University of Southern California Law School
Juris Doctor, May 2008 (GPA: 3.34)
High Honors: Real Estate Transactions, Remedies, Labor Law, Directed Research, Tax, Contracts
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude (English Major, Political Science Minor) June 2005 (GPA: 3.76)
Thomson Reuters San Jose, CA
Core Content Writer (Contract) 2018
Strategically plan and create original content with BlogDesk for the FindLaw website reflecting legal issues raised by current events and changes in law.
Market to legal professional and consumer audiences by drafting and including calls to action with links to other Thomson Reuters/FindLaw services for incorporation into articles.
Elevate visibility of older content for all audiences on FindLaw by editing over 200 articles.
Research keyword search volume and change article language to enhance SEO.
Review and revise HTML code to ensure drafts present on the AEM publishing platform correctly before uploading for publication.
Maintain integrity and visibility of FindLaw brand by updating articles to reflect current company aesthetic and formatting standards and creating compelling new content.
Review, edit, and revise articles written by others in support of producing optimum content.
DTI Global, B3 Legal & TransPerfect LLC California and Texas
Document Analyst and Writer 2010-2011, 2014-2017
●Coordinated projects between management, clients, and reviewers to resolve issues arising during time sensitive documents reviews.
●Analyzed metrics of document reviews, discovered issues compromising reviewer accuracy and review rate, and prepared reports proposing solutions while managing client expectations.
●First line of response between team leads and clients on review to questions of speed discrepancies, time management towards deadlines, and staffing increases and decreases.
●Prepared reports regarding client-generated emails which broke privilege to manage client expectations. Analyzed document chains to identify all emails breaching privilege.
●Proposed alternate review platform as a solution for a technical review, resulting in 50% cost savings for client on a $3M review by boosting review speed.
●Liaised between review platform companies and review teams to request modifications based on team feedback, increasing productivity and decreasing system errors during initial reviews.
Crown Castle International Houston, TX
Land Acquisition & Estoppel Specialist (Contract) 2013
●Negotiated estoppel agreements with existing tower landlords to remove consent, right of first refusal, and notice provisions. Drafted agreements with internal legal department to reflect acceptance of terms.
●Maintained an active caseload of 550 agreements and a database of over 5,000 active estoppel letters. Procured a 65% return rate with no financial incentives offered in less than 4 months.
●Achieved a 75% success rate for extending leases, purchasing rights, and creating perpetual easements.
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, LLP Los Angeles, CA
Associate, Labor and Employment Department 2008-2010
●Prepared employer trainings providing updates to the FMLA and ADA.
●Negotiated employment offers and golden parachutes for executives at technology companies.
●Successfully mediated equitable defenses of unclean hands and estoppel on $30M wrongful termination claim to receive favorable decision from the mediating judge.
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