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Legal Counsel

Scottsdale, AZ
October 06, 2019

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**** *. ********** **** #*-*** · Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

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Dynamic General Counsel with more than 20 years high profile legal experience with Fortune 100 companies. Demonstrated expertise providing expert legal counsel to executive management. Proven experience leading business transactions, risk management, and dispute resolution for major contracts. Skilled at collaborating with international regulatory agencies to meet company objectives and ensure global safety and security compliance standards. Excellent technology and business legal knowledge and experience managing contract negotiations for multibillion-dollar projects. Award winning attorney recognized with company awards for achievement and solid academic preparation with a Juris Doctor from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

Legal Counsel · Solar Engineering · Software Licensing / Development · Procurement / Construction

Intellectual Property · Consulting · Technology Transactions · Privacy / Security · Dispute Resolution

Real Estate Leasing · Government Contracts · Regulatory Compliance · Risk Mitigation · Cloud Computing

ASP / SaaS · Outsourcing · Payment Processing · Product Development · Services Agreements

STERLING AND WILSON SOLAR SOLUTIONS INC. · Scottsdale, Arizona · 1/2018 – 8/2019

US Affiliate of World’s Largest Engineering, Procurement & Construction Company.

Vice President / General Counsel

Managed legal issues for the US. Subsidiary of India-based photovoltaic solar engineering, procurement, and construction company. Negotiated and drafted multi-million dollar engineering, procurement, and construction agreements for the installation and commissioning of photovoltaic solar plants. Addressed commercial customers terms and conditions, LOI’s, NDA’s and land leases requirements. Reviewed major electrical and mechanical subcontracts and equipment supplier’s contract terms and conditions.


Resolved customer, supplier, and subcontractor disputes updating strategic agreements and reports.

Supported company licensing and bonding including litigation.

PHOENIX SOLAR INC. · Scottsdale, Arizona · 5/2016 – 12/2017

Leading Photovoltaic Solar Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company

Vice President / General Counsel

Provided legal counsel and review for US subsidiary of a Germany-based photovoltaic solar engineering, procurement, and construction company. Negotiated multi-million dollar agreements for the installation and commissioning of photovoltaic solar plants for commercial customers.


Performed review of major electrical and mechanical subcontracts and equipment supplier’s contract terms and conditions. Advised and counseled company for customer, supplier, and subcontractor disputes and legal issues.

ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY · Phoenix, Arizona · 10/2015 – 4/2016

Largest Electrical Utility in Arizona.

Contract Attorney / Supply Chain Analyst

Drafted and negotiated multi-million dollar strategic supplier agreements for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as a contract attorney with G. D. Barri & Associates, Inc. Maintained client communications for status of negotiations. Created Statement of Work template for use by company end users.


Established utilization of liquidated damages, incentive clauses and best practices to enhance contracting function.

W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES INC. · Phoenix, Arizona · 4/2014 – 9/2015

Leading Manufacturer of Medical Devices, Industrial Equipment, and All-Weather Fabrics.


Contract Attorney

Performed review and revision of supply chain contracts and legal issues as a contract attorney with Assigned Counsel Inc. Provided healthcare legal and regulatory advice and recommendations for medical products and service agreements including clinical trials, medical research and marketing agreements.


Reviewed supply chain agreements, software licensing, and development of ASP, SaaS, and cloud-based systems.

Promoted optimal contract terms and business practices as client vendor contact.

PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE · Novato, California · 10/2011 – 3/2014

Private legal and consulting practice assisting businesses with complex commercial and technological transactions.

Commercial and Technology Attorney

Established private practice providing legal support to business enterprises for technology transactions design and implementation. Provided advice and recommendations on software licensing and development for ASP, SaaS, and cloud-based systems. Outsourced IT operations including infrastructure, application development, maintenance, network management, and cloud computing. Served as client vendors contact developing optimal contract terms, business practices, and managing dispute resolution and escalations. Enhanced merger and acquisition processes providing legal support. Resolved major billing dispute with large strategic vendor.


Performed conceptual design for commercial product contract management development and implementation.

Supported establishment of a Vendor Management Department at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and managed the largest vendor.

