Starting in 2006, my work has been devoted to
mediation and arbitration, primarily construction, business, employment, and
securities matters. Alongside my mediation and arbitration practice, I teach
legal drafting in law firms, at law schools and for bar associations.
I have experience resolving construction disputes of all sizes, and am well
versed in construction and contract law. In addition, I have hands-on experience
managing residential renovation and construction.
From 2003 to 2006, I worked as an attorney for Hogan & Hartson on a wide variety
of matters, including corporate, litigation, international trade and
intellectual property. Prior to working for Hogan & Hartson, I worked with a
trial judge and an appellate judge, and helped draft an international treaty on
the enforcement of judgments.
I received my JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, my PhD in
Romance Languages from Princeton University in 1997, and my BA in Romance
Languages from Princeton University in 1983. I am fluent in French and English,
and conversant in Spanish and German.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Circuit and District Courts of Maryland
District Courts of Virginia
Admitted to the District
of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the US Court
of International Trade
University Law Center 2003
Since 2006, Olivia’s work has been devoted to
mediation and arbitration, primarily construction, contract, business, and
employment matters. Alongside her mediation and arbitration practice, she
teaches law at American University and George
Washington University law
Previously, Olivia worked as an attorney for Hogan & Hartson on a wide variety
of matters, including corporate, litigation, international trade, and
intellectual property. She has also clerked with a trial judge and an appellate
judge, and helped draft an international treaty on the international enforcement
of judgments. Prior to working as an attorney, Olivia served as an examiner in
the US Copyright Office, and taught from 1983 to 1992 in the French and English
Departments at Princeton University.