Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

An ambitious professional striving to enhance good governance and administration in the corporate organizations, using my harnessed skills in legal research, debt recovery and loan workout, policy making as well as corporate administration within a four-year period at both leading financial institutions and non-profit organizations as well as law firms to attain my objectives

  • Web & Computation Skills (MS Office, MS Excel etc.)
  • Administrative
  • Analytical Skills
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Verbal and written Interpersonal Communication
  • Coaching and mentoring
Work History
04/2019 to 01/2021
Remedial Management Officer Heritage Bank Nigeria PLC City, STATE,
  • Participated in recovery of over 6.5 Billion Naira of Heritage Bank’s risk asset portfolio from delinquent Debtors through negotiations and provision of loan repayment terms and condition subject to Management’s approval.
  • Kept and Collated Eligible Bank Assets Accounts sold to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and provided prompt attention to AMCON/Partners’ requests.
  • Appeared in court as witness for Heritage Bank for accounts under litigation and responded to court garnishees request via all legacies and memorandum schedules.
  • Liaised between external Debt Recovery Agents and Heritage Bank’s Experience Centers in respect of provision of requisite documentation for recovery assignments.
  • Timely rendition of accurate reports to Management, Central Bank of Nigeria and other relevant regulatory bodies. Prepared, reviewed, documented, processed and forwarded real estate conveyancing documents such as Deeds, Agreement and other general agreements.
  • Applied and followed up on excision approvals of applications forwarded to State’s land registry.
  • Conducted desk and field research findings about listed real estate property as well as prepared report about findings.
08/2018 to 03/2019
External Legal Officer Fava Travels Limited City, STATE,
  • Reviewed the company's compliance with regulatory requirements (Corporate Affairs Commission, Tax authorities and other relevant bodies) and recommended and initiated regularization where default has been identified
  • Kept up with and reviewed changes in laws that could affect Fava Travel Limited, informed staff and board of changes and advised appropriate departments on actions to prevent legal issues.
  • Engaged and interfaced with relevant experts to assist in reviews and regularization of the Company's compliance with the relevant bodies
  • Reviewed documents constituting the constitution of the companies – particularly the memo and articles of association and recommended and executed alterations where necessary.
  • Initiated the Restructuring (in line with legal procedure) of the Board membership and membership of the companies to bring it in line with the desires of the shareholders.
  • Recovered improperly retained companies’ documents from parties who have been engaged with the company overtime – directors, staff, legal advisors etc.
  • Reviewed client contracts and maintained relationships with clients through stringent cooperation on behalf of Fava Travels Limited
  • Initiated process of recovery of Fava Travel Limited companies’ properties (other than documents) where it was established that Client's and Ex staff have been illegally or unduly taken by third parties.
  • Assessing debt profile of the company and recommended possible ways to pay up.
  • Completed all paperwork, recognizing any discrepancies and addressing them in a timely fashion.
05/2017 to 04/2018
Associate/ Legal Administrator Akabogu & Associate City, STATE,
  • Prepared, collected, reviewed and documented legal research information, legal writings, case updates, largely regarding court processes, subrogation and other maritime claims.
  • Prepared, reviewed, documented, processed and delivered legal mortgage and real estate conveyancing documents such as deeds, agreement and other general perfection agreement: registration, stamp duties and Governor's consent.
  • Managed filing, updated and stored personnel records of all employees of both Akabogu & Associate and its Sister Companies. This also applied to other administrative records or related corporate documents of the Organization.
  • Investigated facts and law of cases, using pertinent sources to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Compiled documentation, ensuring accuracy and detail for legal briefs, responses to opposing counsel, motions to court and trial exhibits.
  • Participated in professional development initiatives for consistent improvement and up-to-date knowledge of emerging trends and best practices.
  • Researched local legal market to increase accounts by 13.9% and promote firm's brand and internal values.
  • Provided administrative support and research for litigation and court proceedings.
  • Kept up-to-date on case progress by frequently reviewing records and reporting findings to clients.
  • Provided administrative support and coordinated operational activities of administrative assistants, legal secretaries and other paralegal staff within the organization.
  • Planned and organized exhibitions corporate seminars and executive trainings for leading companies in downstream oil sector, maritime, insurance, banking as well as shipping sector such as: NIMASA, NPA et al.
Expected in 12/2015
B. L: Law Enforcement Administration
Nigerian Law School - Lagos, Nigeria,
  • Awarded Law Qualifying Certificate
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Called to Bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
Expected in 11/2014
J.D.: Law
Ambrose Alli University - Edo, Nigeria,
  • Graduated in Top 10% of Class
  • Thesis: Contractual Relationship between a Principal and an Agent
  • Majored in Commercial Law
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Member of Law Clinic
  • Member of Law Student Association of Nigeria
Expected in 06/2007
High School Diploma:
Ase Secondary School - Edo, Nigeria,
  • Graduated in Top 3% of Class

Nigerian Bar Association 2015

Association of Senor Staff of Banks Insurance & Financial Institutions 2019

  • Certified Chartered Secretary and Administrator, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator, 2020

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