To my surprise, this past Friday, October 19th, 2012 at the request of United States Senator Kirsen E. Gillibrand, a beautiful United States of America flag was flown over the United States Capitol building in my honor due to my volunteer advocacy associated with the I CARE Foundation and our effort to help protect children from abduction.
International parental child abduction prevention has become a very important part of my professional and personal life. The abduction of children is a cruel act to both child and targeted parent. And it is growing rapidly despite efforts to curtail the number of cases that occur each year. With over 100,000 American children expected to be stolen abroad over the next 10 years, much needs to be done.
This American Flag will remind me each day of the importance of my and the I CARE Foundation's volunteer work doing our best to protect children from the horrors of abduction.
My Life As A Litigator
As a litigator who has represented clients in an assortment of complex legal matters including but not limited to international family law matters including divorce or child abduction as well as other civil or criminal matters that require my skills as a litigator, my experience and insight has been invaluable to individuals in crisis. As a Board of Director of the I CARE Foundation, I take great pride in playing an important role in an organization that has helped reunite many children of abduction, protected many others from being kidnapped, and has created multiple outreach initiatives to stop abduction and trafficking.