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Contracts Manager

Location:
Anaheim, CA, 92804
Posted:
February 28, 2020

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Jasmine N. Nguyen

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Anaheim, CA 92804 adb1mh@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION:

Trinity Law School, Santa Ana, CA (2016 – 2019)

Juris Doctor, Degree received: 12/2019

California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA (2011 – 2013) Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, Degree received 8/2013 Bachelors of Arts in Business, Concentration: Business Management Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2012 Fullerton campus

Dean’s List, Fall 2012 Irvine campus

CERTIFICATIONS:

National Notary Association, Notary Public (2014 – Present) Commission No. 2271015 Expires January 2023

EXPERIENCE:

Ducommun Incorporated, Santa Ana, CA (8/2019 – 10/2019)

• Corporate Paralegal to In-House Legal Dept. supporting the Deputy General Counsel

• Reviewed, edited, and negotiated customer and vendor-facing agreements; commercial and government contracts for the aerospace and defense industry, including NDAs, long-term agreements, purchase agreements, and purchase orders

• Familiarity with FAR, DFARS, ITAR, EAR regulations and Export Compliance

• Track legal budget, legal invoices, and quarterly spends VANS, Inc., a VF Corporation, Costa Mesa, CA (1/2019 – 7/2019)

• IP Global Brand Enforcement Paralegal (Temp/Contract Position) to In-House Legal Dept. supporting the IP Global Legal Manager, Associate General Counsel, and VANS General Counsel

• Managed VANS’ large IP trademark portfolio, both domestically and globally (worldwide)

• Brand enforcement of VANS trademarks, logos, and trade dresses in key markets

• Primary function was trademark prosecution for over 1000 trademarks worldwide for Vans; instructed and managed oppositions, cancellations, invalidations and nullity actions against infringement; overlapped cases with counterfeit and criminal actions/prosecutions

• Liaison with key partners on international investigations, conducted test purchases, raids/seizures and counterfeit matters; alerted Legal Manager and key partners of necessary domain takedowns

• Worked with outside counsel to draft co-existence agreements, settlement agreements, and strategies for trademark infringement course of actions and/or brand enforcement strategies for global protection

• Docketed matters into Diams (Dennemeyer), managed “actions due” reports and deadlines

• Gathered evidence for filings and oppositions; monitor/execute trademark watch notices and inquiries

• Software/systems used: Outlook, Diams/Dennemeyer, Saegis, Thompson Reuters, Clarivate Analytics Pacific Sunwear of California, LLC (PACSUN HQ), Anaheim, CA (5/2016 – 1/2019) Contracts & Trademark Administrator to Legal Department supporting the Legal Director

• Drafted and redlined contracts, amendments, addendums, SOW, and proposals for various departments; proposed contract revisions to protect company interests; prepared execution final copies

• Oversaw contract maintenance including service agreements, consulting agreements, license agreements, marketing/advertising contracts, IT contracts, HR recruiting/staffing contracts

• Maintained contracts tracker & docketing system; maintained physical/electronic copies of contracts

• Drafted and executed authorization letters for vendors/manufacturers/factories of PacSun and proprietary brand name apparels, trademarks, and logos for trade compliance and U.S. Customs

• Trademark prosecution and filings of certificates; updated company records/trademarks with USPTO

• Trademark docketing and management of entire TM portfolio in Clarivate Analytics/IP Manager

• Conducted trademark watches and IP risk assessment by monitoring TM publications on Serion

• Liasioned with International Agents and instructed oppositions/cancellations/nullity actions

• Responsible for managing the company’s entire international trademark portfolio (500+ matters)

• Maintained company brand protection by taking down unauthorized Instagram and social media pages

• Ran copyright searches for logos, t-shirt wordings, and product wordings and catch phrases

• Softwares used: MS Word, Outlook, Adobe Pro, Concur, Lawson, ScanOne, IP Manager Paralegal and Executive Assistant to Senior VP, In-House General Counsel, and HR Director

• Drafted Board Minutes and written consents; processed and filed annual reports; 10-K filings

• Tracked incoming and outgoing contracts assuring signatures for fully executed copies

• Worked with Finance to collect monthly legal fee estimates from third-party vendors & legal counsels for fiscal month-end closing; processed and received monthly legal invoices in Lawson and ScanOne

• Maintained proper filing and record-keeping of all corporate documents, board minutes, litigation matters, and other proprietary information; HR separation agreements, employee termination letters, wage garnishment records; engagement letters, NDAs, separation agreements, and other HR docs

• Processed expense reports, booked travel arrangements, maintained General Counsel’s calendar, maintained conference room reservations, organized meetings, opened mail for In-House Legal Dept. Ventura Foods, Brea, CA (3/2016 – 5/2016)

• Temp/Contract Paralegal to In-House Legal Dept. supporting General Counsel and Associate handling Litigation/Claim Management and Corporate/Transactional work

• High volume, fast-paced and busy desk; processed and opened about 15-40 new matters per day

• Drafted and redlined contracts, letters, HR forms, reports, and PowerPoint presentations for meetings

• Handled transactions relating to corporate, IP, contracts, real estate, culinary R&D, M&A opportunities, member committee duties, and HR/personnel files; litigation/claim management relating to employment, commercial claims, product liability, and health/safety regulations

• Experienced in working with proprietary information; handled EEOC claims, workers compensation matters, HR and employee termination, employee discipline and performance improvement plans; handled wage garnishments with payroll department; and procured settlement checks for matters

• Revised consulting/service agreements, subscription agreements, development and supply agreements, sales agreements, advertising & marketing agreements, NDAs, real estate agreements and leases

• Managed attorney’s workflow, calendaring, expense reports, travel arrangements, and telephones

