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I am an appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer (professional background).*

Though I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I now live in Newport Beach. While at UCLA (B.A. 1987), I majored in English and earned departmental honors for a thesis on the works of T.S. Eliot. After college, my interests took a more South Campus turn. I began studying computers and technological issues while I earned my law degree from Boalt Hall in Berkeley (J.D. 1990). Today, I am likely to be listening to a podcast, particularly one of the legal variety. I also write Lawgarithms, contribute to Between Lawyers, host an audio series at called this WEEK in LAW, host another audio series at IT Conversations called Sound Policy, and have a little fun on Vox. My father is a lawyer turned author, whose work I will plug at any opportunity.

* My musings on legal issues posted to my Bag and Baggage weblog or any other are provided as a service to the Web community, and do not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice. I try to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from Bag and Baggage. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, so nothing in Bag and Baggage or any other weblog should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. I am admitted to practice law in California and the Ninth, Sixth, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and nowhere else, and do not intend to represent anyone desiring representation in a state where this site may fail to comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules.

What She Said:

For Upcoming Talks, And Those Post-02/06:

Please see my Speaker's Wiki page

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Portable Media Expo and Podcaster Conference, moderated panel entitled Thicket In Your Ear: Podcasting And The Law

Friday, October 7, 2005

The New York Times, Opening Arguments, Endlessly

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, moderated panel on Promoting Copyright Infringement: The 'Grokster' Decision and the Future of Digital Distribution

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

U.C. Berkeley, Discovering the New Legal Landscape for Digital Media, as blogged and photographed by:

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Deloitte's Disruptions 2005, panel on "Digital Property and Digital Piracy: We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

Saturday, July 31, 2005

BlogHer, panel on "Women Who Want to Fund, Build and Sell Things, as blogged or commented on by:

Monday, June 28, 2005

The Wall Street Journal Online Grokster Roundtable

Monday, June 28, 2005

IT Conversations, The Importance of...Law and IT: Discussion of MGM v. Grokster

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Gnomedex, panel on Today's Digital Legalities. Related links at tag lawnow. As blogged or commented on by:

Saturday, June 25, 2005

A video interview with JD Lasica about grassroots media and the law

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Digital ID World 2004, panel on Trusted Computing. MP3 audio available (4.9MB). As blogged or commented on by:

Thursday, October 14, 2004

In Google We Trust (264KB PDF), discussion in the ABA Journal about the growing role of search for practitioners and lawmakers

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

IT Conversations, The Importance of...Law and IT: Discussion of MGM v. Grokster

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

KCET (Los Angeles), Life & Times, segment on cell phone cameras and privacy.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Digital ID World 2003, panel on Digital Rights Management. MP3 audio available (10.2MB). As blogged or commented on by:

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

ClickZ Weblog Business Strategies Conference & Expo, panel on Law Of The Blog, as blogged or commented on by:

Friday, November 22, 2002

Indescribable...Indestructible...Nothing Can Stop It! Revenge of the Blog, panel on Law And Blogs, as blogged or commented on by:

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Digital ID World 2002, panel on Digital Rights Management. MP3 audio available (5MB). As blogged or commented on by:

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Interview with the Barrister, an interview with Frank Paynter

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