FIREMAN’S FUND INSURANCE COMPANY / A COMPANY OF ALLIANZ · Novato, California · 5/2004 – 9/2011

Principal Allianz SE subsidiary and global financial-services company.

Corporate Counsel

Maintained daily legal operations including contract negotiation, structure, and internal control review. Negotiated major technology transactions and outsourcing arrangements, reviewed software-licensing proposals, strategies, and agreements. Prepared agreements for data-center infrastructure, application development, and network administration and maintenance. Created standardized contract templates and playbooks for companywide use. Served as Vendor Manager for company’s largest contract with IBM.


Analyzing outsourcing services and negotiated new strategic $370 million IT infrastructure outsourcing contract saving $80 million. Ensured international regulatory compliance with help-desk services in Brazil and Argentina.

Negotiated IT hosting agreement for critical technology systems and developed internal multi-vendor strategy.

Developed multimillion-dollar agreements with software developers and system integrators to replace pre-existing legacy applications and drive new-market penetration.

Reduced labor costs by procurement of software-application and development-maintenance resources through an UK affiliate company.

Generated $20 million in savings by restructuring software licenses through a single special-option agreement.

Completed 90% of company and affiliate contracts for IT, finance, treasury, marketing, insurance lines, claims, HR, facilities, and real estate agreements.

OWENS CORNING WORLD HEADQUARTERS · Toledo, Ohio · 3/2001 – 4/2004

Leading manufacturer of pink insulation and home building products.

Technology / Supply Chain Sourcing Leader

Led sourcing staff in procurement of products and services. Provided strategic support for analysis, planning, organization, negotiation, and contract management of Information Technology, Inbound/Outbound Transportation, Warehousing, and Manufacturing Technology assets and services. Supported procurement of Enterprise Systems, Internet/Web Technologies, eCommerce/New Business Technologies, Systems Integration, Computing Technologies, and Business Services.



Reduced software acquisition costs by $6.9 million by negotiating enterprise-wide master software license agreement for integrated manufacturing and advanced process control equipment and software for glass manufacturing facilities. Recognized with Global Sourcing Award.

Spearheaded $3 million in savings with process improvement and cash management objectives. Received Ambition Achievement Award in recognition.

FIRST DATA CORPORATION · Englewood, Colorado · 4/1997 – 2/2001

Leading card issuer and payment processing group.

Director of Technology Procurement

Negotiated enterprise wide procurement of technology items. Managed procurement of PC’s, servers, idrange hardware, point-of-sale equipment, software licenses and development, consulting services, and web-based agreements. Developed services agreements, commercial contracts, and federal IRS contracts. Supported new currency exchange product launch including design, development and manufacturing agreements for device prototypes and production.


Reduced equipment expenditures by 50% by converting suppliers to Just-in-Time/Consignment Inventory.

Recognized with Super Savings/Super Service Award and commendation.

MOTOROLA, INC. · Scottsdale, Arizona · 8/1990 – 3/1997

Mobile-technology company delivering consumer and defense products to businesses and governments.

Corporate Attorney

Directed $3.4 billion subcontract program for Fortune 50 Corporation. Provided legal support for design, development, and deployment of Iridium global satellite communications system to meet an expedited launch schedule. Supported defense-related communications products in compliance with FAR and DFAR. Created risk management insurance program for satellite launches with International Space Brokers and secured radio spectrum operating license from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Held Secret Security Clearance.


Settled major claim against US Air Force during litigation proceedings resolving defective pricing cases, internal and external audits, investigations, bid protests, and claims for government prime contracts.

Recognized with Certificate of Achievement for leading negotiations of satellite-launch-services agreement.

Additional Experience

Contract Administrator / Price Cost Analyst, US Department of Defense / Defense Logistics Agency, St. Louis, Missouri


Juris Doctor

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado

Administrative Law Review and J. Churchill Owen Honorary Scholar

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Dean’s College Scholar


Certified Purchasing Manager, Institute for Supply Management

Admitted to Bar in Arizona, Colorado, Columbia


Microsoft Office Suite, ASP, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Lexis


Super Savings / Super Service Award, First Data Corporation

Global Sourcing Award, Owens Corning

Ambition Achievement Award, Owens Corning

Certificate of Achievement, Motorola, Inc.

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