Driven litigation associate who contributes to a legal team through hard work, strong writing skills and a positive attitude.
09/2016 to Current
Litigation AssociateMeister Seelig & Fein LLP – New York, NY Drafted memoranda of law, pleadings and affidavits. Conducted extensive legal research on issues related to contract law, real estate law, employment law, and commercial sale of goods. Drafted deposition outlines, discovery requests and discovery responses. Conducted all phases of eDiscovery. Assisted in negotiating settlements.
05/2014 to 05/2016
Law ClerkMeister Seelig & Fein LLP – New York, NY Conducted extensive legal research on issues related to contract law, real estate law, constitutional law and trust and estate law. Drafted internal memoranda. Reviewed legal memoranda. Second-level document review.
08/2013 to 05/2014
Legal InternCardozo Bet Tzedek Litigation Clinic – New York, NY Litigated social services and housing cases under the supervision of professors. Conducted client intake. Drafted internal memoranda and briefs. Prepared for and performed hearings before Administrative Judges. Successfully reversed a Medicaid denial of a dynamic standing wheelchair for a client with quadriplegia.
05/2013 to 08/2013
Judicial Law ClerkHon. Margaret Parisi-McGowan – Queens Family Court Researched case law and drafted briefs on child abuse and neglect issues. For instance, drafted a brief regarding the conflict between religious beliefs and required immunizations for children. Attended court proceedings daily.
J.D.: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - New York, NY Business Editor of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal
Bachelor of Arts: History and Writing Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO "ThurtenE" Junior Honors Society