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Quality Control Legal Assistant

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New York City, New York, United States
Posted:
December 20, 2018

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Frederic Zerbib

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New York, NY 10026

ac70pw@r.postjobfree.com

917-***-****

Twenty plus years of domestic or international legal counselling expertise spanning into compliance, white-collard crime, securities, intellectual property, and anti-trust. Commitment to excellence for all clients. Results driven analytical mind in evaluating and resolving legal and compliance issues.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

08/2018-12/2018, Cravath Swaine, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for French and Swiss subsidiaries of a multinational banking services security company following a whistle-blower allegations which triggered an internal investigation, proceed with electronic inquiry of local company practices, monitoring quality control, ethics or regulatory review, drafting suspect activities report in an internal pricing and invoicing investigation context primarily expressed in French.

04/2018-07/2018, Entwistle & Cappucci LLP, New York, NY

Contract Securities Litigation Attorney assigned to a substantive French project to prepare for depositions several corporate executives arbitrageurs managing a Hedge Fund based in Paris, France. Drafting memoranda related to Merger& Acquisition, and Commercial Procedure under French and US law.

11/2017-02/2018, Kirkland & Ellis, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an Italian relevance, quality control and privilege document review in response to an Italian Prosecutor ethics and compliance investigation in the pharmaceutical industry practices. Conducted numerous targeted Google searches on non-for-profits organizations.

06/2017-10/2017, Hogan Lovells, New York, NY

Contract Patent Litigation Attorney for an Italian electronic relevance, first and second review, quality control, research memorandum and privilege document review in a biomass international patent dispute.

03/2017-06/2017, Jones Day, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an FCPA foreign review focused on a pre-acquisition due diligence investigation and analysis of Portuguese of Brazil documents related to specific securitization of real estate or industrial investments, third-parties’ intermediaries and relationships with local authorities with an asset management group integrated financial group in Brazil.

10/2016-02/2017, Fitzpatrick Cella, New York, NY

Contract Patent Litigation Attorney for an Italian electronic relevance, first and second review, quality control, research memorandum and privilege document review in an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA)dispute.

09/2016-10/2016, Cravath Swaine, New York, NY

Contract Anti-Trust Attorney for a French, Spanish, electronic discovery relevance, first review, quality control and privilege document review in a defense for a Second Request with allegations of price fixing in a pharmaceutical merger context.

07/2016-08/2016, Kramer Levin, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney for an electronic due diligence, second review, quality control and privilege document review in a defense for an insider trading allegations case by the DOJ and SEC.

06/2016-07/2016, McMillan, Jersey City, NJ

Contract Compliance Attorney for a French due diligence, quality control and privilege document review in response to an FBI investigation addressing environmental and compliance violations in the province of Quebec, Canada.

03/2016-05/2016, Kramer Levin, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney for a Portuguese relevance, second review, quality control and privilege due diligence document review in a merger and acquisitions audit of various Brazilian companies listed on the NYSE in compliance with SEC regulations. Conducted various Google searches related to legal entities in Brazil.

01/2016-02/2016, O’Melveny & Myers, New York, NY

Contract Commercial Litigation Attorney for a Spanish and Portuguese electronic relevance, second review, preparation of witnesses and privilege document review for a major airlines fees dispute with a travel agency in Central and Latin America.

12/2015-12/2015, Kramer Levin, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney for an electronic due diligence, second review, quality control and privilege document review in a defense for an investment bank mutual fund trustee’s fees.

05/2015-10/2015, Cleary Gottlieb, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an FCPA and foreign review focused on a contractual and company practices investigation and analysis of Portuguese, Spanish and French documents related to various transactions, sales, issuance of bonds and communications with government officials in Guinea. Performed first and second review of FCPA and violations and research memoranda.

12/2014-04/2015, FTI-Consulting/Paul Hastings, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an FCPA and ABAC (UK) foreign review focused on an internal worldwide contractual and company practices investigation and analysis of French documents related to various transactions, sales and communications with government officials in Canada, France, Belgium, Morocco and Algeria. Performed a document log and second review of FCPA and ABAC violations and research memoranda.

10/2014-12/2014, Fish & Richardson, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an FCPA and AML foreign review focused on an internal worldwide contractual and company practices investigation and analysis of French documents related to the development of a new line of dermal fillers products by a major pharmaceutical laboratory. Performed a compliance analysis of violations and provided compliance solutions to improve company’s practices and regulations.

07/2014-09/2014, Wilmer Hale, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an FCPA review focused on generic drug makers violations of US and/or foreign laws, conducted analysis of Italian and Portuguese documents related to contracts with suppliers and company’s code of conduct. Drafted a compliance chart analysis outlining potential FCPA violations and translation.

06/2014-07/2014, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney for an FCPA, SOX, KYC review focused on an SEC and DOJ subpoena requesting documents related to state owned banks bid offers in India and EMEA countries by a US computer industry leader. Reviewing sales and marketing practices. Performed compliance analysis and legal research.

04/2014-05/2014, Paul Hastings, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an FCPA, SOX foreign review focused on an internal contractual investigation and analysis of Italian documents related to medical equipment tender offers by a US multinational. Performed a document log of FCPA violations and translation.

07/2013-02/2014, Jones Day, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an FCPA, SOX, due diligence foreign review focused on an internal contractual investigation and analysis of Portuguese of Brazil and Spanish documents related to investments, third-parties intermediaries and relationships with local authorities with a global retailer in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Performed False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback statute analysis and translation in both languages.

