Team-oriented lawyer who works to increase understanding and proficiencies in all areas of legal practice. Dedicated, with an extensive background in litigation and legal research. Expertise in case analysis, strategic planning, and legal writing. Communicates with empathy and compassion while consistently exhibiting a professional work ethic. Adept at developing positive rapport with clients.
Proficient in Spanish and Italian
Trained in Westlaw and LexisNexis
American Bar Association (ABA)
Student Attorney, 08/2013
to Current International Human Rights Law Clinic – Washington,
Directly represented clients before Immigration Court, Asylum Office, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and organizations.
Conducted client intake and interviews.
Managed preparation for all case hearings.
Explained available courses of action and possible repercussions of cases to clients.
Researched,wrote, and filed all motions, memoranda, and briefs for each case.
Legal Intern, Employment Project, 09/2013
to 12/2013 Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – Washington,
Class action litigation for cases involving employment discrimination of minorities.
Researched and analyzed employment discrimination issues and relevant case law.
Wrote and edited amicus briefs for cases pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Addressed strategic issues of public policy.
and reviewed responding discovery documents.
Law Clerk, 05/2013
to 08/2013 Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor – Washington,
Enforced labor provisions
in Free Trade Agreements. Worked on the Guatemala Enforcement Plan.
Provided legal advice for
litigation under USERRA, including writing memoranda for the Office of Special
Researched and wrote a brief for use in unemployment insurance litigation.
Researched and wrote a brief to present to an Administrative Judge on an H2-B
employment visa case.
Reviewed child labor reports for the annual publication under the Trade and Development Act.
Interpreted legal standards
set by the International Labor Organization and researched how those standards
are implemented domestically.
Research Associate, 04/2012
to 05/2013 Public International Law and Policy Group – Washington,
and analyzed legal issues for the governments of South Sudan, Burma,
Georgia, and Yemen.