Resume


Skills

  • Web applications with Ruby/Rails, PythonC, C++, Java, and SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Front-end development in HTML5 with CSS/SASS/SCSS, JavaScript, Polymer, JQuery, and Angular JS
  • iOS Development in Objective-C and Swift
  • Android Development in Java

Experience

Hacker in Residence – Columbia Startup Lab

January 2015 – Present

Provide technical and business advice to the members of the Columbia Startup Lab, home to over 40 founder teams with diverse backgrounds and goals. Common issues include managing web application development, balancing in-house and consulting resources, and positioning for funding rounds and/or acquisition.

Principal – Wallaris LLC

August 2014 – Present

Focused on mobile applications and web services. Ruby on Rails, Python, and Java for server-side development; HTML-5 + JavaScript on client side. Experienced with a variety of frameworks, languages, and technologies.

Hacker Schooler – Hacker School

September 2014 – November 2014

Member of Fall-1 2014 Batch at programming retreat.

  • Implemented a full-stack, location-aware web application that provides search results along a given route in order to show users what’s on the way to a destination.
  • Developed a Swift iOS app to perform facial recognition on a live video feed and highlight the detected faces on the iOS screen.
  • Developed a full-stack micro-publicity engine and reference implementation with Ruby, Sinatra, MongoDB, Angular JS, iOS, and Android.

Associate – Goodwin Procter LLP

September 2006 – July 2014

Specialized in complex investigations and the resulting negotiation and dispute resolution. Conducted numerous corporate investigations and represented several individuals in internal and government investigations. Expertise in complex accounting and financial issues, high-frequency trading, securities order routing and financial instruments, including securitizations and derivatives.

  • Represented entities and individuals in the technology and finance sectors, from startups to major banks, in white-collar matters and civil suits, including criminal defense, government investigations, securities and commercial litigation.
  • Regularly led teams of 25+ individuals consisting of associate and contract attorneys, IT vendors, forensic accountants, and private investigators.
  • Investigated allegations involving market manipulation, insider trading, interpositioning, export controls (OFAC/BIS), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, revenue recognition, antitrust, tax evasion, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Conducted witness interviews, supervised document collection and reviews, and prepared reports to management, boards, regulators, and prosecutors.
  • Member of trial team obtaining sole acquittal in what government alleged was largest criminal tax fraud case in U.S. history.

 

Special Assistant District Attorney – Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

August 2009 – January 2010

Participated in Partners in Prosecution Program, completing five-month rotation as Special Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, NY. Investigated and tried a variety of criminal cases in State Supreme and Criminal Courts. Obtained convictions for attempted murder, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and sale of controlled substances.

 

Senior Developer – Gargoyle Strategic Investments

December 2001 – June 2003

Assumed technical leadership role at hedge fund dealing primarily in U.S. equity options. Led efforts to improve existing software and program new trading strategies. Developed automated portfolio risk management system using C#, C++, and MS-SQL Server.

 

Director of Software Development – Alkindi, Inc.

2000 – 2001

Developed web-based recommendation engine for films based upon crowd-sourced collaborative filtering model. Implemented distributed analytical engine using mixture of open-source and proprietary frameworks, including JSP, Java, and Oracle on Linux.

 

Manager of Windows Development – Daedalus Technology Group

April 1996 – June 2000

Directed all software development for Microsoft operating systems. Experience with digital audio and video, data compression and encryption, and secure content delivery over digital networks. Assisted on due diligence and expert witness projects. Analyzed computer code for copyright and patent infringement.

 

Director of Technical Services – SGP International

1995 – 1996

Developed business software for a variety of industries including transportation and manufacturing.

 

Guitarist and Treasurer – Too Skinnee J’s

1992-1995

Performed at over 300 shows nationwide.

 


Education

New York University School of Law – J.D. 2006

Honors:      Howard Greenberger Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comparative Law

Journal of International Law & Politics, Staff and Production Editor

 

Columbia University – B.A., Physics  1992