Experienced in community, public and media relations
Effective public speaker
Enhanced cultural competence and global awareness
Analytic and strategic thinker
Active listener and problem solver
Exceptional attention to detail
AttorneyCurrent - Sep 2013 Epiq SystemsNew York, NY
Reviewed e-discovery documents for relevance and privilege in major anti-trust (merger and acquisition) matters; analyzed, classified and interpreted financial records and transactions, proprietary information and business plans, as well as emails and other confidential communications; assisted with deposition preparation.
Contract AttorneySep 2011 - Apr 2012 Mitts Milavec LLCPhiladelphia, PA
Reviewed e-discovery documents for key legal issues in racketeering (RICO), fraud, and breach of contract complex litigation for information technology client; analyzed, classified and interpreted financial records and transactions, proprietary information and business plans, as well as emails and other confidential communications; provided deposition preparation support.
Dechert LLPPhiladelphia, PA
Reviewed e-discovery documents for key legal issues in multi-billion dollar, national complex litigation for Fortune 50.
pharmaceutical corporation; performed quality control level review for general production and highly sensitive batches; used quantitative and qualitative analysis to streamline efficiency and ensure accuracy of ad hoc document production; created training materials for evolving review protocols; provided training and mentoring to new team members.
Law InternSep 2005 - Dec 2005 Defender Association of Philadelphia Federal CouPhiladelphia, PA
Provided general research and investigative assistance to attorneys in the Capital Habeas Corpus Unit; researched appeals for clients sentenced to death in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; drafted memoranda for use in appellate briefs.
Law InternJun 2005 - May 2006 Philadelphia County CourtPhiladelphia, PA
Served as law intern to the Honorable Judge Ida K.
Chen; drafted research-based memoranda on numerous.
substantive and procedural issues related to Pennsylvania's Protection From Abuse Act; assisted the Judge with the review of emergency petitions for protection from abuse.
InternJul 2000 - Sep 2002 United States Attorney's Office District of MassBoston, MA
Provided support to the Victim and Witness Coordinator, Law Enforcement Coordinator and Press Information Officer; accompanied Community Prosecutions Unit Chief to meetings of Boston's Prisoner Re-Entry Panel and Operation Ceasefire; provided support to Economic Crimes Unit, Major Crimes Unit, and Public Corruption Unit for various cases.
ConsultantBessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children CommBrooklyn Boston, NY MA
Offer specialized legislative advocacy, research and writing support as well as comprehensive legal research and writing services; provide business development consulting to clients in the private and non-profit sectors, including public relations, copywriting and editing services for one of the Northeast's leading solar technology integrators and web-based copywriting and editing for one of West Africa's premier tour operators; research grant funding opportunities, prepare and edit grant requests for non-profit entities; supply complete research, writing and editing services.Clients include: Solar Energy Systems.
J.D.: LawMay 2006 Temple University Philadelphia, PA Honors:
Outstanding Oral Advocate, Legal Research and Writing
Classroom Performance, Trial Advocacy II
Session in Rome, Italy (completed
studies in International Civil Litigation and International Criminal Law)
A. Edison High School, mock trial instructor
S. Bradway Philadelphia High School Mock Trial Competition, scoring judge
Law Students Association, member
Women's Law Caucus, member
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, African-American StudiesMay 2003 Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CT