About Me

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I will begin my doctorate in juridical science (SJD) at Duke Law School in the Fall 2018 semester. My academic research interests are in financial technology and the law, financial product innovation, adaptive regulation, regulatory technology, entrepreneurialism, law and economics (particularly how decision-making biases affect regulatory actions), corporate governance, and alternative business structures.

I am a licensed lawyer (Alberta, Ontario) and hold multiple degrees in law including an LLB (Distinction, First Class) from the University of Alberta and an LLM (Master of Laws), Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University Law School (2018). I also have a degree in Economics from the University of Alberta (2004).

I have deal experience, as a corporate lawyer, across a diverse range of public and private company matters. I’m also published widely on legal and business topics with a focus on corporate law and financial technology.

I’m also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law where I have taught classes in Entrepreneurial Law and Corporations Law. In this capacity I was awarded the top teaching award for adjunct instructors at the University of Alberta Law School (the 2016 Pringle / Royal Teaching Excellence Award). I also have experience as an instructor at SAIT in Business Law in the Energy Asset Management Program at the MacPhail School of Energy, and have also helped design an online course (Coursera) in Financial Technology at Duke Law School.