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Curriculum Vitae

B.A., University of Virginia, 1989; M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1992; J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1997; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 2012; Graduate Lecturer, The Catholic University of America, 1992-1993; Counsel, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-1998; Counsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-2004; Associate Attorney, Balch & Bingham LLP, 1998-2001; Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP, 2004-2005; Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP, 2005-2011; Graduate Lecturer, The Catholic University of America, 2008-2011; Counsel, Hunton & Williams LLP, 2011-13; Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College, 2013-.

 Publications

  • “Aquinas on the Natural Inclination of Man to Offer Sacrifice to God.” Accepted as a “Contributed Paper” for presentation at the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2012 Annual Meeting, Marina del Rey, Calif., and for subsequent publication in the ACPA Proceedings.
  • “In Defense of Law: The Common-Sense Jurisprudence of Aquinas,” Liberty University Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2007), 73-110.
  • “The Requirements of the ‘Just and Reasonable’ Standard: Legal Bases for Reform of Electric Transmission Rates,” Energy Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 20 (2000), 389-446 (coauthor Patrick J. McCormick III).
  • “Is Originalism ‘Political’?,” Texas Review of Law and Politics, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1997), 149-189.

Presentations

  • Inclinatio Naturalis and the ‘Ulpian Problem’ in Aquinas’s Natural Law Theory.” CUA Workshop in Medieval Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, February 18, 2012.
  • “Nature in Aquinas’s Natural Law: Natura Universalis or Natura Particularis?” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (presented May 11, 2012).
  • “Aquinas on Natural Law: Lex vs. Jus?” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (presented May 10, 2013).