Law clerk, Hon. Julia S. Gibbons, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1987-1988
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1988-1991
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1991-1995, 1997-1999
Memphis Race Relations and Diversity Institute, 1996-1997; director of programs, 1996; vice president, 1997
University of Memphis, 1999-2014; senior attorney, 1999-2002; university counsel, 2002-2014
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote
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