associate general counsel resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Associate Attorney - Labor and Employment Law

Analytical Corporate Counsel with 7 years of experience in advising organizational leaders and employees on a wide range of topics, ranging from business strategies to regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Accomplished in leading companies through, complex contract negotiations, and mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Successful in working cross-functionally to achieve organizational goals while mitigating risk and minimizing corporate liability.

Professional Experience
Associate General Counsel, 03/2014 to Current
Sirius XmLos Angeles, CA,
  • Lead counsel representing Texas Army National Guard and Texas Air National Guard in hearings involving adverse employment action appeals before Merit System Protection Board, and Title VII claims before Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Oversee all aspects of discovery-related issues.
  • Substantial experience in representing Agency on all employment law matters involving Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Equal Pay Act, Whistleblower Protection Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Perform legal research and drafts position statements and dispositive motions.
  • Oversee information requests involving Freedom of Information Act and Texas Public Information Act, ensuring Privacy Act compliance.
  • Provide strategic-level legal guidance and risk analysis to agency leadership.
  • Provide proactive recommendations regarding Agency policy, investigations, discipline, and terminations.
  • Delivered favorable results 100% of the time, handing approximately 70 cases annually at administrative, state, and federal levels.
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders on complex projects to sustain and enhance employment law compliance.
International & Operational Law Attorney, 03/2016 to 05/2017
Kaufman Dolowich VoluckFort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Interpreted and applied foreign law and customary international law affecting U.S. Military and NATO forces in Southern region of Afghanistan.
  • Directly advised Commanding General on legal parameters of all kinetic strikes, including strikes against enemy combatants, and on all phases of military operations.
Associate Attorney, 01/2013 to 09/2013
U.S. Small Business AdministrationCity, STATE,
  • Interpreted and applied state law to ensure that over 300 liens on real, personal, and intangible property were properly secured.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of loan applicants involved in various types of business ventures.
  • Reduced or eliminated risk by providing expert advice on legality of business plans and operational activities.

Policy / Procedure Development

  • Arbitration / Mediation / Litigation
    • Collective Bargaining
    • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Litigation
  • Organizational Skills
  • Due Diligence
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Legal Support
J.D.: , Expected in 05/2012 to Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School - Grand Rapids, MI,
  • Cum laude; GPA: 3.35; Class Rank: Top 10%
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Dean's List: Every semester.
  • National Mock Trial Team: 2010 & 2011.
Bachelor of Arts: General Studies, Expected in 2008 to Thomas Edison State University - Trenton, NJ
Notable Military Medals / Honors
  • Bronze Star Medal (2017)
  • COL Ted E. Bailey Award for Outstanding Reserve Component Judge Advocate of Texas (2017)
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terror Service Medal
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Litigation Section State Bar of Texas
  • Labor and Employment Section State Bar of Texas
  • Military Law Section
  • Judge Advocate General Corps

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School Attended

  • Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School
  • Thomas Edison State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Associate General Counsel
  • International & Operational Law Attorney
  • Associate Attorney


  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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