Country Expert for U.S.A.
IFA Legal/Legislative Committee, member, 1975 - present IFA Supplier Forum Advisory Board, member, 1985 - present; chair,1990 International Franchise Association, Marketing and Public Relations Committee, member, 1993-present International Franchise Expo International Master Franchising Symposium, chair, 1992 - present International Franchise Association, Franchisee Relations Committee, member, 1991-2007 American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising, founding member of International Franchising and Distribution Division, 2005 - 2007 U.S. Department of State; Advisor on UNIDROIT Model National Franchise Law, 2001 - 2002 American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Franchise Committee Task Force on Franchise Regulation, member, 1994 - 1997 Franchise Industry Advisory Committee to the North America Securities Administrators Association, member (during drafting of Uniform Franchise Offering Circular Guidelines), 1976-1983.
Year of birth
A.B. University of Notre Dame, 1970 J.D. DePaul University College of Law, 1973
Current professional position
Principal, Gray Plant Mooty, 2008, Washington, DC - present.
Private practice of franchise and distribution law in Washington, DC 1983 - present Chief Staff Counsel / General Counsel, Director of Legal and Governmental Affairs, International Franchise Association 1975-1983 Director and Counsel, State Government Affairs, National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC, 1973 -1975.
Full time practice of franchise law 1983 - present Coordinated all legal and governmental affairs activities of International Franchise Association, 1975 – 1983.