Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Commercial litigation expert with additional experience in alternative dispute resolution. Areas of specialty include securities litigation and investigation; banking, private equity and financial institution compliance and litigation; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property and technology; real estate and construction matters. Fifteen years of both law firm and in-house legal experience combined as well as a background in managing businesses as chief executive officer.  Litigation Attorney who is confident in the court room and leverages excellent argumentation techniques that help boost case winnings. Innovative Lawyer highly effective at developing creative case strategies and writing persuasive briefs.
  • Exceptional negotiator
  • Intellectual property
  • Contract negotiation
  • Skilled mediator
  • Corporate litigation
  • Legal Research Network
  • Court procedures
  • Outstanding public speaker
  • Strong leader
  • Professional and personable
  • Litigation management
  • Commercial real estate
  • Member of the Bars of New York, Texas, and District of Columbia; admitted to practice before various federal courts across the country.
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  • Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk, Environment and Natural Resources Division Freelance, Financial Analyst Analyze bond, commodities, currencies, and equities for clients; Trade individual vehicles for private client portfolios and recommend opportunities; Recommend buy and sell opportunities in the market place on the exchange floors; CTA hedge fund trading S&P 500 and Commodity futures startup; COMEX and ICE: Intercontinental Exchanges Market Technicians Association Chartered Market Technician, Educator & Subject Matter Expert regarding Elliott Wave, Fibonacci and Gann analysis Presenter Lectures on class actions and securities litigation for continuing legal education programs and investment symposia; Manhattan Cable News Television Network appearances with attorney Ira D.
  • London and Professor Alan Dershowitz.
Successfully defended Gary Null and Gary Null & Associates Inc., in preliminary injunction proceedings and in a Federal District Court.
2013 to 09/2014 Litigation Associate Aon Corporation | Portland, ,
  • Represented financial corporations before the U.S.
  • Southern Districts of New York and Massachusetts Courts regarding claims the banks misled U.S.
  • government housing corporations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac concerning risky residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) they sold before the U.S.
  • housing market collapsed in 2007 Securities litigation and complex securitization; analysis of drafting and handling of credit and loan agreements and complex derivatives; SEC regulatory inquiries regarding Sections 11, 12(a)(2) & 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 Researched and drafted memoranda, legal briefs, pleadings and motions for commercial and securities litigation Advised clients re.
  • developments of federal regulatory policy on all forms of derivatives under the Dodd-Frank Act Performed intellectual property due diligence with respect to prosecution; e-discovery; strategy formulations for client's intellectual property portfolio; prosecution of patent infringements; breach of contract and business methods Served on securitization and intellectual property teams composed of associates and partners conducting discovery giving/taking depositions of witnesses; perform oral arguments along with e-discovery projects and trial preparation.
01/2011 to 01/2012 Litigation Associate Aon Corporation | Poznan, ,
  • Represented financial institutions regarding LIBOR and AML compliance matters pertaining to regulatory requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act and Investment Advisers Act of 1940; performed risk assessments for AML Compliance deficiencies and lapses concerning economic, and trade sanctions administered by the OFAC Worked on all aspects of Anti Money Laundering ("AML") regulatory requirements regarding adherence to both local and global level regulatory requirements pertaining to the financing of terrorism; Know Your Customer ("KYC") due diligence process to identify potential "high risk factors" associated with commercial banking clients Litigated administrative action by SEC alleging violations of broker-dealers' responsibility to treat customers fairly; performed FINRA violation assistance regarding fraud schemes; SEC regulatory inquiries and examinations Researched and drafted legal briefs, memoranda and pleadings for civil, FCPA, LIBOR and securities litigation Drafted memoranda regarding securities fraud, white-collar crime, and attorney-client privilege Worked on all aspects of FCPA, government regulatory inquiries; securities litigation and white-collar crime.
01/2009 to 01/2011 General Counsel & Chief Executive Officer Aon Corporation | Providence, ,
  • Played integral role as Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for a major Global health care company Responsible for managing outside counsel and advising on all legal matters regarding commercial litigation, consumer products, registration and licensing, compliance; insurance, ADR, OSHA and intellectual property law Litigated employment & labor; corporate governance; construction, defamation, mass tort and securities matters Researched and drafted memoranda, legal briefs, pleadings and motions for commercial and securities litigation Drafted LLC operating agreements, contracts, technology licenses, deeds, leases and orders to show cause Managed client relationships, including explaining legal rights and identifying goals regarding litigation Coordinated five national businesses, including training and successfully supervising two hundred employees Collaborated with President to develop and execute strategic business development plans to drive, maintain and grow industry positions globally; managed finance, sales, marketing, human resources & video production divisions Represented medical professionals from New York Presbyterian Columbia hospital before the U.S.
