2001 - Present: Shareholder, Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
1985 - 2001: Attorney at Law, Oakton, Virginia
Trial and patent attorney with over twenty years experience managing the integration of computers, software and law. Legal practice includes commercial and proprietary rights problems associated with the development and use of computer software.
1983 - 1984: Attorney and Deputy Director, Washington Office of the Council of State Governments
1972 - 1982: Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Served as a trial attorney for a pair of major monopolization cases that used microfilm and computerized indices to manage over a million pages of pre-complaint and discovery materials. Thereafter he assisted the Division in developing a long term budget, vendor contracts and a permanent systems staff for ongoing computer support to Antitrust Division cases.
1969 - 1972: Judge Advocate, U. S. Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia
Served as a prosecutor and as a defense counsel for a variety of cases including possession of narcotics, murder, drunk driving, theft and embezzlement. He also served on the trial staff of the only treason trial to come out of the Vietnam war, and was responsible for introduction into evidence of a defendant's voiceprint analysis, film of a defendant's television interview, and audio tapes of a defendant's broadcasts over a clandestine radio network.
Education: Stanford University, B.S. (1966, Physics), J.D. (1969)
Bar membership: Missouri, Virginia, U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Chair, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Section, Virginia Bar Association, 2008-2009
Chair, Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law, Virginia State Bar, 2001-2007
Member, Committee on Public Access to Information, Virginia Supreme Court, 2006-2007
Board Member and Chair, Virginia Information Providers Network Authority, 1996-2002
Chair, Legal Network Committee, Virginia State Bar, 1989-1992
Member, Technology Task Force, Virginia State Bar, 1993
Chair, Electronic Filing Committee, ABA Section of Science and Technology, 1989-1996
Member, Circuit Court Committee, Fairfax Bar Association, 1997-present
Chair, Electronic Filing Subcommittee, Circuit Court Committee, Fairfax Bar Association, 1998-2004
Founder and Chair, Technology Committee, Fairfax Bar Association, 1994-1996
Board Member and President, DC Computer Law Forum, 1988