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Manager Microsoft Office

Beaverton, Oregon, United States
November 28, 2017

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Dynamic Contract Manager with expertise proposing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of contract types while maintaining excellent quality and building positive relationships. Proven success implementing a contract management system from initial design to companywide launch.

10+ Years Legal Experience

In-House and Law Firm Experience

Proven Negotiation and Drafting Skills

Organized, Effective Manager

Highly Computer Software Proficient

Independent Self-Starter, Team Player


Claims Analyst / Paralegal Class Action/Mass Torts 2017 - present

Epiq Systems Beaverton, OR

Review medical / financial documentation and interview plaintiffs to determine how build the strongest case for plaintiffs’ product liability injury claims for various class action/mass tort cases involving pharmaceutical or medical device products. Analyze, summarize and organize all relevant evidence which substantiates plaintiffs’ injury and damage claims. Communicate regularly with outside counsel and internal management to ensure analysis work product meets clients’ needs and expectations.

•Interpret a high volume of very sensitive and complex medical and financial records and

determine what types of additional information is needed to prove injury and damages.

•Gather facts, documents, and evidence to build the strongest case possible for each plaintiff, requesting discovery of any necessary documentation.

•Produce detailed and timely research reports for potential claimants specifically describing

evidence of proof of product use and proof of injury due to product malfunction

•Assess each plaintiff's case regarding the strength of potential claims and rank plaintiff's

injuries into the appropriate tier.

•Prepare and update the database of class action claimants noting filing deadline, class period

and general overview of each claimant's case.

•Work directly with plaintiffs and outside law firm representatives to gather and

convey information on a daily basis via email and phone communications.

Contracts Manager Legal & Compliance Department 2015 - 2017

Horizon Pharma (fka Raptor Pharmaceuticals) Novato, CA

Drafted and negotiated contracts in support of R&D, operations and two commercial products with annual net sales of over $130M. Concurrently led the development of a new contract management system by optimizing the existing process, designing the software with the vendor, and launching the program company wide.

•Managed a high-volume contracting process from drafting to final execution for agreements critical to the success of the company's worldwide business strategy and financial goals;

• Prepared new contracts using playbooks and templates, including defining the type and scope of contract needed. Consulted with US and foreign outside counsel as needed;

• Drafted and oversaw several multi-year manufacturing contracts totaling over $200M.

•Proficient with numerous types of agreements:

Master Services (MSA) Manufacturing Software Licensing

Statement of Work (SOW/WO) Clinical Trial (CTA) Consulting

Non-disclosure (NDA) Confidentiality (CDA) Licensing

•Reviewed vendors’ contracts and negotiated terms and conditions by interacting with attorneys, legal representatives and business managers;

•Evaluated company’s contract templates for compliance with evolving business and regulatory requirements. Initiated changes and new templates as needed;

•As project lead for the company’s first Contract Management System, evaluated the existing process, defined the features and functionality of new system, and collaborated with software vendor to implement the system companywide;

•Built relationships with leaders in functional areas to proactively meet contracting needs.

•Hired a legal assistant and assigned work, provided legal training and managed work;

•Provided regular company-wide training on contracting and legal policies and procedures;

Paralegal Manager 2006 - 2014

Legacy Planning Law Group, San Jose, California

Drafted and finalized contracts and legal documents while concurrently managing the operations of this niche law firm. Hired and managed paralegals and support staff.

•Directed the preparation, review and processing of legal documents, including contracts, pleadings, trusts and agreements;

•Drafted, revised and edited contracts including service agreements, fee agreements, licensing agreements and settlement agreements;

•Hired, trained and supervised the firm’s support staff and distributed cases to paralegals;

•Contributed to the acquisition and integration of two additional law practices comprising over 5000 client files;

•Reviewed client files for compliance to current statutes and legal strategies. Prepared summary of deficiencies and recommendations for each file for the attorneys;

•Acted as primary point of contact with clients to gather information, answer questions and keep clients apprised of the status of their cases. Interviewed and met with clients regularly;

•Corresponded with government agencies, state and federal courts, fiduciaries and financial institutions to coordinate distribution of assets;

Senior Manager Patent Agent, Intellectual Property Strategy 2002 to 2006

Johnson & Johnson Corp., Mountain View, California

Liaised between the in-house patent attorneys and the key leaders of R&D departments of J&J, a Fortune 100 company. Utilized extensive knowledge of patent law and the drug delivery patent landscape to help drive the direction of research and identify new product concepts.

•Streamlined and improved the existing patent development process, increasing patent filings 3 fold in the first year and decreasing patent development timelines by over 30%.

•Led an interdisciplinary executive advisory board to evaluate invention disclosures to ensure strategic alignment with corporate objectives;

•Performed technical analysis of competitor's patents to identify potential infringement on J&J’s products patents.

•Provided detailed instruction to researchers and inventors regarding legal requirements for a patentable invention. Authored and directed the writing of over 100 invention disclosures.

•Corroborated with J&J patent attorneys to draft and prosecute patent applications.

•Performed extensive critical reviews of patent applications, patent amendments, patent opinions, and patent litigation briefs for technical accuracy and full protection.

•Created and maintained summaries of J&J’s patent positions in medical device and pharmaceutical drug delivery technology areas;

Project Manager Senior Engineer

Johnson & Johnson Corp., R & D Oral Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery

Led multiple technical project teams concurrently to design prototypes, scale-up manufacturing processes and produce product for clinical studies in a highly regulated environment. Utilized statistical analysis to streamline development. Acknowledged for consistently meeting or exceeding project goals.

Full-Time Student 2014-2015


Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)


Master’s Studies in Engineering Management


Coursework: Project Management, Process Improvement, Information Systems, Statistics

Juris Doctorate Degree in Law (JD)

CAL NORTHERN SCHOOL OF LAW, Chico, California 2010 - 2014

Awards: Witkin Award for Academic Excellence – Community Property

American Board of Trial Advocates, Sacramento – Outstanding Student 2014


Registered Patent Agent U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE No. 55,787 2004


Notary Public CALIFORNIA SECRETARY of STATE Comm. No. 1973867 Exp. 03/31/2020


Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Project, OneNote, Publisher

Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign

Legal LexisNexis, WestLaw, TimeMatters, AbacusLaw, Clio, HotDocs, DocuSign

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