litigation associate resume example with 4 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Haitian-American attorney with global perspective and advanced training in social and cultural psychology. Proven in effectively taking on leadership roles, litigating serious cases and managing projects and teams. Subject-matter expert in human rights and development with excellent skills in issue-spotting, research, writing and analysis. Level-headed team-player, proven in defining and executing nuanced strategies for success. Engaging storyteller and public-speaker with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Legal research, writing and analysis
  • Project management and leadership
  • Negotiations, trial and depositions
  • Qualitative research and analysis
  • Survey design and implementation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Interviews and focus groups
  • Interviews with vulnerable witnesses
  • Public speaking
  • ADA, Project management and leadership
  • Approach, Speaker
  • Arbitration, Public speaking
  • Attorney, Qualitative research
  • C, Rehabilitation
  • Chinese, Settlements
  • Oral, Statistical analysis
  • Concept, Strategist
  • Conferences, Strategy
  • Clients, Survey design
  • Editor, Trauma
  • English
  • Filing
  • Focus
  • French
  • Fundraising
  • Government
  • Grant proposal
  • Insurance
  • Law enforcement
  • Law
  • Legal
  • Legal documents
  • Legal research
  • Litigation
  • Marketing materials
  • Meetings
  • Office
  • Negotiations
  • Police
  • Press
12/2014 to 12/2016 Litigation Associate Seyfarth Shaw Llp | Houston, TX,
  • Handled all aspects of criminal, civil and complex commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings.
  • Drafted complex legal documents.
  • Researched matters on excessive force, cruel and unusual punishment, constitutional law, contractual disputes, insurance defense, healthcare coverage, antitrust and malpractice.
  • Reviewed and interpreted transactional documents.
  • Filed freedom of information act requests.
  • Prepped clients for depositions and court appearances.
  • Highlights:.
  • Investigated and prosecuted police officers accused of excessive force and misconduct during internal disciplinary proceeding.
  • Represented federal prison inmate in civil rights lawsuit under 42 U.S.C.
  • 1983 for violations of his constitutional rights to reasonable conditions of confinement.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements in ADA wrongful termination case, and landlord/tenant dispute.
  • Wrote brief that successfully obtained dismissal of class action claims in federal cyber-security suit.
  • Took and defended 14 substantive depositions of fact and expert witnesses.
  • Developing and implemented strategies to prosecute foreign price-fixing cartel in the electrical components industry under federal antitrust laws.
  • Project managed large scale review and analysis of over 1mm documents on Relativity and established regular team goals.
12/2012 to 12/2014 Cook 99 Restaurants | Hooksett, NH,
  • Handled all aspects of criminal and civil matters from investigation and initial filing to final disposition.
  • Managed high volume courtroom with 3 attorneys averaging 80 cases per day.
  • Managed and maintained active and regular working relationships with various stakeholders including government agencies and law enforcement.
  • Highlights:.
  • Filed and prosecuted 25 trials (criminal) and 70+ contested hearings (civil).
  • Made critical charging decisions and sentencing recommendations.
  • Negotiated over a hundred plea deals.
  • Interviewed survivors of severe physical abuse and emotional trauma NOTE: Earlier experience includes summer positions at Greenberg Traurig in Miami, Florida (2012), Deheng Law Firm in Beijing, China (2011), and the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan (2011).
12/2018 to Litigation Consultant Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. | Oakland, CA,
  • Advised attorneys on legal arguments and strategy in preparation for Supreme Court hearings on serious human rights and constitutional violations.
  • Drafted public interest litigation petitions to go before India's Supreme Court.
  • Researched and analyzed serious constitutional, civil and human rights issues.
  • Led team of, experts, witnesses, attorneys, paralegals and interns to effectively build cases in preparation for hearings.
  • Interviewed witnesses and complainants.
  • Organized press conferences.
  • Created and distributed marketing materials.
  • Highlights:.
  • Member of team that freed 85 bonded laborers from slavery.
  • Accompanied law enforcement during rescue and interviewed 15 trafficked laborers.
  • Led fundraising initiative, identified opportunities and fundraised over.
  • 70,000 in 1 week to feed, clothe and shelter survivors.
  • Key strategist in prosecuting employer and leveraging public support to pressure government to act.
  • Successfully secured statutory compensation and rehabilitation for survivors.
  • Drafted concept note and grant proposal for human trafficking prevention program and managed team of 4 co-drafters.
  • Facilitated and institutionalize weekly office wide meetings on key human rights and social justice issues.
  • Successfully managed, trained and developed team of 20 volunteers and interns and developed learning programs to facilitate issue based discussion and trainings.
  • Researched, drafted and filed public interest litigation petitions aimed at:.
  • Ending manual scavenging: cultural practice forcing Dalits to clean human feces w/ bare hands for work.
  • Legalizing unbanked direct blood transfusions by physicians in rural areas to save lives and avoid liability.
  • Regulating the spa and wellness industry to curtail high rate of sexual harassment incidents and labor and employment issues.
  • Edited report on the Citizenship Amendment Bill and Muslim statelessness controversy.
Education and Training
Expected in 2018 to to Master of Science | Social and Cultural Psychology London School of Economics, London, GPA:
  • Dissertation: Is Haiti a Shithole Country? An Investigation Into the Social Representations of Haiti Held by Westerners and Haitians Using a Mixed Methods Approach
  • Selected speaker at
  • Expected in 2018 to to | , , GPA:
    Dissertation Conference
    Expected in 2013 to to
  • Awarded for excellence in Oral Advocacy (2011) & Global Legal Studies (2013)
  • Attended Chinese Summer Law Program
  • |
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Beijing, Indiana GPA:
    Expected in 2011 to to | , , GPA:
  • Founding editor on Journal of International & Comparative Law
  • Senior editor on Journal of College & University Law
  • Expected in 2010 to to Bachelor of Arts | International Studies, Philosophy Iona College, New Rochelle, New York GPA:
    Activities and Honors
    • Contemporary Social and Cultural Psychology.
    • Social and Cultural Representations.
    • International Law and the Use of Force.
    • International Comparative Law.
    • International Criminal Law.
    • International Relations.
    • Comparative Economic Growth and Development.
    • Economics of Global Resources.
    • International Politics and Film.
    • Comparative Politics of the Non-Western World.
    • Comparative Criminal Justice.
    • Peace and Social Justice.
    • International Law and Organizations.
    • Europe in the Contemporary World Volunteering.
    • Fundraising and training assistant for the Karuna Trust (human rights NGO and grant funder for Human Rights Law Network).
    • London, England.
    • Fall 2019.
    • Licenses.
    • Admitted to the Illinois Bar and the Northern District of Illinois (2013).
    • Eligible to wave into New York.
    Additional Information
    • Award for Outstanding Commitment to Service, Pea e and Justice Social Justice Advocate for Student Campus Ministries (2007, 2008, 2009) Mock Trial Team (2008, 2009, 2010) ACRA Club Division Rowing Team (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Honor Societies: Phi Sigma Alpha (Poly-Sci) Sigma Iota Rho (Int'l Studies)

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    School Attended

    • London School of Economics
    • University of Notre Dame
    • Iona College

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    • Master of Science
    • <li>Awarded for excellence in Oral Advocacy (2011) & Global Legal Studies (2013)</li><li>Attended Chinese Summer Law Program</li>
    • Bachelor of Arts

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