corporate attorney litigation mediation consultant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated and results-oriented General Counsel with 20+ years of experience in commercial litigation, transaction management, contractual performance, and regulatory compliance. Strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team building skills. A proven track record of providing legal advice and consultation to publicly traded companies.

  • Commercial Litigation Experience
  • Corporate Legal Issues
  • Commercial Law and Business Transactions
  • Discovery and Due Diligence Processes
  • Settlement Negotiation and Mediation
  • Drafting Internal Corporate Documents
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Reviewing Contracts and Other Documents
  • Legal compliance
  • Intellectual Property Law
Work History
Corporate Attorney & Litigation/Mediation Consultant, 01/2010 to Current
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.Minneapolis, MN,
  • Negotiate, draft, and close complex commercial transactions for semiconductor equipment manufacturing and services sector.
  • Review and draft purchase and sale agreements and service contracts.
  • Provide legal advice on general corporate and business law issues.
  • Offer consultation on coordinating transactions and handling legal due diligence and commercial litigation.
  • Ensure policies and other documents comply with applicable laws.
  • Manage complex business transactions and develop trust and rapport with clients.
  • Serve as Managing Director and Chairman of Board for start-up product manufacturing company and established its supply chain and marketing materials.
  • Successfully mediated contentious patent litigation in three months, saving client millions of dollars in legal expenses.
  • Devised business plan for start-up company and assisted in capital fundraising of $0.5M.
  • Established supply chain for start-up company with manufacturing facilities in China.
  • Advised on regulatory issues associated with importing products from foreign country.
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Attorney, 01/2000 to 01/2010
Padgett Law GroupDallas, TX,
  • Provided general legal advice on corporate, domestic, and international affairs for multiple local and multinational manufacturing facilities.
  • Served as Corporate Secretary and took minutes of all high-level meetings, as well as project manager for complex transactions.
  • Partnered with senior management to create new business metrics for legal department and implement comprehensive electronic contract management system.
  • Drafted and negotiated supplier agreements, technology licenses, confidentiality agreements, independent contractor and consulting agreements, employment contracts, asset and stock purchase agreements, and construction contracts.
  • Devised new policies that allowed company to reduce its legal department and patent expenditure by 50%.
  • Conceptualized and designed all internal contract templates and miscellaneous corporate procedures and protocols.
  • Liaised with external counsel and established billing guidelines to keep legal spend within stipulated budget.
Corporate Transactional Attorney, 01/1995 to 01/2000
Fulbright & Jaworski LLPCity, STATE,
  • Prepared consulting agreements, employment and management contacts, intellectual property agreements, leases, corporate contracts, certificates, and other miscellaneous documents for clients.
  • Successfully applied for and received state and federal tax exemptions saving corporate clients millions of dollars in taxes.
  • Successfully applied for and was granted business development grants providing corporate clients hundreds of thousands of dollars of working capital.
  • Drafted organizational documents for new companies and conducted board meetings.
  • Leveraged existing legal knowledge to offer professional advice on regulatory compliance and risk management
Litigation Attorney, 01/1992 to 01/1995
Crawford & LewisCity, STATE,
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in complex commercial and regulatory litigation involving liquidation of insolvent insurance companies.
  • Advised on officer and director liability cases and unfair trade practices.
  • Interpreted general transactional corporate law to provide favorable outcomes and best-case scenarios for clients.
  • Represented corporate and individual clients in state, federal, and appellate actions.
  • Advised on various routine and ad hoc contractual matters.
  • Represented client regarding director and officer liability case with briefs filed to United States Supreme Court, resulting in favorable outcome to client.
  • Assisted development of electronic tracking system for caseload management of insolvent insurance company with several hundred outstanding lawsuits.
  • Managed caseload of several hundred lawsuits and settled all runoff cases for insurance company with positive outcomes.
Juris Doctor: Law and Litigation, Expected in 05/1993 to Paul M. Claire Law Center, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA,
  • Received American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts, Tax and Litigation
  • Received Presidents Scholarship
Bachelor of Science: Finance, Expected in 05/1986 to Louisiana State University And A&M College - Baton Rouge, LA

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School Attended

  • Paul M. Claire Law Center, Louisiana State University
  • Louisiana State University And A&M College

Job Titles Held:

  • Corporate Attorney & Litigation/Mediation Consultant
  • Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Attorney
  • Corporate Transactional Attorney
  • Litigation Attorney


  • Juris Doctor
  • Bachelor of Science

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