• Softwares used: Practice Manager, Outlook, Concur (for travel & expenses), and Skype Prestige Dental, Henderson, NV (11/2002 – 12/2009)

• Corporate Vice President and Business Manager directly supervising a team of 20-employees

• Large 10-operatory dental office with 2-Doctors and 5-Hygienists scheduling calendars

• Specialized in general & cosmetic dentistry. Services include, but are not limited to general dentistry, pediatrics, cosmetic dentistry, wisdom teeth extractions, root canals, veneers, single tooth implants, bone graphs, Invisalign (orthodontics) and Zoom! teeth whitening

• Strategically designed the practice from ground up; instrumental in the business development of the office and its thriving success as it grew to a multi-million dollar producing office within 4 years

• Increased yearly production to over $2.4 Million per year with collections at 98%-100% average

• Served 40 patients a day (average); successfully resolved any patient care disputes or financial issues

• Recorded as top-three-producing Invisalign practices in Las Vegas; sold 95% of all Invisalign cases, conducted Invisalign case presentations through Clincheck; offered treatment plan financing programs; took intraoral and extraoral photographs; organized quarterly promo specials

• Managed all aspects of the business including day-to-day operations, accounts payable/receivable, HR, billing/collections, QuickBooks, monthly/year-end closings, any/all bank relations, patient relations, marketing/advertising, ensure OSHA compliance, HIPAA regulations, CPR training, treatment coordinating, office management, dental claims, and Dentrix software training

• Maintained legal documents and executed business responsibilities such as yearly Secretary of State filings, Corporate Officer filings, Quarterly Sales Tax Reporting, and Leasehold Agreements

• Organized holiday functions, company events, dental conventions, CE courses, and Doctor’s meetings Goldfarb & Lipman LLP, Oakland, CA (1/2002 – 11/2002)

• Litigation Legal Assistant to two Eminent Domain Litigation Attorneys and one Real Estate Litigation Partner; Goldfarb & Lipman is a non-profit litigation firm representing the City of Oakland

• Composed correspondence to counsel and clients; created and edited pleadings, discovery, and proof of services; compiled and organized exhibits for trial; greeted clients for meetings, set depositions, arranged conference room reservations; booked hotel, car, travel arrangements; handled court filings

• Maintained calendaring for attorneys using Outlook; court deadline calendaring on CompuLaw

• Administrative tasks: answered phones, voicemails, faxes, copies, legal messengers, attorney mail Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, Palo Alto, CA (7/2000 – 1/2002)

• Corporate Legal Secretary in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department; supported three Attorneys

• Responsibilities included: heavy word processing; document turnover including editing, proofing, red-lining, photocopying and assembling documents/agreements for execution

• Prepared minutes for Board of Directors and Shareholders’ meetings; prepared 10-K filings; prepared applications for Corporation Commissioner for permits and stock transfers; prepared legal documents

• Inputted daily timesheets for attorneys; edited billing statements for accounting; reconciled cellular/office phones; prepared travel & general expense reports; handled attorney calendaring, appointments, and deadlines; scheduled conference room reservations and booked travel arrangements Davis Polk & Wardwell, Menlo Park, CA (3/2000 – 6/2000)

• Corporate Legal Secretary; supported three Attorneys in Transactional, Securities, and Sec Litigation

• Responsibilities included: heavy word processing, document turnover, red-lining documents, closings

• Inputted daily timesheets for timekeepers; handled expense reports and travel reports for attorneys

• Scheduled conference room reservations, created new client matters, accessed records and filing Terence F. Traverso, Attorney at Law, Seattle, WA (5/1998 – 3/2000)

• Legal Secretary to Personal Injury/Civil Litigation attorney

• Compiled and organized exhibits and directly assisted attorney at trial hearings in the courtroom

• Created and filed court pleadings and discovery with King County courthouse

• Engaged in constant interactions with auto insurance companies (claims department), State Commissioner’s Office, and various medical facilities for client case-related matters

• Handled client relations and initial client consultations; calendared all attorney appointments

• Drafted correspondences, demand letters, settlements, interrogatories, managed discovery requests

• Answered phones and handled all PI files/cases from inception to settlement or trial/litigation King County District Court – Shoreline Division, Shoreline, WA (1/1995 – 4/1998)

• County Court Clerk with occasional desk rotations for other desk title duties or coverage

• Ordered court dockets on DISCIS computer system, printed and prepared daily court calendars/trials

• Inputted and recalled warrants; posted bail for defendants; daily interactions with Police Department

• Magistrate Clerk: inputted and receipted bail payments, prepared time payments, assisted Magistrate

• Set Contested and Mitigation hearings, set Pre-Trial and Jury Trial hearings, organized court dates

• Inputted new traffic and criminal violations; set up files for new cases, assisted public at front counter

• Ordered Failure to Appears (FTA’s), typed/sent summons, handled Jury Duty logs and payments

• Recorded daily cash; accounting information; collection accounts; served as a Vietnamese interpreter SKILLS:

• Proficient in MS Word, Word Perfect X7, PowerPoint, Excel, QuickBooks, Adobe Pro, Outlook and Internet, Concur, Lawson, ScanOne, Skype, ADP, and Timesaver

• Legal softwares used: CMS Entry, Carpe Diem, DocsOpen, CompuLaw, AIA, Amicus Attorney, Legal Solutions, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, Practice Manager, IP Manager, and Thompson Reuters Serion

• Over 12 years of legal experience in corporate, litigation, courts, and GC, Partner & Associate support

• Professional, self-starter, meticulous, organized, and possesses strong communication skills

• Bilingual in Vietnamese and English (fluent in both) REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST



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