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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Licensed in Tennessee (1994) and South Carolina (1995)

Results-focused legal professional with strength in organization and attention to detail using cooperative methods to achieve optimal results. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in legal contracts/documents and related corporate and employment matters, and knowledge to identify and mitigate potential risk. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

Skills
  • Organization of projects, tasks and general workload
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to effectively and simultaneously manage multiple and varying task, as well as effective time management
  • Negotiation and problem-solving
  • Relationship development with colleagues and outside partners/clients
  • Emphasis on developing a team-oriented process to work effectively and find resolution to issues
Experience
Corporate Legal Counsel, 07/2013 to Current
HornblowerOrlando, FL,
  • Assisted and collaborated with partners and management in drafting, review, and negotiation of general contracts, third-party agreements and vendor supplier relationships, as well as NDAs, employment agreements, and commercial leases.
  • Identified and mitigated business and legal risks in prospective and existing contracts, as well as in other related corporate departments.
  • Effectively managed a large volume of contract and related legal work, consisting of simultaneous projects, inquiries and work-requests.
  • Communicated and worked with clients to negotiate and finalize corporate contracts and agreements.
  • Assisted and collaborated with management regarding employment law concerns, claims and creating company policies and contract templates.
  • Drafted legal and business correspondence on various issues and effectively presented information to leadership, as appropriate.
  • Responded in a timely manner to internal and external communications/inquiries in order to provide prompt resolution to any issues and/or requests.
  • Researched employment and contract law and regulation applicable to current projects and agreements. and internally provided such information and legal analysis, as needed.
  • Proactively negotiated contracts/agreements with clients and outside business partners in a manner consistent with minimizing business and legal risk, as well as maximizing business opportunities.
  • Developed contract templates and updated policies and procedures to maintain contracting consistency.
  • Reviewed proposed contracts against established policies, guidelines and legal requirements to identify critical issues.
  • Worked with leadership to ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory authority.
  • Drafted pleadings and other legal documents associated with specific litigation matters.
  • Managed legal claims delegated to outside counsel in recovering payments owed to company, and assisted such claims by providing counsel with relevant information, documentation, and input throughout the process.
  • When appropriate, internally delegated and managed tasks related to legal work.
Associate Litigation Attorney, 12/1997 to 07/1999
Forsyth County, GeorgiaCumming, GA,
  • Handled all aspects of litigation and negotiation of Workers' Compensation claims, including trial preparation, court appearances for trial, motions and other legal hearings, drafting legal memoranda and briefs, providing effective legal correspondence to clients and opposing legal counsel participation on behalf of clients in Benefit Review Conferences, and drafting appellate briefs.
  • Contributed legal research and writing for law firm and other professinal publications.
Associate Attorney, Real Property & Transportation, 11/1995 to 08/1997
Office Of The Attorney General, State Of TennesseeCity, STATE,
  • Represented the State of TN in all aspects of the negotiation and litigation of claims, including the drafting of legal documents and memoranda, trial preparation, jury selection, research and preparation for legal arguments and memorandum, extensive preparation for jury trials, motions and other court hearings, settlement negotiations, pre and post-trial matters, and mediation.
  • Represented the TN Department of Transportation in eminent domain proceedings, as well as other TN state officials in their various capacities.
  • Effective worked to achieve results that were optimal and just for both the State of TN, as well as the TN citizens involved in the various claims.
  • Drafted Attorney General opinions as requested by the TN Legislature and other state entities.
  • Attended and participated in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Assistant Solicitor, 02/1995 to 08/1995
Fifth Judicial Circuit Of South CarolinaCity, STATE,
  • Served as as in Assistant Solicitor in the Family Court Division, RIchland County Solicitor's Office, with primary responsibility for the disposition and prosecution of juvenile offenders and a trial docket of approximately 40 cases per week.
  • Performed all work necessary to the disposition of cases, including bench trials, detention hearings, disposition and sentencing, plea negotiations and extensive work with families and various service agencies to effectively procure services to assist juvenile offenders and their families.
Education and Training
J.D.: Law, Expected in 05/1994
University of Tennessee College of Law - Knoxville, TN,
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science-Minor in Business Administration, Expected in 12/1990
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville - Knoxville, TN
GPA:
Additional Information

I love being a mom to my two children (my son is 21 and a senior at TCU and my daughter is 18 and a freshman at the University of Colorado, Boulder) and our dog, Hazel. I am an active member of Woodmont Christian Church (25 years) and have served in various leadership and volunteer positions over the years. I also serve as the Vice-President of our neighborhood association in the Hillwood area and perform various functions related to our NA. I also enjoy physical activity and the outdoors, and spend leisure time doing things such as playing tennis and pickleball, water and snow skiing, boating, walking/hiking, and horseback riding. My other interests include reading, cooking, travel, politics and being with friends and family.

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School Attended

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Job Titles Held:

  • Corporate Legal Counsel
  • Associate Litigation Attorney
  • Associate Attorney, Real Property & Transportation
  • Assistant Solicitor

Degrees

  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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