Born in New Haven, Connecticut, 1962. Attended Montgomery County, Maryland, public schools; Colgate University, B.A. (international relations/political science), summa cum laude, 1985; Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1988. Law clerk to Judge Herbert F. Murray, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1988-89. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1988; District of Columbia Bar, 1989. Attorney. Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery, 2000-. Member, District of Columbia Bar Association. Director of Research, Citizens for Sarbanes, 1994. Columnist, Global eCommerce Law and Business Report. Legislative Liaison, Community Rights Coalition; Coalition Against Childhood Lead Poisoning, 1995. Member, Howard County Democratic Central Committee, 1999-2002. President, Columbia Democratic Club, 2001-02. Award of merit, Department of the Environment, 1993. Governor's Salute to Excellence, 1995. Legislator of the Year, Maryland State's Attorneys Association, 2003. Governor's Victim Assistance Award, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, 2004. Outstanding Conservationist of the Year, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2004. Recognized for Outstanding Leadership on Reproductive Freedom, Maryland Chapter, National Organization for Women, 2005. Married; three children.
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