  • District Court for the District of Columbia, which prevented the New York State swine-flu vaccine mandate from firing physicians.
01/2008 to 01/2009 Litigation Associate Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell And Berkowitz, Pc | Atlanta, ,
  • Litigated and advised under Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C.; Section 78(b) and Rule 10b-5(b) and Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Responsible for managing second-pass reviews, privilege reviews and creation of privilege logs of litigation per-taining to In re Comverse Technology, Inc., a derivatives class action matter that settled for a total of $225 million.
  • Handled depositions, attended court appearances, gave oral arguments; assisted with negotiations of Securities Fraud and Class Actions regarding accounting transparency; broker-dealer regulation and compliance matters.
01/2006 to 01/2007 Litigation Associate Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell And Berkowitz, Pc | Chattanooga, ,
  • Represented clients in domestic and international matters including toxic tort, product liability, intellectual property (IP), antitrust and general commercial litigation including environmental torts and natural resource damage liability.
  • Researched and drafted memoranda, legal briefs, pleadings and motions for commercial and mass tort litigation.
  • Litigated and advised pertaining to the defense for the city of New York and over 150 contractors in multi-district litigation venued in the Southern District of New York, arising from response actions taken at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; managed teams of contract analysts and document reviewers.
01/2000 to 01/2005 Litigation Associate CLIFFORD CHANCE | City, ,
  • Specialized in general commercial and securities litigation, antitrust, business transactions, environmental litigation, intellectual property litigation, real estate and construction; advised broker-dealers on regulatory matters, including market and conduct rules; represented broker-dealers and their associated persons in litigation and arbitration Researched and drafted memoranda, legal briefs, pleadings and motions for commercial and securities litigation Represented clients before regulators, including the SEC, the NYSE, the NASD and state regulators Counseled clients on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganizations Litigated securities fraud matters and advised on derivatives transactions, securities offerings and leveraged finance Performed due diligence regarding all sectors of the real estate construction industry, including infrastructure, energy, oil and gas and real estate as well as the environmental aspects of clients' businesses Complex litigation and advisory assistance work regarding real estate for a diverse range of clients, including developers, owner, property institutions, hoteliers, retailers, manufacturers and insolvency practitioners Performed intellectual property due diligence with respect to prosecutions; strategy formulation for client's intellectual property portfolio; preparation and prosecution of patent applications; provided legal advice on litigation of intellectual property issues; managed teams of document reviewers and contract analysts.
Expected in Financial Accounting Parts I and II; Intermediate Accounting: Part I; Financial Statement Analysis | New York University New York Institute of Finance, , GPA:
Structured Finance I; Introduction to Corporate Finance; Intermarket Analysis; Fundamentals of Corporate Risk Management; Applied Technical Analysis I and II; Fixed Income Analysis and Equity Derivatives and Beyond
Expected in Juris Doctor | Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont GPA: cum laude; VLS Moot Court; Vermont Governor Howard Dean's Office and Attorney General's Office
cum laude; VLS Moot Court; Vermont Governor Howard Dean's Office and Attorney General's Office Master of Studies of Environmental Law & Policy, with honors; Professor Richard Brooks, Research Assistant
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Humanities Computer Science Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, New York GPA: Cum Laude
Humanities Computer Science Cum Laude
Accounting, administrative, ADR, arbitration, attorney, banking, business development, C, oral, contracts, Corporate Finance, credit, client, clients, Derivatives, drafting, due diligence, Equity, finance, financing, Finance I, financial, Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, firing, Fixed Income, forms, government, human resources, insurance, IP, Law, legal, litigation, Mac, managing, marketing, market, mergers and acquisitions, Exchange, Money, natural, negotiations, oil, real estate, Research, Risk Management, sales, Securities, strategy, strategic, strategy formulation, Structured, supervising, Technical Analysis I, video production

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