general counsel resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dynamic attorney with proven history of providing expert legal advice and representation for corporations and high net-worth individuals. Experienced as both in-house and outside counsel. Committed to advocating for clients and providing sound legal advice. Ability to build trusting, long-term relationships through developing rapport and providing thorough and honest communication on legal matters. Exceptional at translating legal issues into clear guidance for non-lawyers, and developing outside-the-box solutions to assist businesses in achieving their goals.

  • Domestic and international law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Corporate transactions
  • Corporate law
  • Settlement negotiation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Case analysis
  • Legal writing
  • Oral advocacy
  • Commercial litigation
  • Residential mortgage lending regulations
  • Finance knowledge
  • Corporate and business legal issues
  • Efficient researcher
Work History
General Counsel, 06/2018 to Current
Applied Medical Technology, Inc.Atlanta, GA,
  • Achieve successful outcomes in legal matters by employing strong business acumen and exceptional level of analytical skills.
  • Advise clients on binding laws and compliance investigations on fiscal practices.
  • Translate complex legal issues into clear guidance to craft outside the box solutions.
  • Orchestrate and handle various legal issues by remaining highly organized and prioritizing to meet tight deadlines.
  • Negotiate and draft IP, technology, employment, real estate and various commercial contracts.
  • Develop and implemente effective litigation strategy in domestic and cross border disputes.
Associate Attorney, 05/2016 to 06/2018
Jba InternationalIrvine, CA,
  • Handle complex commercial, corporate, banking and real estate matters with a special focus given to banking and real estate litigation.
  • Collaborate with clients to devise efficient short and long-term strategies that balance business needs with legal risks.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of small and mid-sized businesses involved in multiple types of litigation.
  • Apprised clients of potential risks and costs associated with each course of action.
  • Advocated for clients before court in oral argument by presenting facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Researched and wrote contracts, agreements and proposals.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
Associate Attorney, 12/2013 to 05/2016
Jba InternationalBrea, CA,
  • Represent financial institutions, lenders, loan servicers and title companies in various real estate transactions and banking litigation matters.
  • Handle complex commercial mortgage foreclosures, litigation of TILA and FDCPA claims, Chapter 7 and 13 proceedings, and UCC disputes.
  • Manage all aspects of litigation file from inception through completion.
  • Conduct due diligence, draft pleadings, motions and briefs; manage discovery; attend court proceedings; assist in trial preparation; stay up to date on newly enacted legislation to ensure ongoing compliance, with a special focus given to banking clients.
  • Draft and negotiate various contractual agreements, including loan modifications, settlement and release agreements, and commercial lending documents.
  • Oversee and manage local counsel in litigation covering various jurisdictions.
Associate Attorney, 09/2010 to 12/2013
Jba InternationalBurbank, CA,
  • Represented insurance carriers, municipalities, and self-insured entities before state and federal courts involving negligence, civil rights act, premises liability, labor law and insurance coverage disputes.
  • Managed entire pre-trial litigation file.
  • Drafted and responded to discovery requests, conducted and defended depositions, attended court appearances, and drafted and argued motions and appeals.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Drafted motions, petitions and waivers.
  • Tracked and researched developing precedent and legislation in insurance law to maintain expertise and best advise and advocate for clients.
  • Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout course of trials.
  • Conducted settlement negotiations and trial for property case with $3 million in counterclaims.
J.D.: , Expected in to Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center - New York,
  • Dean's List - Fall 2009, Spring 2010.
  • Awarded Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition Award for Article on Copyright Law.
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Graduated in Top 20% of Class
J.D.: Dispute Resolution & International Human Rights, Expected in to University of Potsdam - Potsdam, Germany,
Bachelor of Science: , Expected in to St. John's University - Jamaica, NY
  • Graduated magna cum laude.
  • Dean's List - All Semesters.
  • Key team member for $350 million private placement capital raise; ensured corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
  • Developed successful litigation strategy for high-profile, high net-worth individual in defamation lawsuit that resulted in six-figure jury verdict.
  • Successfully negotiated multi-million dollar fee dispute against AM Law 100 firm.
  • Acted as lead counsel in high profile litigation against a United States presidential campaign.
  • Successfully represented net-lessee of commercial building in $1.9 million commercial lease dispute. Obtained favorable settlement while limiting litigation costs.

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School Attended

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • University of Potsdam
  • St. John's University

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