Principal, Rodenbaugh Law
Law Firm advising clients in transactions and disputes relating to intellectual property and/or internet commerce since 2007. Legal and consulting services regarding trademarks, domain names, rights of publicity, copyright and internet marketing. Protection, enforcement and strategy advice relating to intellectual property, including trademark and copyright registrations, brand policing to combat infringement, licensing transactions, alternative dispute resolution and assistance with litigation. Expertise in domain name matters, including sales and lease transactions, dispute resolution, and consulting with respect to ICANN’s new gTLD program and related policy development.
Sr. Legal Director, Yahoo! Inc.
March 2000 – September 2007
Handled trademark, domain name, right of publicity, copyright and marketing issues as a core member of Yahoo!’s IP Asset Management team. Responsibilities included trademark prosecution and enforcement, anti-cybersquatting and
anti-phishing efforts, domain name portfolio management, marketing and sponsorship agreements, counseling IP strategy to business teams, responding to legal threats, and handling myriad other legal issues.
Associate Attorney, Lillick & Charles LLP
January 1995 – February 2000
Litigated commercial and products liability cases in state and federal courts. Advised clients with respect to trademark and domain name registration and dispute resolution.
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D., 1992 – 1995
Law Review editor, Lefkowitz National Moot Court team
Santa Clara University
B.S., Political Science, 1987 – 1991
University Honors Program