I have a degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin (1991), a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (1996), and an LL.M from Harvard Law School (2001). I worked for a decade as a constitutional lawyer defending death row inmates. Later, I was the director of the Anglo-American Law program at the University of Düsseldorf. I live in Düsseldorf, Germany.

I speak and read German fluently, and I read French and speak French proficiently. I am a member of the American Translators’ Association, and have 15 years’ experience translating from German to English. My specialty is legal texts, but I have translated other texts as well.

My publications as an author include a book on the death penalty, and numerous academic articles. As a translator, I have translated X for Cambridge University Press. I am also currently translating two German legal treatises, one on constitutional law and one on comparative law, which will be published by Oxford University Press.