Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Results driven professional with demonstrated comprehensive expertise in a broad spectrum of legal concentrations. Proven experience in legal analysis, legal writing and research, policy development and analysis, managing multiple projects, employee relations, mediation and negotiation, and collaborating with senior management to conduct strategic planning.

  • Exceptional negotiator
  • Skilled Mediator
  • Outstanding public speaker
  • Strong leader
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communications
  • Competent analyst of complex legal issue
  • Strong research skills
  • Professional and personable
  • Team Player

Awarded the Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Services for Fiscal Year 2012.

Volunteered for numerous pro bono assignments resulting in The New York City Office of the Corporation Counsel Pro Bono Service Award.

As Chief of Claims at Fort Drum, New York, discovered the misrouting of over one million dollars of affirmative claims' reimbursements over 5 fiscal years and was recognized for my outstanding work by the United States Army Claims Services.

Drafted numerous successful New York Mayoral appellate decisions on vendor responsibility.

Served as lead contracting officer on multi-million dollar contracts for the City of New York.

Drafted claims' policy and legal assistance regulations for the US Army. Claims policy was successfully put into place at Fort Drum, NY and regulations are currently under review by the US Army Legal Policy Division.

02/2004 to Current Assistant Corporation Counsel Brown County | Brown Country, WI,
  • Perform the full range of contract specialist duties necessary to procure, administer, and close hundreds of contracts. Implement contract policies and procedures, develop procurement plans and objectives, assist in the development of statements of work, and advise the customer at the Law Department on the best possible method of procurement.
  • In 2010, awarded the Corporation Counsel Pro Bono Award.
  • Directly responsible for the complete processing of complex multi-year contractual actions to include developing and preparing requests for proposals, negotiating contract terms, awarding and drafting contracts and contract modifications, supervising contract administration, conducting performance evaluations, representing New York City in public hearings prior to contract award ensuring fair and open competition; assisting in conduct of public bid openings; reviewing bids to determine responsiveness and responsibility of bidders and/or proposers in accordance with applicable law; establishing evaluation boards to rank proposals on technical merit; analyzing price per quality point; communicating verbally and in writing with contractor's officials and agency specialists (technical experts) ensuring compliance with New York City's Procurement Rules; developing procurement related training programs; and hiring, supervising and rating support personnel.
08/2000 to 02/2004 Associate Staff Analyst Inovalon | Boston, MA,
  • Oversight for New York City Agencies' contracts for the purchase of services as varied as bridge painting, expert witnesses, and copier maintenance.
  • Aimed to achieve the best value for the taxpayers' dollar for high quality goods and services, with timely delivery, at fair and reasonable prices, ensured responsible business partners, i.e., vendors whose records of integrity, financial capacity and successful performance justified the use of tax dollars, and ensured that our contracting process delivered fair treatment of all vendors.
  • Worked with and oversaw the activities of Agency Chief Contracting Officers in the development and approval of their procurement actions, ensured that the vendors the City did business with were responsible (as defined by the Procurement Policy Board Rules), utilized a comprehensive vendor information system known as VENDEX to verify vendor information; and participated in public hearings prior to the awarding of contracts.
  • Conducted appellate hearings and wrote Mayoral appellate decisions on vendor responsibility; performed background investigative reviews of potential City vendors; reviewed City Agency procurement documents; and researched and prepared memoranda of law.
05/1999 to 10/2000 Fellow Cruise America | Carson, CA,
  • Edited, published and marketed City Law and City Regs.
  • Supervised and hired student staff.
  • Developed Internet access for City administrative decisions.
  • Organized symposia and continuing legal education programs.
  • Coordinated breakfast meetings featuring New York City's top officials.
03/1989 to 04/1998 Reservation Sales Agent EL AL Airlines | City, STATE,
  • Elected shop steward for AFLCIO local; negotiated contract for more than 500 employees; handled all employee grievances; defended employees during grievance hearings.
  • Serviced customer calls making flight reservations.
  • Made sales call to travel agents in order to build and maintain business relationships.
1979 to 11/1993 Professional Singer | , ,

Featured Performer with Joan Rivers, Jackie Mason, Mal Z. Lawrence, and many other headline acts. Appeared in televisions commercials and film.

