Vice President Contract Compliance Officer resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Paralegal with strong skills in writing, organizing and project managing cases related to Personal Injury, Corporate law, Medical Malpractice, Property loss and Insurance coverage law. Proficient in conducting legal research, collecting witness statements and organizing files. Technologically-savvy I also offer proficiency in numerous software, spreadsheet development and legal research. Well-versed in e-filing, legal terminology and legal document preparation. Bringing over 10 years of legal expertise and commitment to supporting legal teams.

  • Dispute arbitration
  • Document filing
  • Discovery processes
  • MS Office
  • Exceptional writer
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Case Management
  • E-filing
  • Investigation skills
  • Settlement Negotiation
  • Efficient researcher
  • Communications
  • Civil Law
  • Legal Research
  • Legal jargon knowledge
Work History
Vice President/Contract Compliance Officer, 01/2014 - 04/2020
Kemper Corp. Salem, OR,
  • Smart Home corporation involved in the design and implementation of Audio/Visual smart homes fully integrated.
  • Reviewed current contracts to identify upcoming contract expirations and coordinated with stakeholders to analyze contract renewals and re-negotiation
  • Led contract writing system upgrades achieving beneficial contract terms
  • Reviewed contract plans and project specifics for thorough understanding
  • Assisted contract and legal professionals to address contract issues and developments
  • Ensured optimal contract terms and conditions were negotiated to lessen business risk and maximize financial objectives
  • Monitored subcontractor operations and applied effective time, resource and money management strategies to delivery under-budget project completion
  • Managed hiring for certain roles and actively coordinated talent management and recruitment
Office Manager/Paralegal Supervisor, 01/2010 - 01/2014
Kemper Corp. San Antonio, TX,
  • Office handled Family Law cases with large exposure of assets over 10 million.
  • I managed an office of six paralegals and three assistants in addition to being the paralegal to the Senior Partner.
  • Communicated corporate objectives across all divisions through regular correspondence and scheduled status updates
  • Established efficient workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall effectiveness of personnel and activities
  • Compared vendor prices and negotiated for optimal savings
  • Handled all incoming business and client requests for information
  • Enhanced collaboration between team members by preparing meeting materials and taking clear notes to distribute to stakeholders
  • Employed interpersonal communication when leading cross-divisional teams
  • Evaluated multiple facets of substantive law, including domestic relations, property law and bankruptcy.
Trial Attorney, 02/2003 - 03/2007
Bauchan Law Offices, PC City, STATE,
  • Plaintiff's firm that handled all cases from Corporate, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation, Property Loss Contract disputes and much more.
  • Handled over 100 active cases at time while managing team of twenty-three attorneys and average of 25 clients at one time.
  • Completed annual reviews of case files, employees and overall firm structures and introduced ideas and systems to remedy issues.
  • Researched, wrote and filed all motions, writs and briefs for each case.
  • Tracked and researched developing precedent and legislation in Corporate, Workers Compensation and Personal Injury law to maintain expertise and best advise and advocate for clients.
  • Presented key evidence and exhibits during civil trials.
  • Drafted demurrers and replied to oppositions.
  • Interviewed witnesses and gathered public record research relevant to each case.
  • Provided legal advice to variety of small and mid-sized businesses involved in multiple types of litigation.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Conducted legal research and conferred with colleagues with subject matter expertise to develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout course of trials.
  • Addressed employee concerns regarding demotion and termination.
Trial Attorney, 02/2000 - 02/2003
James Rabaut And Associates City, STATE,
  • Staff Counsel for State Farm Insurance Company. Maintained a full caseload of premise liability, construction litigation, property damage, personal injury, PIP, and subrogation.
  • Had the main job of drafting opinions interpreting insurance coverage, tier issues and the application of facts of each case involving Michigan and other states.
  • Assessed cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • Minimized risk exposure through careful advice on business operations and strategic plans.
  • Conducted settlement negotiations and trial for property case with counterclaims.
  • Interviewed and selected jurors to verify competency and lack of biases, presenting challenges for cause to dismiss unfit candidates.
  • Formulated trial techniques specifically pertaining to each case.
  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Resolved post-judgment litigation settlements and default judgment orders in favor of clients.
  • Drafted motions, petitions and waivers.
  • Questioned and cross-examined witnesses throughout course of trials.
  • Researched and wrote contracts, agreements and proposals.
  • Explained available courses of action and possible repercussions of cases to clients.
Bachelor of Science: History/Pre-Law And Computer Information Systems, Expected in
Southern Arkansas University - Lansing,
J.D.: Legal Studies, Expected in
Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Lansing, MI

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School Attended

  • Southern Arkansas University
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Job Titles Held:

  • Vice President/Contract Compliance Officer
  • Office Manager/Paralegal Supervisor
  • Trial Attorney
  • Trial Attorney


  • Bachelor of Science
  • J.D.

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