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K&L GATES LLP (Formerly, Freshman, Marantz, Orlanski, Cooper & Klein) - Los Angeles, CA. - April 1997 - Present
Legal Assistant to Partner, Associate Attorneys & Marketing Dept. (beginning May 2008): Assistant to Attorneys, Sr. Paralegal and Assist to Business Development Specialist in the Mktg. Dept.
Legal Assistant to Partner & Associate Attorneys (beginning 2000): Assist 3 attorneys and paralegal in the Securities Dept. Edit and revise legal/non-legal documents (tables/columns), redline, proofread, compose letters, memos, e-mail, PDF and Scan documents. Transcribe, manage document flow (create & maintain files in LegalKey). Open New Files; enter attorney time; arrange travel & appointments; handle reimbursements; coordinate meetings and Prepare Marketing Packages for new ventures. Cover WP when needed.
Lead Word Processor/Supervisor (from 1997 – 2000): Monitor and prioritize workflow; supervise and schedule evening WP coverage; assist in training and upgrading skills to others, some technical support; create legal & non-legal documents (samples at your request – create tables, columns and brochure creation/design). Transcribe, Internet search, e-mail, receive, download and send out and document scanning (Omni Page and Pro Scan).
USC University Hospital - Los Angeles, CA - Dec. 9, 2004 – June 4, 2008
Telecommunications Dept.: PBX Operator. Receive and relay incoming calls; locate hospital personnel and assist with patient location. Attend to Emergency Response Codes and assist in data entry required.
Liner, Yankelevitz, Sunshine & Regenstreif - Santa Monica, CA - May 2000 - Feb. 2003
Evening Secretary/WP: Secretary & WP coverage to Securities/Litigation dept. Create & edit documents, assist with fax & overnight packages; assist Mgmt. & Records dept. with data entry and creating forms.
Schifino & Lindon - Los Angeles, CA - Mar. 1994 - Mar. 1997
Legal Asst./Word Processor: Create and work on various agreements, forms, promissory notes. Corporate minutes preparation, book updates, etc. Effective work in tables, columns and brochure creation/design, transcribe. Secretary to Securities Dept. for Lost Monies with Brokers and Brokerage Companies.
Office Manager & Marketing: Handle client contact, vendors, office bldg. problems, monthly billings, staff payroll and responsible for all office needs (service, repairs & supply ordering), mail, filings, bank deposits and create company brochure.
Sydney Guilaroff Enterprises - Beverly Hills, CA - July 1990 - Nov. 1996
Personal Assistant: Create/edit letters; oversee correspondence; monthly billing and filing. Accompanied Mr. Guilaroff to speeches regarding his last book “Crowning Glory,” and organizing appearances, etc.
Newfield Enterprises International - Los Angeles, CA - July 1992 - Mar. 1994
Administrative Assistant to President/Executive V.P.: Perform administrative responsibilities such as proposal organization, product research overseas (Saudi Arabia), minutes; legal research, routine correspondence, travel/meeting arrangements, reconciliation of credit statements, transcription & fast notes. Assist paralegal, legal department, management, accounting and reception.
Century Program Management, Inc. - Irvine, CA - Feb. 1991 - May 1992
Secretary to President & Word Processor: Work with legal/non-legal documents, agreements/proposals for major construction consulting firms (tables with multi-columns); transcription; organize Mktg. mailing projects; categorize/maintain electronic files; assist acct; translate; filing, data entry and reception coverage.
Karrass Seminars, Inc. - Santa Monica, CA - Aug. 1987 - Jan. 1991
Word Processor/Secretary: Manage seminar registration calls; data entry and train dept.. Organize filing, translate (Spanish/English),10-key, Word entry and check logging. Cover reception when needed.
Union Medical Clinic - Huntington Park, CA - Feb. 1986 - Aug. 1987
Receptionist/Interpreter: Answered a 13-line switchboard; cover cashier, medical records filing, typing, 10-key, assist accounting, translate for doctors and participated in the Amnesty program when in 1986.
SKILLS: Capable of Multitask. Can remain calm under pressure, strong computer skills (see below); can meet deadlines while given frequently changed priorities; strong sense of personal initiative, organizational and commitment to teamwork.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word 2000, WordPerfect 7 & 8, WordPerfect 5.1/6.1 Dos, CompareRite 7/Delta View, Conversion Plus/Worldox; Eudora Pro 3.0 (Internet); Edgarize Program; TimeSlips/Elite Time Entry & some Power Point.