01/2013-06/2013, Linklaters, New York, NY

Contract International Litigation Attorney for an arbitration in a commercial contract dispute oil dispute between the largest oil private equity firm of Brazil and a Chinese shipyard. Performed contractual analysis of Portuguese of Brazil documentation, deposition preparation for key players, privilege review, second review and drafted research memoranda on damages evaluation.

11/2012-12/2012, Sidley Austin, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney for a CFTC investigation related to ICE EFS commodities trades operations primarily expressed in French, which were issued by a foreign investment bank. Performed audio and written translations, first and second level review, privilege review and drafted research memoranda on structured financial transactions.

09/2012-10/2012 Gibson Dunn LLP, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an electronic BSA, FCPA, SAR, KYC and securities foreign review focused on an internal investigation and analysis of primarily Portuguese of Brazil and Spanish documents related to securities including stock options, participations, compensation and tax matters of a Brazilian investment bank.

06/2012-08/2012, Sidley Austin, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney for a CFTC investigation related to ICE EFS commodities trades operations primarily expressed in French, which were issued by a foreign investment bank. Performed audio and written translations, first and second level review, privilege review and drafted research memoranda.

05/2012-05/2012, Gibson Dunn LLP, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an electronic BSA, FCPA, SAR, KYC, due diligence and securities foreign review focused on an internal investigation and analysis of primarily Portuguese of Brazil and Spanish documents related to securities including stock options, participations, compensation and tax matters of a Brazilian investment bank.

07/2011-04/2012, Quinn Emanuel LLP, New York, NY

Contract Commercial Litigation Attorney in a Mesh litigation defense case in French. Performed first and second level review, privilege log, drafted research memoranda and provided analysis related to French Health, Corporate and Administrative law issues.

05/2011-06/2011, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for defendants in a FINRA discipline hearings of several inter-dealer brokers, involved in the sale of credit default swap, defense achieved by providing analysis and regulatory investigation.

04/2011-04/2011, Arnold & Porter LLP, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney in a SOX, FCPA and OFAC matter with a DOJ investigation almost exclusively in Portuguese of Brazil and Spanish documents related to consulting agreements for a major US corporation subsidiary. Creation of document log related to False Claims Act.

01/2011-02/2011, Paul Hastings, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney for an electronic compliance and privilege document review in a SEC investigation related to ISDA agreements, asset-back securities, and residential mortgage-backed and commercial mortgage securities issued by an investment firm. The document review covered the origination, sourcing and analysis of structured products markets by major underwriters.

10/2010-11/2010, DLA Piper LLP, New York, NY

Contract Compliance Attorney for an electronic relevance and privilege document review in a SOX protocol compliance Congress investigation.

02/2010-09/2010, Quinn Emanuel LLP, New York, NY

Contract Securities Litigation Attorney in a complex litigation case related to asset-backed securities, collateralized debts obligations primarily based on residential mortgage-backed for a major underwriter. Performed second level and privilege review, drafted research memoranda analysis related loan to value, FICO scores methodology, managed quality control, privilege log and trained new team members.

12/2009-01/2010, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY

Contract Securities Attorney in a due diligence pre-merger and acquisition review matter by providing analysis on corporate charters and by-laws in compliance with SEC rulings.

11/2009-12/2009, United Nations, New York, NY

Contract News Officer with an emphasis in international legal matters, drafted articles in French for the UN News website.

09/2009-10/2009, Patton Boggs LLP, Newark, NJ

Contract Litigation Attorney for an electronic relevance and privilege document review in an environmental case.

07/2009-08/2009, Latham & Watkins LLP, Newark, NJ

Contract Litigation Attorney in an electronic relevance and privilege document review in a discrimination case

02/2009-05/2009, AIG Domestic Claims, Brooklyn, NY

Contract Senior Litigation Legal Assistant for FINRA claims.

09/2008-10/2008, Macquarie Bank, New York, NY

Contract Bank Law Clerk for an au review of recorded trading floor conversations in relation to compliance with Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

01/2006-08/2008, Greenberg Traurig LLP, New York, NY

Senior IP Litigation Legal Assistant

Focused on intellectual property, trademarks, patents, copyrights, licensing, multinational litigation, investigation, AML and global brand protection in French, Spanish and Italian.

01/2001-12/2005, Cozen O’Connor PC, New York, NY

International Litigation Legal Assistant

Focused on international and commercial litigation, insurance, reinsurance, corporate law, securities law, bankruptcy and compliance in French and Italian.

12/1998-12/1999, Claude-Henry Kleefield PC, New York, NY

Senior Law Clerk

Participated with the President of the French-American Bar Association in resolving corporate and immigration issues.

03/1995-10/1998, Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, IL

Law Clerk

Actively participated in drafting motions, petitions, answers, memoranda of law, and pleas.

FOREIGN EXPERIENCE

06/1992-12/1994, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, Paris, France

Associate

Focused on corporate, securities, international business transactions, and arbitration law.

Advised American and French clients in mergers, consolidations, and acquisitions.

Conducted seminar related to privatization in France for foreign investors.

EDUCATION

2009 - Admitted to the New York Bar

1996 - LLM in International and Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law

1992 – J.D, University of Paris II, Paris, France

SKILLS

Fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Summation, Catalyst, Autonomy, IPRO, Iconect, Map Case, Concordance, Clearwell, Axcelerate LexisNexis, Shepard’s, Lextranet, Relativity, EDGAR, Ringtail, Blue-booking, Cite-checking; Westlaw, Kroll, Case Logistix and PACER

MEMBER: New York State Bar Association and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists



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