyer turned author whose work I will plug at any opportunity, and he helps run the gorgeous Little River Inn just south of Mendocino, CA.

* My musings on legal issues are provided as a service to the Web community, and do not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice. I try to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from my blogs and shows. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, so none of my or my guests' comments should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. I am admitted to practice law in California and the Ninth, Sixth, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and nowhere else, and do not intend to represent anyone desiring representation in a state where this site may fail to comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules.

Been there.

Done that.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

U.C. Berkeley, Discovering the New Legal Landscape for Digital Media, as blogged and photographed by:

Saturday, July 31, 2005

BlogHer, panel on "Women Who Want to Fund, Build and Sell Things, as blogged or commented on by:

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Gnomedex, panel on Today's Digital Legalities. Related links at del.icio.us tag lawnow. As blogged or commented on by:

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Digital ID World 2004, panel on Trusted Computing. MP3 audio available (4.9MB). As blogged or commented on by:

Thursday, October 14, 2004

In Google We Trust (264KB PDF), discussion in the ABA Journal about the growing role of search for practitioners and lawmakers

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

KCET (Los Angeles), Life & Times, segment on cell phone cameras and privacy.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Digital ID World 2003, panel on Digital Rights Management. MP3 audio available (10.2MB). As blogged or commented on by:

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

ClickZ Weblog Business Strategies Conference & Expo, panel on Law Of The Blog, as blogged or commented on by:

Friday, November 22, 2002

Indescribable...Indestructible...Nothing Can Stop It! Revenge of the Blog, panel on Law And Blogs, as blogged or commented on by:

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Digital ID World 2002, panel on Digital Rights Management. MP3 audio available (5MB). As blogged or commented on by:

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Interview with the Barrister, an interview with Frank Paynter