Clyde Christofferson

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

Professional Associations:

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