Skilled litigator representing pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail, and technology companies in complex commercial and contractual disputes, consumer, privacy, and securities class actions, corporate governance and shareholder litigation, government investigations, and intellectual property litigation.
Litigation Associate, 09/2008 to Current Company Name – City, State
Litigate and advise in complex commercial and contractual disputes, consumer, privacy, and securities class actions, corporate governance and shareholder litigation, government investigations, and intellectual property litigation.
Represented pharmaceutical, retail, and technology companies including Facebook, Instagram, Sony Electronics, Nintendo, Horizon Pharmaceuticals, Websense, Quest Software, Barnes & Noble, MedImpact, LoJack, and Zipcar.
Second-chaired multiple arbitrations in commercial and intellectual property disputes; participated on trial team that secured a jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity in a multi-party patent dispute; secured dismissal of consumer privacy class actions involving novel issues of statutory interpretation; and obtained favorable settlements in consumer fraud and securities fraud class actions.
Drafted pleadings and motions in state and federal trial and appellate courts, argued motions, took and defended fact and expert depositions, conducted witness interviews and led factual investigations, conducted and responded to discovery, worked with experts, drafted complex client memoranda.
Represented pro bono clients including: Somali refugees seeking political asylum, California state prisoners who were denied appropriate medical treatment, battered women seeking temporary restraining orders, and individuals in disability, landlord-tenant, and guardianship proceedings.
Presented at firm-wide, in-house training session ("Cooley College") for all new attorneys.
Represented San Diego office associates on firm-wide Women's Initiative Committee.
Law Clerk, 08/2007 to 08/2008 Company Name – City
Assisted judge in all aspects of hearing and deciding criminal and civil appeals.
Summer Associate, 05/2006 to 08/2006 Company Name
Researched issues in employment discrimination law, developed theories for recovering civil damages against terrorist groups, and prepared an insurance law guide for Hurricane Katrina victims.
Research Fellow, 06/2005 to 08/2005 Company Name – City, State
Helped prepare academic pieces on international human rights and religious freedom; researched religious exemptions to Title VII prohibitions against employment discrimination.
Legal Intern, 05/2005 to 06/2005 Company Name – City, State
Advised The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on legal issues in the region, including European employment law, European privacy law, and Middle Eastern telecommunications law.
Juris Doctor: 2007 J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University - City, State GPA: summa cum laude, April 2007 Class rank 1/150 GPA: 3.93summa cum laude, April 2007 Class rank 1/150 GPA: 3.93 Elected to Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers Recipient, 2007 A. H. Christensen Memorial Award for Excellence in Advocacy Lead Articles Editor, BYU Journal of Public Law Moot Court Board of Advocates and National Moot Court Team Competitor Trial Advocacy Team and Board Member Teaching Assistant for Contracts and Introduction to Advocacy/Legal Writing courses
Bachelor of Arts: History and English Literature, December 2002 Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences - State GPA: summa cum laude Class rank 16/855 GPA: 3.92 Received competitive fellowship for summer project in West Africa Fellow/tutor in University's Writing CenterHistory and English Literature summa cum laude Class rank 16/855 GPA: 3.92 Received competitive fellowship for summer project in West Africa Fellow/tutor in University's Writing Center
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