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Contracts Professional - Attorney

Chesapeake, VA
February 26, 2020

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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

Contract Negotiation

Process Development and Maintenance

Executive Presentations

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



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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 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.


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.


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.


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

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