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

An LLM graduate with an extensive understanding of Nigerian, European and International Energy Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Terrorism, Business Law.

An Admitted Attorney of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2007.

Diligent Attorney offering skill in innovative problem solving and finding unique theories, ideas and solutions to create effectual case arguments. Works aggressively to achieve continued success.

Attorney who consistently takes initiative and perseveres even in the most elusive and trying of cases. Collaborates well with diverse clients of varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Savvy Lawyer well versed in trial preparation, research and drafting legal documents. Tackles cases with tenacity and an analytical mindset.Creative Attorney skilled at using case information to the client's advantage. Brings solid experience as a criminal defense lawyer in multiple states.Lawyer who brings a positive attitude and sense of humor to the office. Tirelessly pursues tough cases and never backs down from a challenge.Attorney who consistently takes initiative and perseveres even in the most elusive and trying of cases. Collaborates well with diverse clients of varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Highlights
  • Exceptional negotiator
  • Contract negotiation
  • Skilled mediator
  • Legal Research Network
  • Corporate litigation
  • Professional and personable
  • Intellectual property
  • Consumer and commercial creditor's rights litigation
  • Estate planning
  • Litigation management
Accomplishments
  • Volunteered with Legal Aid of Federal Capital Territory for 35 hours per month, including numerous “ask a lawyer” events.
  • Successfully defended several Banks in preliminary injunction proceedings and in the Federal High Courts Nigeria
  • Obtained favorable settlements for 75% of cases.Served as the Chair for the Student Appropriations Committee at the University of Benin Nigeria.
  • Assisted the lead counsel in up to 10 cases per month.
Experience
Legal Officer, 01/2011 to
Md AndersonHouston, TX,
  • Counseled clients on terms of mortgage modification and mitigation offers.
  • Studied all aspects of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases.
  • Reviewed documents for Environmental class action suits.
  • Evaluated data involving assets, income, liabilities, expenditures and surpluses.
  • Investigated complaints of retaliatory and discriminatory employment practices.
  • Reviewed and negotiated legal documents relating to the Banking industry.
  • Retained as outside counsel for companies and businesses.
  • Addressed contract-specific matters during case and precedent research.
  • Administered audits to verify actual assets and liabilities.
  • Analyzed data to test compliance with all legal reporting regulations.Conducted legal research and facts investigation for case litigation.
  • Developed detailed litigation strategies for each case.
  • Propounded discovery documents such as form interrogatories.
  • Appeared for status conferences and settlement conferences.
  • Conducted audits on company policies.
  • Frequently addressed strategic issues of public policy.
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Graduate Attorney, 02/2008 to 11/2009
State Of New YorkCity, STATE,
  • Ikomi and Ikomi is a top law firm in Delta state.
  • They have handled a lot of high profile cases around the countries and represented aggrieved parties in election petition tribunals around the country.
  • Selected for graduate attorney trainee program and reporting to the managing partner, responsible for providing support to labour Law, and corporate law.
  • Key deliverables focus on: client and colleague satisfaction; maximising billable hours (chargeable time); and delivering projects on time, to budget and specification.
  • Responsible for: establishing client requirements; performing extensive legal research; drafting and proof reading legal documents; and undertaking a variety of administrative tasks.
  • The role involves: responding to client enquiries to reduce the administrative burden on fee earners; extensive client interaction; and ensuring high levels of customer service.
  • Provide industry specific data protection advice to pharmaceutical, transport services and telecommunications clients.
  • Represented the Governor of Delta State in legal proceedings in the Election petitions tribunal.
Assistant Counsel, 02/2007 to 01/2008
Ikomi & Ikomi, ,
  • Recruited during the compulsory 1year NYSC scheme, reporting to the head of department legal who I turn is responsible for ensuring that all the necessary requirements of the organisation's finance application and approval process were correctly completed prior to the release of funds.
  • Key deliverables focused on: meeting robust service levels; and delivering effective risk management through ensuring finance contracts and documentation complied with regulations, legislation, company standards, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for providing training and support to all staff regarding financing processes.
  • Personally accountable for maintaining up to date knowledge of changes and developments in the law by performing in-depth research and reading journals and law reports.
  • Organised social events and team building activities for all departments within the legal department, leading to improved motivation of employees and a more cohesive team.
Education
LLM Master of Laws: International Law, Expected in 2011
University of Copenhagen - Copenhagen,
GPA:

Emphasis in International Business law, Procurement, Mediation and Negotiation.

Coursework in Energy Law, Commercial Law, International Criminal Law, Space Law, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.


BL: Procedural and Adjectival Law, Expected in 2007
Nigeria Law School - Abuja, FCT
GPA:

Kayode Eso Academic Achievement Award

Emphasis in Civil and Criminal Procedure, Company Law as well as Legal Drafting.

LL.B (Hons): Civil Law, Expected in 2005
University of Benin - Benin City, Edo State
GPA:

Coursework in Criminal Justice and Forensics

Coursework in International Relations

Emphasis in Constitutional Law

Professional Affiliations

Admitted Attorney of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.


Member of the Nigerian Bar Association


Member West African Bar Association.

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School Attended
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Nigeria Law School
  • University of Benin
Job Titles Held:
  • Legal Officer
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  • Graduate Attorney
  • Assistant Counsel
Degrees
  • LLM Master of Laws
  • BL
  • LL.B (Hons)