Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Information Specialist

Kaye Scholer LLP

Managed and executed research requests comprising a wide variety of business, industry, market, executive and competitive intelligence data for the business development department personnel and firm attorneys in accordance with requested specifications and research budget guidelines. Synthesized information gathered to provide succinct and relevant company profiles, industry overviews, biographical summaries, and  an analysis of key transactions, metrics, industry trends, litigation and competitor activity. Performed patent & trademark searches; federal and/or state legislative and regulatory history; court dockets and expert witness research; precedent searching of public and private securities offerings. Assisted in drafting model documents and best practice materials in records management. Provided insights to various practice groups particularly the life sciences group with regard to trends etc. Assisted with the design and implementation of the firm’s intranet portal content management, and writing assignments for an e-newsletter. Aided the firm’s practice groups to focus on model documents and best practices for retaining  and storing documents of precedential value.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Graduate Student Intern

National Archives Records & Administration

Assisted in the digitization of federal government records disposition schedules from (SF 115s)              

    1973 to  the present. Duties included document preparation, scanning, metadata tagging, ensuring

    ADA/web 504 compliance.   

  • Participated in an agency's appraisal justification meeting with NARA and Federal agency records management staff.

                Proposed appropriate recommendations regarding records management for archival purposes.

  • Made recommendations to meet scanning compliance and performance goals and also to revise and update validation strategies for the digitization processes.
  • Completed NARA's Basic Records Management course (KA 1-3)
  • Researched e-discovery strategies and related case law.
Mar 2008 - May 2009

Senior Law Librarian

New York State Court Unified System

Established objectives, policies, goals and programs for the law library to provide professional level library services to the court staff.  Partially responsible for the development and implementation of services that support teaching and research. Assisted in: supervising a staff of two; training court attorneys, judges, court reporters and summer law student interns on database use and research methods; managing document delivery; archival and retention policies; developing marketing and outreach initiatives to educate judges and court attorneys about library services. Aided in writing research guides and participating in reference duties related to New York Civil law.  Provided and oversaw electronic research for court legal staff.  Ensured the optimal use of the library facility to accommodate the evolving needs of court staff.

  • Applied the latest computer and other technological developments to the law library and legal research.
  • Aided in improving the growth and development of legal research collections and databases for the law library.
  • Enhanced the bibliographic guides, and improved the library's website by posting regular relevant blog articles.
  • Established a new program for training law interns in legal research.
  • Developed a team atmosphere amongst staff within the civil court law libraries.
  • Obtained commendation from a New York State Supreme Court Judge regarding excellent research abilities.
  • Strategized to enhance library services in the court.

Skills

Skills

Reference Law Liobrarian

Competitive Intelligence

Knowledge Management

Legal Research

Business Development

Lexis

Westlaw

Adobe Dreamweaver

Objective

An innovative 21st century research/ marketing information professional with expertise in legal reference services, strategic thinking and presenting cogent reports and with a clear analysis of data. Possess strong analytical planning, interpersonal, organizational and communications skills with a demonstrated ability to work with diverse colleagues. 

Interest

Academic Librarianship; Competitive Intelligence; Knowledge Management; Business Development