I am an assistant professor at Willamette University College of Law, where I teach Contracts, Business Associations, and Financial Institutions, as well as seminars on Law, Money, Technology and Public Banking and the Law. I have previously taught courses on Fintech and Securities Regulation, among others.
My writing focuses on the legal design and regulation of money and finance, including digital fiat currency, as well as the intersection of law and macroeconomic policy.
I have been involved with various legislative and policy initiatives, including the Automatic Boost to Communities (ABC) Act and related #MintTheCoin campaign, the Stablecoin And Bank Licensing Enforcement (STABLE) Act, the Public Banking Act, the Electronic Cash and Secure Hardware (ECASH) Act and related #ECASH campaign, the Federal Job Guarantee Resolution and related #JobGuaranteeNow campaign, House Concurrent Resolution 102 (establishing a new royalty program to directly compensate performing artists whose works are streamed on digital platforms like Spotify), and the Local Bailout for the Many campaign.
I am affiliated with the Modern Money Network, Public Money Action, the Legal Working Group of the Oregon Public Banking Alliance, the National Jobs for All Network, the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, and the FreedomBox Foundation, among others.
I previously worked as an attorney for children, a classroom teacher, and a musician.