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My primary field of interest and experience is in the entertainment and video game industries. During my law school career, I have worked for one of the premiere entertainment and commercial litigators in New York, Donald N. David, and under his tutelage, found my incredible fascination with the entertainment legal world. My goal is to be able to use my entertainment and video game industry legal knowledge to help video game and software companies make educated, informed and beneficial decisions during the production process, facilitating a smoother production experience and saving money by avoiding potential legal issues.
Law Firm experience
Akerman Senterfitt - Law clerk and Summer Associate, Entertainment and Commercial Litigation group
July 2007 - June 2008
Extensive experience working in general/commercial litigation environment.
Assisted with drafting verified answers, preparing document demands, trial and deposition preparation, performed large research projects for supervising attorneys and accompanied attorneys to court in a high paced large corporate law firm environment.
Assisted in writing articles for firm bulletins to clients, and assisted with authoring articles written for professional and mainstream publications and outlets including the New York Law Journal.
Cozen O' Connor - Law clerk and Summer Associate
May 2006 - July 2007
General entertainment and commercial litigation experience in a large corporate law firm environment engaged in long term projects requiring a precise attention to detail under extreme time constraints, including extensive pharmaceutical industry review.
Drafted various legal documents including research memoranda for associates, partners and shareholders, responses and objections to discovery document demands, document demands, performed key legal research, attended and in charge of note taking during depositions, discovery document preparation for depositions, and engaged in massive document review projects.
Assisted attorneys during summary judgment project spanning three months, preparing legal research and legal opinion memoranda for supervising attorneys, drafting and assembling various summary judgment and response motions and opposition papers in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.
Performed key legal research, attended and in charge of note taking during depositions, discovery document preparation for depositions, and engaged in massive document review projects.
Assisted in drafting verified answers, preparing document demands, trial and deposition preparation, performed multiple research projects over months for supervising attorneys and accompanied attorneys to court in a high paced large corporate law firm environment.
Assisted in researching and writing articles for firm bulletins to clients, and authoring articles written for professional and mainstream publications and outlets including the New York Law Journal.
Contract Attorney experience
Wilmer Hale through Update Legal - Contract attorney
Mortgage backed securities and financial services industry document review
September 2009 - June 2010
Extensive review experience of documents relating to securities exchange and lending practices, bank and security lending funds and other high profile mortgage backed security accounts.
Intensive researching and analysis of high-risk investment vehicles and communications to clients as to their status and security.
Dechert LLC through Update Legal - Contract attorney
Extensive Pharmaceutical industry document review and examination
March 2009 - July 2009
Enormous pharmaceutical litigation relating to multiple products for big pharmaceutical firm. Specialized pharmaceutical knowledge of medicines and practices required.
Intensive analysis of documentation ranging from patient records, patient correspondence, internal memoranda, correspondence between managers and hundreds of employees, advertising documents, roadmaps, goals and implementation memoranda. Experience handling intricate confidentiality requirements and high-risk document output.
Conducted extremely detail oriented document research, requiring an extensive and nuanced understanding of complex and variable rule sets containing hundreds of variables. Reviewed thousands of documents, hundreds per day, in a fast-paced, strict and deadline-driven environment.