Prior to joining Ramp & Mida he was a staff attorney for the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia where he staffed the Committee on Judiciary and Governmental Operations and the Committee on Transportation and Communications. While at Congress Mr. Cupps was involved in all phases of legislation related to insurance, securities and insolvencies, constitutional law, telecommunications, infrastructure, and aviation. He also oversaw a $20M appropriations process for six national agencies, investigated delays in the expenditure of $135M for vital infrastructure projects, and provided subject matter expertise regarding an $84M World Bank funded fiber optic cable project to liberalize and restructure the telecommunications sector in the FSM.
Mr. Cupps was previously on the faculty of the Seattle University School of Law for three years teaching in the number one legal writing program in the United States. He began his legal career as a public defender where he represented hundreds of indigent clients accused of a range of crimes at both the trial and appellate levels.
Mr. Cupps has now lived and worked in five countries: he worked in the financial sector while in Christchurch, New Zealand during the 2008 global financial crisis; he worked in the field of health regulation and labor mobility while in Vancouver, Canada; and he worked in the technology sector while in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina gaining familiarity with cutting edge issues like blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, “smart contracts,” e-sports, facial recognition software, and initial coin offerings.
Yale Law School, JD
Yale College, BA, magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa)
Washington State Bar
Federated States of Micronesia Bar