Dynamic experienced attorney with exceptional talent for assessing and mitigating risks, negotiating complex terms, and influencing key executive decisions. Skilled at ensuring compliance, enhancing internal procedures, and developing tools for business success.
Contract Database Development and Manipulation
Government Contracting (COTS, DFAR/FAR, etc.)
Contract Process Company-wide Education and Training
International Contracting including Export Controls
Contract Internal Compliance
Legal Advising and Research
Contract Draft, Edit, Review, Template
Personnel Management, Supervision and Motivation
Process Development and Maintenance
Risk Recognition, Mitigation and Management
Financial Controls (Project and Department Budgeting)
Strategic Planning - Long and Short Term
Special Counsel provides legal consulting, attorney recruiting, legal talent, legal technology, and eDiscovery solutions on a project basis.
Associate Counsel April 2019-Present
KM Standards develops and delivers cutting-edge technology to provide government, law firms and corporate counsel with innovative tools to make contracting effective and profitable by providing private libraries, document drafting, assembly, templates and data organization.
Contracts Developer- Contract Standards Division July 2018-December 2018
Lead contract developer. Presented proposals, developed contract playbooks, “Plain English” translations, assessed risk level, built client-specific clause libraries and decision trees. Collaborated with internal and external clients including international law firms and governments.
Resolved challenges and issues reporting to the President and Vice President of Operations.
L3 TECHNOLOGIES, EOTECH DIVISION
L3 Technologies, EOTech Division manufactures and supplies weapon accessories internationally to military, law enforcement and consumer markets with 60M in revenue.
Contracts Manager February 2017-July 2018
Guided executives, project managers, operational staff on legal business matters.
Led the review, edit, draft, and negotiation of international and domestic contract terms and conditions using Plain English.
Managed procurement, manufacture, nondisclosure, vendor, representative, distributor, SAAS, licensing, real estate, escrow, bailment, commercial, public, intellectual property, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for state, federal and global contracts.
Managed and supervised contract administration and contract compliance including government regulation compliance.
Coordinated complex contracts systems with internal departments: Risk Management, Production, Marketing, Sales, and Human Resources.
Pioneered a contract administration and tracking program delivering reliable and real-time reporting evaluating performance, increasing corporate awareness, negotiation and cost advantages.
Increased contract process compliance and stakeholder buy-in significantly by educating departments.
Established law firm providing Estate, Real Estate Transaction, Injury, Bankruptcy and Debt Law.
Attorney March 2016-September 2018
Developed and practiced case strategies to obtain favorable verdicts.
Successfully represented clients in bankruptcy, contract, animal, and real estate matters.
Advised and drafted client estate plans, wills, and powers of attorney including elder future-planning, single-parent and multi-family probate matters.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT
The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) is a comprehensive urban university recognized for excellence.
Contracts Attorney June 2014-December 2015
Contracts Paralegal September 2010-June 2014
Developed, revised and maintained campus policy and procedure.
Identified and resolved risk management issues including insurance, indemnity and government immunity matters particular to state-run entities.
Drafted intellectual property documents including license, trademark and copyright.
Negotiated, drafted and reviewed varied contracts particular to government educational organizations
Experience with: Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Stark Law, Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWDCRA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Experienced contracting with government: General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Significant experience with information technology, intellectual property, SAAS, hardware, maintenance, vendor agreements, including long-term energy and food service contracts, entertainment, event, employment, non-disclosures (NDAs), real property leases and licenses as both landlord and tenant.
Liaised with outside and corporate counsel for litigation.
Coordinated and developed community outreach programs.
Worked directly with government and non-profits to coordinate and develop a unique ‘Green’ education and living center.
COUNTY OF MAUI CORPORATION COUNSEL
Corporation Counsel supports Maui County government by providing legal advice and representation that promotes the public interest and countywide strategic priorities.
Legal Technician November 2008- May 2009
Provided litigation administrative services through Offices of Counsel Services to the Mayor’s office, Maui County Council, County Clerk, Planning Department, Water Department, Department of Public Works, Department of Finance, Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Parks and Recreation, Boards and Commissions, Board of Variances and Appeals.
Drafted and edited contracts, pleadings, motions, judgment federal and state litigation concerning land use, water rights, wrongful death, and county legislation issues on Maui.
Provided discovery and pre-trial preparation.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Juris Doctorate, Concentration: Intellectual Property, Cum Laude (2014)
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School – Kalamazoo, Michigan
Bachelor of Business Administration, Distinction
Walsh College – Troy, Michigan
Currently preparing for the Virginia Bar (July 2020)
State Bar of Michigan (2014) Federal Bar Association
United States District Court – Eastern District of Michigan (2016)
American Bar Association
Michigan State Bar Animal Law Section Voting Council Member (2014-2017)
Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA) A judge appointed CASA volunteer advocates safety, permanence and well-being for children through independent recommendations to the Court.
Animal Advocacy Volunteer and perform pro bono services with national, state and local non-profits supporting animal advocacy.
2012 Children’s Champion Award Nominee
Delta Mu Delta – National Honor Society in Business Administration
Gamma Eta Chapter