An accomplished and dynamic legal professional with broad diversified experience inside and outside courtroom with particular achievement managing complex investigations and litigation, as a law enforcement officer and associate attorney.
*Versatile and adept: quickly master new roles and responsibilities; member of NY and NJ State Bar Associations.
*Strong leadership, management, and decision-making skills: experienced supervisor, mentor and co-counsel for junior colleagues; highly effective strategic planning, prioritization, and organizational skills; ability to coordinate and direct various groups of people, conduct large-scale investigations, capably managing all aspects of litigation from inception to disposition.
*Exceptionally strong communication and interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within teams, synthesize vast amounts of information, effectively communicate and explain complex concepts in a clear, concise manner to judge, jury and counsel, and solve problems, multi-task, and meet tight deadlines in high-pressure work environments.
*Highly skilled in research, analysis, writing, and public speaking: proven ability to conduct complex research projects and investigations, draft and present legal documents, memoranda, and detailed reports of findings - both orally and in writing.
Account development & management
Multi-task project management
Insurance programs & claims management
Internal auditing & reporting
Criminal investigations & lead development
Expertise in court procedures & legal proceedings
Trial Preparation and representation
Mediation & arbitration preparation and proceedings
Deadline and results-oriented
In-depth gang knowledge
Identity theft training
Missing persons investigations
Quality assurance awareness
Decision-making under pressure
Performance tracking and evaluation
Business and requirements analysis
Cost reduction and containment
[Report type] reports expert
Consensus building techniques
Process improvement strategies
Contract review and recommendations
Risk management assessor
Knowledge of leasing and market conditions
Strong & effective leader
Collaborative mentor & team trainer; team building; consensus building
Complex & creative problem solving
Professional, personable & hard-working
Skilled mediator & negotiator
Conflict & dispute resolution
Outstanding & charismatic public speaker
Crime lab procedures
Financial crimes expert
Evidence collection and preservation
Federal, state and local laws knowledge
Reports generation and analysis
Financial records and processing
Training and development
Client relations & business development
Multi-unit operations management
Quality assurance and control
[Report type] reports expert
Project development and lifecycle
Knowledge of market trends
Articulate public speaker
Market Research and Analysis
Competitive and Trend Analysis
Budgeting and Allocation
Focused and driven
Dedicated team player
Analysis and problem solving
Advanced knowledge of Maya
Complex problem resolution
Marketing materials development
Campaign performance tracking
Social media marketing
Exceptional time management skills
Business management methodology
Performance tracking and evaluation
Forecasting and planning
Business process improvement
Business systems analysis
Scope and project definition
Advanced problem solving abilities
Legal research & writing
Practiced in litigation and contracts
Associate AttorneyMar 2017 to Current Faust Goetz Schenker & Blee LLP － New York, NYProvide legal services and full-service litigation to clients; counsel clients and provide effective legal advice on vast array of business practices and industry standards; aggressively and successfully represent various corporations and multinational insurance companies and self-insured corporations before state and federal courts and agencies with a particular focus on matters involving premises liability, product liability, toxic torts, construction defect, labor law violations, fraud investigations, and a wide variety of first-party, third-party and fraud claims against insurance companies and corporations. Communicate and collaborate extensively with clients to develop and implement litigation and budget plans designed to outline strategic goals and methods of achievement, undertaking a client-focused, results-oriented approach emphasizing cost-effective and time-sensitive legal services and strategies. Conduct educational activities and training seminars specifically tailored to fit the needs of each client; ensure strict adherence to client guidelines and disciplined compliance with the ever-changing and increasingly complex laws, rules and regulations.
Trial AttorneyOct 2016 to Mar 2017 Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP － New York, NY
Provide legal services in all areas of Personal Injury, No Fault Collection, Workers Compensation including Car Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice and Slip and Fall Accidents.
Represent seriously injured plaintiffs and their families to aid them in restoring their health and financial well-being by obtaining just compensation and protecting their overall well-being.
Aggressively represent clients, trying cases to verdict, as well as mediating and arbitrating matters to resolve cases and restore clients' financial condition.
Associate AttorneyFeb 2016 to Sep 2016 Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach LLP － New York, NY
Represented institutional, corporate and individual clients, providing legal services and litigating complex high exposure malpractice cases; managed investigations and audits to assess liability and financial exposure, ensuring clients' needs and concerns addressed promptly and any issues resolved quickly; handled all aspects of litigation once lawsuit initiated - particular emphasis identifying and analyzing legal, factual, liability, risk, and damages issues, conducting complex fact investigations in preparation for court appearances, motions, settlement negotiations and trial; reviewed and analyzed voluminous complex records and consulted with experts, performing in-depth legal, medical and market research, identifying strengths and weaknesses of cases, and preparing thorough case evaluations and risk management strategies; worked in conjunction with clients to develop and execute comprehensive litigation strategies tailored to the particular case and needs of the client.
