NEMA General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Roman statesman Cicero once said, “The people’s good is the highest law.” As the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NEMA, I am proud to serve the Members whose products promote the public good by improving lives.
Undergirding that higher law is an intricate and often byzantine framework of statutes, regulations, guidance documents, and judicial precedent. My role is to help NEMA navigate those authorities to protect and promote the electrical and medical imaging
I ensure that NEMA remains compliant with a multitude of legal obligations, including protecting its nonprofit status, implementing corporate governance requirements, ensuring antitrust compliance, protecting NEMA intellectual property, crafting clear
and durable contracts, and ensuring political law and lobbying law compliance. I also help to protect NEMA against groundless litigation, comply with labor and employment laws, and ensure legally compliant Standards development.
In my role, I also support NEMA public policy advocacy by helping staff navigate the requirements of Federal regulatory rulemaking and by providing legal analysis and arguments in support of regulatory comments. When Federal agencies or other government
actors overreach in ways that harm NEMA Members, I identify opportunities to defend the industry— whether through a direct lawsuit to challenge the government action or by filing “friend of the court” briefs to pursue a favorable
My professional background includes other leadership positions in trade associations in the manufacturing and energy industries, representing clients in litigation at major international law firms, and enforcement responsibilities at the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission. I am thrilled to be part of a world-class team at NEMA, and I am honored to represent companies that promote the “people’s good” every day. ei