Vice President and General Counsel Abraham Mertens is an attorney who has represented businesses as corporate counsel and in litigation. Mertens graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and served as an extern at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mertens graduated from Rutgers University with honors, majoring in political science and history. While at Rutgers he received numerous academic awards including the Scholar-Athlete Award. Mertens worked at the Harvard Civil Rights Program.
In addition, he is a medal-winning rower and in 2008 was one of the top twenty single scullers in the country. He is working on a book about the year he spent training to qualify for the Olympics. He speaks three languages and is fluent in Dutch. Mertens is twenty-nine.
Reading, writing, spiritual growth, politics, rowing, biking, sailing, and poker among others.
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