Adina Balan

Adina Balan


Seeking an associate position in a law firm. Also considering work in diplomatic areas (such as in an embassy or consulate), in the judicial field (assisting a judge) and in NGOs.  Geographical areas: Boston (MA), Providence (RI), Hartford (CT), New York City and the Bay Area (CA) region. Willing to consider other areas as well.

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar

Rhode Island Bar (Rule 2)

Romanian National Bar


Consumer Law (Bankruptcy), Family Law, Intellectual Property, International Business Law

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2008 - Present

Rule 2 Attorney

Rhode Island Legal Services
Currently – Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcies (Consumer Law) Previously – Court representation for parents facing DCYF legal actions (Family Preservation Project). Part of the litigation team pursuing federal action against state agency to dispute standards in granting medical benefits (Public Benefits Law).
Mar 2007 - Mar 2007

Shadow an Attorney Program

Brown & Welsh, P.C.
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006


Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Performed legal research and drafted memoranda in insurance, contracts, criminal and immigration cases. Organized court sittings and a variety of judicial events.
Oct 2005 - Apr 2006

Research assistant

University of Connecticut School of Law
Worked with IP law professor Willajeanne McLean. Researched US and EU trademark law issues.
Dec 2004 - May 2005


Law office of E. Horoi
Counseled clients and represented them in court proceedings in commercial, civil, and family law matters.
Aug 2004 - Aug 2004


GlaxoSmithKline Business School
Selected to attend training sessions in sales, marketing, finances, production and management. Competed individually and in teams in GSK business related projects (Brasov, Romania).




2007 - Present

Honors degree

University of Connecticut School of Law
2006 - Present

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)

ABA Section of Litigation
2005 - Present

International Scholarship

Bingham McCutchen LLP