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Paralegal

Location:
Woodbridge, Virginia, 22191, United States
Salary:
60-65K
Posted:
August 30, 2017

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KENNETH D. COLSON

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WORK EXPERIENCE

HOLLINGSWORTH LLP May 2017 - June 2017 Paralegal (Palmer Legal Staffing)

Provide Paralegal support to Attorneys in Toxic Tort Litigations Cases.

Conduct E-Discovery document review and research using Relativity.

Research personal records information i.e. address, background, medical history, employment history, etc.

Perform legal research using Westlaw to include Bluebooking and Cite Checking.

File pleadings, motions, and other case related documents through Case Management / ECF filing system.

Organize and incorporate case documents, materials and exhibits into binders in preparation for trial, depositions, and meetings with opposing counsel.

BLOOMBERG L.P. February 2017 - May 2017 Legal Research Specialist (Special Counsel)

Conduct daily research of certain “Breaking Complaints” filed in Fairfax & Arlington County General District & Circuit Courts re: Civil Litigation

Scan complaints in OCR format to PDF using Readiris software; create summary detail spreadsheet of said complaints and upload documents to Bloomberg’s website.

U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION July 2014 - October 2016 Paralegal (PAE & CACI Contractor)

Provide Paralegal support to the Judgment Officer (ALJ) and Director of the Office of Proceedings.

Receive and review procedural motions, documentary submissions, reports, and correspondence.

File and log-in all case submissions, and review them to determine if they have been timely filed, are complete and responsive, and have been served on all parties.

Perform research using Westlaw, Lexis, PACER, Commodity Futures Law Reporter (CCH) and CFTC Library to locate and obtain reported cases, regulations and other legal, economic or technical information.

Draft and Serve CFTC rulings, procedural orders, hearing notices, and subpoenas.

Proofread and cite check outgoing orders and correspondence for accuracy and uniformity of legal style.

Establish & maintain working files on important issues and current projects within Office of Proceedings.

Review CFTC Hearing transcripts and case related affidavits & declarations given in testimony.

Maintain the case docket management system and update docket status reports through Practice Manager.

Schedule and update calendar of hearings, meetings, conferences and appointments for Judgment Officer.

Establish and maintain document and data retrieval systems.

Prepare drafts of decisions and orders, reports, and case related correspondence.

Review & provide Commission Reports & related Futures Industry legal publications to Judgment Officer.

Maintain and update loose-leaf law reporters.

U.S. SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION September 2011- June 2014

Paralegal (CACI Contractor)

Provide Paralegal support to Trial Attorneys in SEC investigations & class action/private securities suits.

Maintain production logs of all documents received & produced in discovery during SEC investigations, to include Indexing and inventory of all SEC productions to and from Expert Witnesses.

Draft and Serve SEC Subpoenas by way of Process Server.

Summarize deposition transcripts and case related investigative testimony.

Create TextMap Reports from transcripts of witness testimony regarding specific issues, language, etc.

Organize and assemble witness binders, issue binders, and trial exhibit/document binders.

Develop, maintain and update exhibit lists through CaseMap and original exhibits in Concordance.

Assist Trial Unit Attorneys generally with document tracking and retrieval, maintenance of files, etc.

Deposition and Trial preparation re: SEC v. Mercury and SEC v. Noble cases.

Develop Concordance and Relativity database systems to track documents during trial preparation.

Support and assist in the development and use of document imaging/OCR systems.

Conduct detailed research of case matters and review documents related to key legal issues in preparation for depositions & trial.

Conduct legal research using Westlaw and LexisNexis.

Perform Cite checking & Bluebooking of Briefs, Motions, etc.

Create Table of Authorities & Table of Contents for Court Filings.

Provide paralegal support to the Bank Secrecy Act Review Group within the Office of Market Intelligence

Review and assess Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and other Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Information to identify reports relevant to current Division of Enforcement matters; record elements of those reports in Govt. data systems and route reports to relevant personnel within the Commission as appropriate.

Conduct online and open source database research (WebCRD, CLEAR, EDGAR, etc.) regarding the subjects of the SARs.

