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RssLaw & Finance Professional with a Strong Technology Background

A challenge where my legal, operational, financial and business skills can be put to use to add value in transactions, regulatory compliance, lobbying and litigation.


Hudson, NY

About Me


Legal Services




Nominated for, and served 3 years as, secretary/treasurer and board member of the New York State Targeted Accessibility Fund. Adjunct law professor at 2 law schools. Senior Affiliated Researcher at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Ideal Companies:

verizon, level3, at&t

Education level:

Law Degree

Will Relocate:



Hudson, NY

Work Experiences

8/2008 - Present


Individual Contributor

  • Recently accepted appointment as adjunct professor of telecommunications law, economics and policy to second- and third-year law students.

1/2002 - 5/2008

Hofstra Law School

Individual Contributor

  • Adjunct professor of telecommunications law, economics and policy to second- and third-year law students.

1/2001 - Present



  • Engage in the practice of corporate law focusing on technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, Internet, commercial and residential real estate, and general corporate law. Transactional practice emphasizes all aspects of negotiation and documentation of complex contractual matters principally in the areas of IP licensing (in and out), network agreements (interconnection, reciprocal compensation, peering/transit, IRUs/bandwidth leases, terrestrial and subsea, etc.), vendor agreements, real estate leases and buy/sell agreements, IP (copyright/trademark/patent), and financing (debt and equity). Provide regulatory counsel and represent clients before regulatory bodies (licensure and compliance, filing comments and replies, tracking pending legislation/regulation) at federal, state, local and international levels. Provide representation for clients' litigation needs from inception to conclusion. Strong legal/financial/accounting practice built on nexus of deep industry knowledge, regulatory and financial skills. Clients include commercial and residential landlords and tenants, commercial real estate brokers, software and content providers, facilities-based carriers, ISPs, undersea cable owners/operators, private equity funds, healthcare providers and healthcare information publishers, and wireless marketing companies. Provide policy/legislative analysis of international telecommunications, technology, Internet and e-commerce/digital signature laws for consultancies and NGOs.

1/1996 - 1/2001

Empire One Telecommunications


  • Founder, senior executive and general counsel of a facilities-based telecommunications company offering local, long distance, Internet and data services to Russian- and Chinese-speaking commercial and residential customers throughout the U.S. Personally managed all inter-carrier (local, long distance, data) agreements (interconnection, resale, bilateral traffic, transit and peering) as well as commercial and consumer agreements. Directly responsible for all interaction with state, federal and foreign regulatory bodies and staff on issues of licensure, compliance and in rulemaking proceedings.

1/1995 - 1/1996

Columbia Institute for Tele-Information/Columbia University

Director / VP

  • Led day-to-day and long-term planning operations and fund-raising of this independent, post-doctoral research institute focusing on the economics, public policy and regulation of telecommunications and networked industries. Worked with senior executives of the largest public and private telecommunications and media companies from the US, Japan, UK, Korea, Australia and other countries, on joint projects and commissioned research. Met with ministers and senior advisors at numerous governmental regulatory agencies in the US and abroad. Active researcher and writer in the areas of electronic banking, network interconnection, and wireless networks. Frequent guest on CNBC discussing business and policy issues affecting the media and telecommunications industries.