Harvard Center of Business & Government Scholarship recipient: Selected to receive funding for full tuition
BA in Political Science and Philosophy. Graduated magna cum laude, placed on Dean's List in all semesters, accepted to the
General Honors Program, and awarded the Philosophy Department's Award for Excellence
Litigation Associate February 2011 to March 2012Peckar & Abramson
Represented clients of globally renowned and top-ranked construction law firm on construction, clean energy, transportation and environmental issues, general commercial disputes and transactional matters through legal research, advisory memos, settlement negotiation and mediation, and written and oral advocacy in arbitration and litigation.
Advised large solar energy company expand its market share in 3 states through extensive research and analysis on the corporate, environmental, energy, tax, and consumer protection regulations applicable to a new, multi-party structure.
Wrote Codes of Business Ethics and Corporate Governance for major civil infrastructure corporations.
Assistant County Counsel & Liaison to Local Government Agencies June 2009 to August 2010Bergen County Counsel's Office
Managed heavy caseload on diverse civil litigation matters. Reviewed and analyzed complaints, conducted discovery, drafted various motions and supporting briefs, and argued several dispositive and discovery motions in court.
Represented County Executive at all agencies' meetings to help manage potential crises & identify stakeholder positions.
Wrote County policies on use of social media, anti-nepotism, and identity theft.
Selected as member of Board of Directors for Meadowlink, a non-profit corporation offering regional transportation services.
Discovery Attorney May 2006 to July 2007Cravath, Swaine & MooreDocument review for privilege & responsiveness in government investigation of major accounting firm's auditing practices. Se- lected foe second-level review team due to consistently accurate evidentiary and legal assessment of client documents.
Summer Associate, Civil Rights & Environmental Division June 2003 to August 2003New Jersey Attorney General's OfficeConducted legal research, writing & analysis to help enforce state civil rights, environmental & public utility regulations. Selected to write memo on energy law issue of first impression in New Jersey.
Master : Public Policy, businessHarvard University, Kennedy School of Government9/2007 - 6/2009 Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Master in Public Policy with concentration in business and government policy. Coursework included strategic management of nonprofit, nongovernmental and public organizations, stakeholder & civic engagement, negotiation, quantitative and economic analysis of policy, and development of innovative public-private partnerships (PPP) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Member of winning team in Harvard competition to design a PPP to help Eli Lilly eliminate counterfeit drugs in Nigeria and directly present the PPP plan to the pharmaceutical's CEO who judged the competition. Harvard Center of Business & Government Scholarship recipient: Selected to receive funding for full tuition.
JD : litigation, corporate law and governanceBoston College Law School9/2002 - 6/2005 Boston College Law School JD with focus on litigation, corporate law and governance, labor and employment law, and reform of business regulation. Con- ducted in-depth research and analysis of regulatory reforms to hold corporate boards more accountable by strengthening share- holders at annual elections and extending fiduciary duties to company employees.
LawBoston CollegeWinner of Boston College Law School Negotiation Competition. Dolores Liebmann Fellowship recipient: Selected from hundreds of applicants to receive full funding (tuition and expenses).
BA : Political Science and Philosophy, GeneralRutgers College9/1998 - 6/2002 Rutgers College - New Brunswick BA in Political Science and Philosophy. Graduated magna cum laude, placed on Dean's List in all semesters, accepted to the General Honors Program, and awarded the Philosophy Department's Award for Excellence. PUBLIC POLICY & STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE
Harvard Business & Government Professional Interest Council, . Planned educational forums and activities