Dynamic, hard working professional, committed to excellence and self improvement
Outstanding attention to detail, focus and thoroughness Self directed and self motivated, with a can-do attitude Very disciplined and with strong work ethic
Fluent in Romanian language Relativity training Concordance 2007 training Summation
SharePoint MS Office; Corel (Word Perfect) Adobe Acrobat LexisNexis; Westlaw
to Current Independent Contractor – San Ramon,
Performed legal writing and research projects for various law firms.
Consultant on matters related to settlements
to 02/2012 Farrise Firm, P.C – Los Angeles,
Supervised and trained the complex litigation staff
Provided office tools training for new hires (MS Office, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat)
Performed extensive and in-depth document review and analysis of case specific documents produce in complex litigation.
to 10/2007 Paul and Hanley LLP – Berkeley,
Managed and litigated cases from case intake to trial, including C.C.P.36(d) preference matters.
Conducted extensive and in depth review and analysis of case specific documents in the course of complex, multiparty litigation.
Carried out substantial review of clients' case documents for privilege and responsiveness to discovery requests.
Conducted issue spotting review of documents, manuals, blue prints and drawings produced by the multiple defendants, some of very technical and complex in nature.
Extensive motion, oral argument and deposition practice.
Certified Law Clerk05/2004
to 07/2004 Environmental Law and Justice Clinic – San Francisco,
Researched and analyzed Clean Air Act issues and other complex air laws including California Environmental Quality Act and policies adopted by Bay Area Air Quality Management District regarding diesel engines emissions.
Wrote memoranda and legal briefs
Certified Law Clerk01/2004
to 05/2004 Public Interest Law Foundation - Homeless Advocacy Project – San Francisco,
Manged several cases of indigent clients.
Drafted objective memoranda for each case.
Aided indigent clients in resolving housing disputes
Complex Litigation Law Clerk06/2003
to 06/2004 Kazan McClain Lyons Greenwood and Harley – Oakland,
Conducted extensive document review projects
Extensive draft of offensive discovery and responses to interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admissions; extensive draft of discovery meet and confer letters and motions to compel;
Summarized depositions .
Performed legal research and legal analysis.
Certified Law Intern01/2003
to 05/2003 Northern California Innocence Project – San Francisco,
Investigated eight cases of California inmates who were convicted in Northern California of a serious felony making claims of actual innocence
Spend significant time reviewing inmates files, transcripts, medical reports, and appellate briefs looking for post-conviction DNA evidence that could yield conclusive proof of evidence.
Human Resource Analyst - Technical Recruiter12/1996
to 10/1997 Vodafone, f.k.a. CONNEX GSM – Bucharest
Hired as the seventh Romanian employees in a large multinational start up company for the purpose of recruiting technical personnel to build a wireless telecommunication network in Romania.
Extensive recruiting experience (conducted 100+ employment interviews of technical candidates, making hiring recommendations) Organized on campus interviews at colleges and universities, including the Polytechnic Institute Drafted employment advertisement for media Established and maintained professional relationship with employment agencies; Demonstrated practice of absolute confidentiality Strong conflict resolution abilities; analyzed and proposed solutions for personnel grievances.
Assistant General Manager06/1996
Liaison between Field Sales Representatives and Regional Sales Managers and National Sales Manager on matters related to sales, prices, warehouse stock and orders and sales trends.