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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Experienced litigation counsel with an extensive background in litigation and legal research. Expertise in case analysis, strategic planning and negotiations.   Effectively anticipates and evaluates legal issues both pre-litigation and after a complaint has been filed to protect clients and resolve cases in a wide variety of disciplines, with emphasis in commercial litigation and regulatory compliance.
Skills
  • Corporate and business legal issues
  • Litigation management
  • Legal writing

    Witness preparation

    Courtroom experience


  • Regulatory compliance
Education
Washington University Law School, St. Louis St. Louis, MO Expected in 2007 J.D. : - GPA :
University of Sydney Sydney, Australia Expected in 2003 Bachelor of Arts : English and Australian Literature - GPA :
Work History
Maricopa County, Arizona - Judicial Law Clerk
Gilbert, AZ, 11/2016 - Current
Conduct legal research, prepare summaries, draft and edit orders and opinions on discovery, habeas corpus, and social security matters as well as draft general scheduling orders and communicate regularly with the clerk’s office regarding entering orders into the CM/ECF system and handle other general chambers administrative matters.   Communicate with counsel regarding case management issues including scheduling and CM/ECF entries, and assist the Judge during courtroom and telephonic proceedings, settlement conferences, and any other civil matter before the Court.
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck - Associate Litigation Attorney
Chicago, IL, 03/2014 - 06/2015
  • Apprised clients of potential risks and costs associated with each course of action.
  • Oversaw an average of 30 cases each month.
  • Proposed requests for admission and requests for production of documents.
  • Filed all case pleadings in a timely manner.
  • Wrote memoranda and reviewed legal briefs.
  • Worked with management and staff to resolve pre-litigation disputes.
  • Drafted legal briefs and opinions for all clients.
Perform all aspects of case management up to trial including: preparation and responses to all written discovery and document production, arguing dispositive motions, creating litigation budgets, deposition, arbitration and mediation attendance, and communicating with consultants, experts and clients. Provide case strategy, analysis, and advice relating to mortgage banking claims, legal malpractice, personal injury, property damage and intellectual property claims.
WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER, LLP - Insurance Defense Litigation Associate
City, STATE, 01/2013 - 03/2014

Provide legal analysis and advice relating to large-scale liability claims and legal malpractice cases including preparation of dispositive motions, creation of budgets, reviewing of policy reports and interviewing of witnesses.  Provide discovery level litigation management of cases including overseeing of junior associates and paralegals, finalizing all written discovery, assigning and overseeing document review and providing analysis regarding all document production. 

Oversaw team of several junior associates and paralegals on a multimillion dollar wrongful death and survivorship action representing a large casino client.

GLASER WEIL FINK JACOBS HOWARD AVCHEN & SHAPIRO - Commercial Litigation Associate
City, STATE, 01/2010 - 10/2012
Research, draft and argue motions in ongoing complex civil litigation matters involving breach of contract, real estate transactions, employment law including cases arising under Title VII, banking, escrow and title insurance matters in both state and federal courts. Conduct initial case evaluation, perform legal research, draft memoranda and orders, retain and supervise experts, conduct and defend depositions, and respond to and prepare discovery and discovery requests for complex litigation cases. Prepare for and participate in early dispute resolution efforts including both independent and court mandated settlement processes. 
Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson - Summer Associate/Associate Attorney
City, STATE, 03/2006 - 01/2010
Commercial Litigation:  Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, and appellate briefs for Bankruptcy and Federal Court proceedings and appear at both discovery and dispositive motion hearings. Successful representation of a non-profit corporation in a civil rights action in Federal District Court, including performance of all court appearances and drafting of all pleadings and proposed orders. Corporate Transactions:  Draft and negotiate partnership, operating, and employment agreements in the course of representing corporations and multi-member partnerships.  Review/advise clients regarding state and local statutory regulatory compliance issues. 

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School Attended

  • Washington University Law School, St. Louis
  • University of Sydney

Job Titles Held:

  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Associate Litigation Attorney
  • Insurance Defense Litigation Associate
  • Commercial Litigation Associate
  • Summer Associate/Associate Attorney

Degrees

  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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