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Research Associate

Woodside, NY
March 17, 2018

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Andy Walker

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ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Queens, New York Juris Doctor, June 2016

Activities: Corporate and Securities Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society, Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Society, Public Interest Law Students Association; SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, New York

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration, May, 2002



Research Associate, April 2017 – Present

Work with recruiters to develop research strategy for new searches

Utilize various resources such as LinkedIn, professional organizations and conferences, and subscription services to identify candidates for searches across all practices

Assist with the development of pitches for new businesses by surveying talent landscape, drafting memos on the industry, and compiling materials for client presentations

Maintain and update proprietary database systems with confidential candidate and client information


Account Executive, March 2011 - April 2017

Managed and developed client relations.

Worked with clients to determine their project specifications.

Handled numerous projects with varying deadlines and requirements.

Communicated client ideas to the designers to preserve the idea, and with vendors to ensure feasibility of the idea.

Researched to find any non-traditional supplies for clients.

Updated clients as to timelines and any issues arising with the project.

Wrote all client estimates and vendor purchase orders.

Reconciled vendor invoices and prepared client billing. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL LEGAL PROGRAM, INC., SECURITIES ARBITRATION CLINIC Legal Intern, August 2015 – December 2015

The Securities Arbitration Clinic is part of the St. Vincent de Paul Legal Program, Inc. It is an in-house arbitration and advocacy clinic. Under the supervision of two full-time clinical faculty members, students represent under-served investors in securities arbitration claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Clinic students practice law under a student practice order issued by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and Second Department.

Representing under-served investors in securities arbitration claims involving misrepresentation, unsuitability, unauthorized trading, excessive trading, and failure to supervise, among other claims before FINRA.

Conducting client interviews and reviewed documents to gather the facts.

Performing due diligence into the potential respondents and settlement records of similar claims.

Analyzing FINRA rules and case law, including selling away, private sale of securities, outside business activities, and failure to supervise.

Drafting memoranda on establishing customer relationship with brokerage firms and overcoming the statute of limitations issue and performing production/discovery requests.

Consulting and collaborating with financial experts to conduct financial and legal analyses of cases.

Developing fundamental investigatory and advocacy skills in the laws that govern investments, such as the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. DAVID YURMAN

Legal intern, June 2015 – August 2015

Focused on brand protection by monitoring and communicating with e-commerce websites to have infringing products removed from the sites.

Researched and compiled exhibits for cease and desist actions on independent websites.

Performed legal research and drafted memos on different topics that were affecting the company.

Prepared legal-training presentations for creative and marketing departments. KRENTSEL & GUZMAN, L.L.P.

Legal intern, June 2014 – August 2014

Performed legal research on substantive civil law.

Conducted general research on medical terms and procedures.

Drafted motions and correspondence with courts and opposing counsel.

Responded to discovery requests.


Legal Research with Westlaw and LexisNexis, Research using FINRA resources, Trademark Prosecution using the USPTO web site, General Internet Research, Project Management, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Quark Express, Flash, Dreamweaver Filemaker, Access, ACT, QuickBooks, FTP transferring, Basic HTML, and CSS Programming

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