Provided counseling and litigation services on wide range of issues, working in conjunction with clients to develop and execute comprehensive litigation strategies tailored to the particular case and needs of the client, protecting clients' interests - helping them navigate, anticipate, respond and comply with state, local and federal mandates and regulations.
Assistant District Attorney
Felony Trial Assistant District AttorneyMay 2013 to Aug 2015
Handled large caseload and participated in all aspects of criminal prosecution including: investigations, drafting complaints and indictments, arraignments, grand jury presentations, researching criminal procedure issues, and serving as lead counsel in numerousjury and bench trials, interviewing witnesses and police officers, conducting pre-trial hearings, jury selection, opening and closing arguments, and direct and cross-examination of witnesses.
Managed investigations and prosecutions of various criminal activities including money laundering, fraud, larceny, and other financial-related crimes; drafted subpoenas, audited and analyzed contracts, financial records, and other documents to identify suspicious and illegal activities.
Researched and drafted motion briefs, legal memoranda, and letters to judges; argued motions and responses before New York State Supreme and Criminal Courts.
Conducted plea negotiations and directed settlement conferences in consultation with judges, opposing counsel, victims, and sentencing guidelines.
Supervised legal interns, mentored and trained entry-level attorneys on legal issues, trial practice, and evidentiary hearings; acted as supervisor and co-counsel for junior attorneys' hearings and trials; implemented crime prevention strategies.
Grand Jury Assistant District AttorneyJun 2012 to May 2013
Legal advisor to hundreds of Kings County Grand Juries, advising them on applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Investigated and presented over two hundred felony cases to the Grand Jury.
Jan 2011 to Aug 2015 Kings County District Attorney's Office － Brooklyn, NY
Criminal Court Assistant District AttorneyJan 2011 to Jun 2012
Served as lead counsel in misdemeanor jury and bench trials.
Interviewed witnesses, conducted fact-gathering investigations, prepared factual case summaries, and determined the charges to be filed at arraignment in the Early Case Assessment Bureau.
Volunteer and Event CoordinatorJul 2010 to Dec 2010
Judicial InternAug 2009 to Jan 2010
Conducted research on legal issues relating to various white-collar crimes such as money laundering, investment fraud, mortgage fraud, bribery, and bankruptcy; attended conferences, hearings, and trials, and wrote memoranda and drafted opinions for the judge; updated database of opinions in the Second Circuit.
Legal InternMay 2009 to Sep 2009 Bridges Across Borders South East Asia BABSEA － Kuala Lumpur, Thailand Malaysia
Conducted research on legal issues in South East Asia, including human trafficking, financial crimes, and the connection between trade, investment, finance and human rights; wrote a community-based medical and legal education manual regarding children's rights in Malaysia; worked with partnering NGO's in Malaysia on projects relating to child sexual abuse and trafficking; taught English and educated disadvantaged people in Malaysia and Thailand on healthcare and basic legal and human rights.
Legal InternMay 2008 to Dec 2008 Staten Island Brooklyn, NY
Interviewed witnesses, drafted case summaries, and aided in the preparation of evidence for investigations and trials.
Researched various legal topics and issues involving healthcare, contracts, torts, property, and labor disputes, analyzed vast amounts of diverse information and drafted memoranda.
Assisted three senior solicitors in their daily tasks.
Recruiter, coordinator, and supervisor
for over 300 interns and volunteers; conducted extensive campaign-related research, collecting and analyzing data, making daily assessments of the state of the campaign, and identifying any problem areas to target; initiated and maintained daily protocols and objectives of the campaign, delegating numerous tasks and assignments, and coordinating and supervising these efforts until successful completion.
Attended various events and fundraisers in and around New York City on behalf of the Congressman.
Education and Training
Juris DoctorJune 2010Brooklyn Law School － Brooklyn, NYMoot Court Honor Society-completed Moot Court competitions around the country as a participant, coach and judge; Brooklyn Law School International Human Rights Fellowship, Honors Program; University of Essex Honors Program for International Law, United Kingdom; Dean's Merit Scholarship; Academic Achievement Scholarship; Public Service Highest Honors Award.
Bachelor of Science, International Health Studies GovernmentMay 2006Georgetown University － Washington DCInternational Health Studies Government
Cum Laude, Dean's List; Coca-Cola Scholar - National Regional Winner, 2002-2006; U.S. Presidential Freedom Scholarship; Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service - Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician; Division 1 Varsity Swim Team.