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Hagen Software Inc.

Washington, D.C., June 1999-present

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Responsibilities: Oversee the strategic vision and direction of a web software firm.

Notable accomplishments: Founded firm as Hagen Communications in 1995 and grew it into a multi-million dollar firm with a number of employees.

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Hearings and Appeals, Washington, D.C., July 1992-June 1999

Position: Attorney-Advisor

Responsibilities: Assisted administrative law judges and other hearing officers by performing legal research; providing recommendations; drafting decisions, orders, and letters; and providing other assistance as needed.

Notable accomplishments: Designed online index of administrative decisions, federal court decisions, and secondary-source materials that could be accessed and searched by judges and attorneys; assisted Secretary of Education in preparing decision on appeal from specially-appointed hearing officer; trained attorneys and staff in use of Windows 3.1, WordPerfect 6.1, and other software; designed the World Wide Web home page for the office; supervised legal interns.

Publication: Numerous decisions are published in the West Education Law Reporter.

Holmstrom & Kennedy

Rockford, Illinois, Summer 1990

Position: Summer law clerk

Responsibilities: Performed legal research and investigation. Helped to secure favorable results for clients in several cases. Interviewed potential witnesses. Drafted legal memoranda, briefs, complaints, and petitions. Attended negotiations, closings, depositions, pre-trial conferences, and trials. Assisted attorneys in case discussion with clients.


Cornell Law School

Degree received: J.D., May 1991

GPA: 3.2/4.0 (top third of class)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Degree received: A.B., May 1988 (economics)

GPA: 4.4/5.0 (4.7 in economics)

Honors: Dean's List 1985, 1987, 1988


Illinois Bar (admitted November 1991)



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