Retrieve SARs or other Bank Secrecy Act information related to ongoing Division of Enforcement matters

Analyze related SEC databases, email communications, and other relevant data.

BRYAN CAVE, LLP August 2009- February 2010

Paralegal (contract position)

Provided paralegal support to attorneys in the International Trade Group practice of 337 Investigations and 701 & 731 Petitions regarding Administrative Protective Orders (APOs) & Antidumping and Countervailing Duty.

Prepared and filed 337 Complaints and 701 & 731 Petitions and related pleadings, correspondence etc at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC); U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and electronically through the ITC’s Electronic Documents Information System (EDIS).

Researched and retrieved recently filed complaints/petitions and related exhibits through EDIS.

Researched domestic industry information on U.S. Imports for Consumption and U.S. Tariff and Trade Data and generated statistical data reports for various products through the ITC’s DataWeb.

Prepared trial exhibits; worked on document productions and reviews; created privilege logs and assisted attorneys with case proceedings during hearings before the Administrative Law Judge at the ITC.

Conducted online research of active and dormant cases under DOC Administrative Review for certain import products.

DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO, LLP November 2000- August 2007

Paralegal (Telecommunications Litigation & Regulatory Practice)

LITIGATION

Lead Paralegal on class action-type case. Co-managed over 2400 informal complaints representing over

600 Payphone Service Providers (PSPs) seeking recovery of End User Common Line Charges (“EUCL”)

against all major Local Exchange Carriers.

Prepared and Filed Formal Complaints before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and all

subsequent pleadings filed during the liability, discovery, and damages phases of litigation.

Managed document productions and other E -Discovery projects using concordance and summation to

include providing access to all documents produced via FTP site.

Prepared and filed briefs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit relating to

the corresponding formal complaints pending at the FCC.

Maintained Tracking System Databases, Case Rooms and client files.

Acted as primary point of contact to all EUCL clients during the collection of evidentiary materials.

Conducted tariff research and worked with research consultants in the procurement of EUCL Tariffs.

Performed legal research using, Westlaw, LexisNexis, FCC & State Public Utility Commission Websites.

Proof read and cite check briefs, pleadings, motions, etc. and prepare table of authorities.

Co-managed and worked with litigation team to complete the complex analysis of evidence used in

calculating damages for individual claims.

Drafted Mutual Release and Settlement Agreements and generated settlement disbursement forms, check

request and settlement disbursement letters during settlement phase of EUCL Litigation.

Drafted and filed Notice of Settlement and Request for Withdrawal of Formal and/or Informal Complaint

Letters & Proposed Orders with the FCC Secretary’s Office.

Co-Managed over 50 cases against switch-based resellers of underlying facilities-based interexchange

carriers for dial-around compensation.

Acted as secondary client contact for switch-based reseller dial-around compensation litigation.

Assisted attorneys during binding arbitration hearings and prepared spreadsheets, correspondence

documents, privilege logs and other evidentiary materials used in the proceedings.

Scheduled and participated in status conferences with FCC Enforcement Bureau Staff.

REGULATORY

Submitted regulatory filings to the FCC, using Consolidated Database for Broadcast Stations (CDBS),

Universal Filing System (ULS), Equipment Authorization System (EAS), Experimental Licensing System (ELS), International Bureau Filing System (IBFS), Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) and Electronic Comment Filing System ECFS).

Performed due diligence for documents and filings at the FCC Reference Room; researched FCC rules and guidelines; monitored rulemaking proceedings at FCC & litigation cases at Federal courts.

Prepared regulatory filings and document research at various federal and state government levels, using electronic document search engines, such as, PACER, and Pike & Fischer.

EDUCATION:

George Mason University – Arlington, VA

Paralegal Certificate (July 2010)

Montgomery College – Rockville, MD '85-'87

(Political Science)

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Working knowledge of: Word, Outlook, Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint, Windows, Adobe Acrobat, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Relativity, Concordance, Summation, CaseMap, TextMap, LiveNote, PACER, EDGAR, etc.



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