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Melbourne, Florida, 32935, United States
March 15, 2011

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Laurel Nugent

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Admitted, State Bar of Oregon, 2010

Juriste, France 2009


University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, France

Masters I, Business Law – June 2008

Masters II, DJCE – Advanced Business Law: Corporations, Contracts, Labor, Tax, Accounting – June


Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot – Captain – 2009

Thesis: “A Practical Guide to French Research and Development Tax Benefits”

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT

Juris Doctor, May 2009

Scholarly Writing: “Equity in Fisheries: Who really benefits from marine fisheries legislation?”

Dual degree, 4 year program, in international business law with the University of Cergy-Pontoise

International Law Society President 2006-2007

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Bachelor of Science, Marine Science (minor in Environmental Studies), May 2004

Marine Science Exchange with the University of Liege, Belgium 2003


Regulatory Consultant – Portland, OR September 2009 – October 2010

Developed a regulatory compliance matrix of state and federal agencies, rules, tasks, and requirements for

environmental, health and safety related matters. Consulted with client regarding priorities, application of

specific regulations to facilities. Generated reports and uploaded data into client’s system.

DJP Avocats for BDO International – Paris, France

Legal Intern February – March 2009

Worked on multi-million euro international acquisition and restructuring deals for global clients. Assisted

international groups with the application for over 1 million euros in French Research Tax Credit.

Researched and drafted responses for international clients on a variety of corporate and tax related

matters. Developed a “Practical Guide to French Research and Development Tax Benefits”.

Tidewater Barge Lines – Vancouver, WA

Legal Intern June - August 2008

Developed a document retention policy and a system for organizing and cataloging Tidewater legal

documents, policies and plans. Created a regulatory compliance matrix for environmental, health and

safety related matters for Tidewater subsidiaries and facilities.

Universite de Cergy-Pontoise – Cergy-Pontoise Cedex, France

English Professor March – June 2008

Taught English to Masters II law students at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France.

Oceana – Portland, OR

Legal Intern June – August 2007

Researched and drafted memoranda relating to ongoing litigation, current legal issues, and statutory

explanations for attorneys and other Oceana employees. Drafted a line by line analysis of a proposed

implementation act.

KAPLAN Test Prep & Admissions – St. Petersburg, FL & Burlington, VT

Instructor & Tutor June 2004 – May 2007

PSAT, SAT, SAT II and ACT instructor for classes of 4-28 students or individual tutoring for students.

Audubon Society of Portland – Portland, OR

Legal Intern June – August 2006

Revised and updated the 1993 Sauvie Island Wildlife Management Plan to conform to new standards.

Drafted an Audubon liability waiver for on and off-site summer camp activities.

PODS, Inc. – Clearwater, FL

Executive Legal Assistant October 2004 – August 2005

Organized, scanned, and catalogued Franchise Agreements and related documents to create a

comprehensive online and hard-copy database for each Franchise. Drafted and sent Franchise Agreements

and Addenda for each new Franchisee. Worked directly with Jones Day branches in Atlanta, GA and New

York, NY on 60 million dollar loan closings and on intellectual property issues including patent

infringement lawsuits.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration – St. Petersburg, FL

NOAA General Counsel Intern February – May 2004

Generated a file and case index. Researched legal material and support for cases. Reorganized and

classified fishing regulations for the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the South Atlantic.

Marger Johnson & McCollum Patent, Trademark & Copyright Lawyers – Portland, OR

Patent Proofreader December 2000 – July 2001

Downloaded and checked patents for publication errors. Sent errors to attorneys for correction.


Research and editorial: Researched and drafted scientific and legal documents, in both French and in

English; familiar with patent retrieval systems, as well as proofreading methodology; 7 years experience

working/volunteering in university and public libraries.

Computer Skills: Comfortable using Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Navis.


French: Bilingual – 8.5 years total immersion French education; D.A.L.F. certification (Advanced

French Language Diploma) 2003 indicating complete fluency. Lived 6 months in Belgium and 2 years in


Spanish: Basic comprehension - 4 years Spanish language classes.

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