AssociateAug 2009 to Current Fox Rothschild LLP － Warrington, PA
Legal InternApr 2009 Internal Revenue Service － Philadelphia, PA
Conducted legal research and writing; prepared draft pleadings and briefs for attorney review; observed court proceedings.
Summer AssociateJan 2008 to Jan 2017
Litigation associate with national practice in wide range of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving class actions, antitrust, unfair business practices, intellectual property, product liability, data breaches, labor and employment, and director and officer liability.
Excellent legal research and writing skills with extensive experience drafting dispositive motions, all types of pleadings and discovery documents, preliminary injunctions, discovery motions, briefs, appellate briefs, trial motions, post-trial motions, mediation statements, and settlement agreements.
Manage all aspects of litigation matters, including crafting case strategies, arguing case and discovery motions, taking and defending depositions, handling court conferences, mediations, working with experts, examining witnesses, taking and defending depositions, preparing for and trying cases.
Significant appellate experience including successful appeals before the Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit, and Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts.
Legal InternApr 2000 Honorable Nan R. Shuker － Washington
Conducted legal research and writing; edited draft opinions with clerk in preparation for judge review; observed civil proceedings, hearings, and other matters before the court.
J.DMay 2009Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law － Philadelphia, PA3.50 cum laude Activities: Temple Journal of Science, Technology and Environmental Law, Executive Editor, Notes and Comments
Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure II, Contracts, Environmental Law, Intro to Trial Advocacy, Securities Regulation08Temple University Law Faculty Scholarship
Outstanding Oral Advocacy: Legal Research and Writing
B.A, English, Political ScienceMay 2001Muhlenberg College － Allentown, PA3.51 magna cum laude English, Political Science BAR ADMISSIONS
Swearingen et al. v. The Healthy Beverage Co., No. 3:13-cv-04385-EMC (N.D. Cal.) - defending beverage company in consumer class action alleging false advertising claims under the UCL and CLRA.
*Weil et al. v. Bayer Healthcare, LLC, Bayer Consumer Care Holdings, LLC, and Merck & Co., Inc., No. 1:15-cv-11519 (N.D. Ill.) - defending Merck in class action alleging false advertising claim under the Lanham Act and unfair competition claim.
*First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. Securitymetrics, Inc., Nos. 15-2301, 15-2364 (4th Cir. Dec. 1, 2016) - successfully defended appeal of dismissal of antitrust and business tort claims against First Data.
*Sullivan v. Viacom, Viacom Media Networks, MTV, Spike, et al., 2015 WL 4393316 (S.D.N.Y. 2015) - obtained dismissal of idea submission claims against Viacom defendants.
*KBZ Comms. Inc. v. CBE Technologies, 634 Fed. Appx. 908 (3d Cir. 2015) - successfully defended appeal of dismissal of claims against technology company in commercial contract dispute.
*Pulse Technologies, Inc. v. Notaro, et al., 67 A.3d 778 (Pa. 2013) - obtained reversal of decision denying enforcement of restrictive covenants.