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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Self-motivated Certified Paralegal with over 10 years of legal experience, highlighted by demonstrated knowledge in business administration, financial accounting, and office/data management & operations. Impeccable attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow-through capabilities. Confident working in boutique settings or corporate departments with C-level executives.
Professional Highlights
  • Promoted to Sr. Paralegal, Contracts and Legal Operations
  • Identify and develop departmental workflows, software systems and technologies enabling measurable improved productivity, performance metrics, and economies of scope and scale
  • Advise Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Managing Counsel of Global Revenue Transactions and Assistant General Counsel on all aspects of department operations from strategic projects to vendor management to litigation support
  • Manage Contracts Specialist role

Sr. Paralegal, 11/2012 to Present
NationwideIA, State,
  • Support EVP/General Counsel, Managing Counsel, Assistant General Counsel and 5 Corporate Counsel with operational, transactional, compliance and administrative matters in public technology company that provides SaaS cloud-hosted online marketing solutions.
  • Coordinate legal requirements with Business Systems, Corporate, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Product, R&D, Security and Sales functions to facilitate the contract management workflow process.
  • Strategic planning, process implementation and improvement, and productivity assessment of legal functions.
  • Track and organize operational information of Legal department's systems and structure knowledge management to analyze performance metrics.
  • Research applicable substantive areas of federal and state legislation and assist counsel to complete individual tasks and collaborative projects surrounding intellectual property, data privacy and litigation matters.
  • Detailed functional knowledge and negotiation of various contracts; including, service agreement, beta agreement, partner agreement, marketing agreement, confidentiality agreement, statements of work, order forms, etc.
  • Monitor and organize all incoming correspondence to Legal department and distribute information to appropriate business owner.
  • Manage contract templates, databases, and intranet Legal space.
  • Working knowledge of data analytics, rules-based and predictive targeting, segmentation and multiple-channel engagement; application programming interfaces (APIs); and ecosystem partner development.
Paralegal/Arbitration Processing Assistant, 08/2010 to 10/2012
Kamehameha SchoolsHeeia, HI,
  • Working knowledge of FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedures for Customer and Industry Disputes.
  • Liaise with legal counsel, arbitrators and parties throughout the arbitration/mediation hearing process from initial claim to post-award.
  • Research the Central Registration Depository (CRD) for broker-dealer qualifications and disclosure histories.
  • Analyze initial pleadings, determine proper jurisdiction, and prepare cases for service.
  • Analyze subsequent pleadings, including answers, counterclaims, cross-claims, and third-party claims.
  • Process hearing requests and postponements; pleading extensions; settlements and withdrawals; subpoenas and orders.
  • Support 6 legal administrators with caseload and special ad-hoc projects as needed.
  • Maintain electronic/physical file and manage all case-related information in the case processing database.
Administrator/Assistant, 01/2009 to 01/2010
The Eastern Shore Of Virginia Broadband AuthorityCity, STATE,
  • Coordinated procurement process on a multi-million dollar telecommunications construction project.
  • Working knowledge of FAR, GSAM, OFPP, eVA (electronic bid process) and the Virginia Public Procurement Act.
  • Reviewed contract documents and provided oversight, administration and guidance to Executive Director, Project Manager, Engineer and vendors on the execution of the contract terms and conditions and all applicable contract statutes and regulations.
  • Analyzed statements of work or specifications and agreements to ensure contract provisions are complete, accurate, and can be contractually enforced.
  • Participated in pre- and post-award conferences as required to support staff confirming document requirements in accordance with appropriate state and federal regulations.
  • Ensured that accurate and sufficient documentation existed to meet legal requirements for non-profit, public authority.
  • Served as Secretary of Board of Directors.
  • Coordinated monthly and special board meetings; drafted meeting agenda; transcribed digital recorded minutes, drafted resolutions and maintained corporate records; notified members of pending issues and managed general correspondence.
  • Performed administrative/research duties supporting the Project Manager, Engineer, and Executive Director.
  • Corresponded with local, state and federal government officials and agencies to complete assigned tasks.
  • Coordinated financial documents with grant administrators and bookkeeper to ensure accuracy.
  • Drafted payment authorizations and processed invoices for payment; processed expense reports.
  • Updated project database and website; answered contractors, vendors and public inquiries.
  • Organized electronic records management system, archive and filing system.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal, 11/2004 to 04/2008
Paul G. Watson IV, P.CCity, STATE,
  • Supported legal counsel in broad-based general practice firm in criminal and civil litigation; family law; traffic; residential and commercial real estate transactions; business organization; and estate/wills/probate planning.
  • Drafted pleadings, affidavits, agreements, deeds, powers-of-attorney, wills, memoranda, motions, notices, orders, leases, contracts, judgments, decrees, complaints, subpoenas, appeals, and other legal documents.
  • Prepared and submitted court filings in state, federal, general district and appellate courts, coordinating with judges, attorneys and court clerks.
  • Developed a valuable working knowledge of local, state and federal court procedures.
Sr. Funds Transfer Associate, 10/2002 to 02/2004
Mellon Investor ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Executed and monitored global fund transfers (200M+ daily avg.).
  • Ensured authorization compliance with audit policies and established practices.
  • Prepared and maintained fund transfer spreadsheets.
Master of Professional Studies: Paralegal Studies, Expected in December, 2012 to The George Washington University - , Washington D.C.
GPA: GPA: 3.0
Paralegal Studies GPA: 3.0 American Jurisprudence (The legal system, paralegal ethics and professionalism) *Legal Research & Writing (Print and online research, writing techniques, and legal technologies) *Litigation (Elements of litigation and methods of litigation support
Administrative Law (Agency discretion, hearings and investigations) *Government Contracts Law (Procurement and contract administration) *Elements/Litigation in Intellectual Property Law (Patents, trademarks, copyrights, international litigation) *International Trade and Finance/ International Litigation: , Expected in to - ,
Bachelor of Science: Finance, Expected in May, 1999 to Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, Virginia
GPA: GPA: 3.0
Finance GPA: 3.0
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School Attended

  • The George Washington University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr. Paralegal
  • Paralegal/Arbitration Processing Assistant
  • Administrator/Assistant
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Sr. Funds Transfer Associate


  • Master of Professional Studies
  • Administrative Law (Agency discretion, hearings and investigations) *Government Contracts Law (Procurement and contract administration) *Elements/Litigation in Intellectual Property Law (Patents, trademarks, copyrights, international litigation) *International Trade and Finance/ International Litigation
  • Bachelor of Science

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