  • U.S. Army Reserve – Bronx, NY April 2002 – Present ACTIVE DUTY MOBILIZATIONS
  • Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN Chief of Legal Assistance September 2011 - Present
  • Attorney responsible for handling all legal assistance issues IAW Army Regulation 27-3, counseling servicemembers, retirees, dependants and Department of Defense civilians who are entitled to legal services. Issues covered include MEB/PEB matters, family law, bankruptcy law, military administrative matters, civilian administrative matters, real property matters, personal property matters, torts, immigration and naturalization, ethics, Privacy Act and FOIA, state and federal tax issues, powers of attorney, wills and estates, name changes, nonsupport and indebtedness, child support, and any other civil matters. Brief servicemembers prior to and on return from deployment on various legal issues including Uniformed Services Employment Rights and Reemployment Act (USERRA), Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), military justice and the rules of engagement. General supervision over assigned enlisted personnel and civilians; exercised the necessary leadership to provide and sustain a mission-ready workforce for the Staff Judge Advocate.
  • Provided leadership and guidance to civilians and enlisted members enabling them to resolve problems or complaints; ensure training is provided on professional development. Support and promoted professional military education activities and correct conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline. Additional duties include administrative law matters on a broad range of topics from advising command on medical release from active duty to Soldiers’ rights.
  • Fort Drum Claims Office, NY Chief of Claims and Magistrate September 2010 – September 2011
  • As Chief of Claims responsible for the oversight of the processing of military claims including loss and damage to personal property, tort claims, affirmative medical reimbursement claims, and claims caused by the actions of servicemembers. Met with top ranking officials and executives to strategize and draft command policy for claims’ issues. Investigated voluminous alleged fraudulent claims and recognized for investigative work in the area of affirmative claims (discovered the misrouting of over one million dollars of affirmative claims’ reimbursements over 5 fiscal years). Supervised Department of Defense civilians handling all collective bargaining issues, ensuring on time employee evaluations, recommending civilians for civilian of the quarter, and handling disciplinary matters. Supervised 3 enlisted military personnel providing training, counseling and evaluation. Responsible for the design and presentation of officer professional development.
  • As a Military Magistrate responsible for authorizing search warrants and conduct of pretrial confinement hearings.
  • Fort Drum Legal Assistance Office, NY Legal Assistance Attorney January 2006 - December 2006
  • Responsible for handling legal assistance matters, counseling servicemembers, retirees, dependants and Department of Defense civilians entitled to legal services. Issues covered include family law, bankruptcy law, military administrative matters, civilian administrative matters, real property matters, personal property matters, torts, immigration and naturalization, ethics, state and federal tax issues, powers of attorney, wills and estates, name changes, nonsupport and indebtedness, child support, and any other civil matters. Conducted flight evaluations boards defending pilots accused of wrongdoing. Briefed servicemembers upon inprocessing covering New York law and Fort Drum policy. Briefed servicemembers prior to deployment on various legal issues including USERRA, SCRA, Military Justice, and the Rules of Engagement. Wrote articles for the post newspaper on various legal matters.
  • Transatlantic Program Center, Winchester, VA Assistant Counsel April 2003 - January 2004
  • Responsible for researching various legal issues including federal contracting issues, ethics, administrative, and fiscal law. Drafted legal documents and contract provisions. Briefed deploying contractors on the Law of War and prepared pre-deployment documents for Department of Defense civilians to include wills and powers of attorney. Researched the Joint Travel Regulations and prepared memoranda of law on travel related issues. Assisted in the FOIA request and delivery process. Shared responsibility for the operation of the emergency operations center.
Expected in 1999 Juris Doctor | New York Law School, New York, NY GPA:

Graduated magna cum laude

New York Law School Law Review member

Merit-Based Academic Scholarship

Awarded eaching Fellowship

Expected in 1992 Bachelor of Arts | Political Science Hunter College, New York, NY GPA:

Wald Scholarship

Edward Dawson Prize for Excellence in Political Science

Golden Key National Honor Society

Dean’s List

Additional Information
  • Active in Women's Ice Hockey
  • Enjoy Tennis, Volleyball and Skiing
  • Silver Medalist NASTAR Alpine Skiing
  • Completed Danskin Sprint Triathlon
  • Performed for 10 years as a Professional Singer; featured performer with Joan Rivers
Professional Affiliations

Member New York State Bar, Admitted in New York 2000.

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  • Hunter College

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