Ann Stiehler

Ann Stiehler

Qualifications

Highly motivated, results driven professional with diverse legal experience including corporate transactional, contracts administration and patent prosecution.

Skilled at working as a contributing member of a team, with strong time management skills, and the ability to successfully prioritize multiple tasks in time pressured situations.

Exceptional work ethic with a proven track record of integrity, ingenuity, analytical ability, and administrative skills. Consistently meets deadlines and exceeds expectations.

Detail oriented; able to streamline processes to increase efficiency, performance and productivity while optimizing resources to meet department objectives and strategic business goals.

Able to coordinate personnel; develop written procedures, work flow plans and other systems; refine intra-office communication procedures; and create electronic records and cross-references.

Exceptional presentation skills, with experience planning and conducting internal company training programs.

Technical Proficiencies

Thorough working knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, document management, electronic mail and database programs.

Docketing Software - Computer Packages, Inc.'s Patent and General Matters Management

Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Access

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Dec 2010

Senior Corporate Paralegal

Maintained corporate records; inventoried, indexed and brought state filings up to date for 24 entities. Created corporate calendar to manage due dates for entities, trade names, and lobbying reports.

Reconciled company stock option grant history and worked with outside consultant to upload data into Equity Edge® software.

Uploaded and maintained Virtual Data Room of corporate records for potential investors.

Designed and maintained contracts database using Access and Visual Basic; inventoried, scanned, and docketed contracts.

Negotiated and finalized non-disclosure agreements.

Prepared patent and trademark reports, due diligence materials, board minutes, and stock option grants.

Jul 2002 - Aug 2008

Senior Legal Assistant (Paralegal)

AVALON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

Maintained corporate records and contracts databases, SEC filings, and stock option grants.

Collaborated with members of various departments within the company including: finance (contract approvals as related to budget, quarterly and year-end close, and Board of Directors compensation), business development (non-disclosure agreements and other contracts, graphics), auditors (fund raising and IPO), and counsel (patent, trademark, litigation, clinical trial agreements, fund raising and IPO).

Drafted trade secret and contracts policy statements, negotiated and prepared contracts, and coordinated with outside counsel.

Created biological pathways graphics for publication, website and corporate presentations.

Canvassed department heads for input on redesigning and expanding intranet to update and increase information sharing within and across departments.

Presented training to staff on issues including Confidentiality Agreements, CPi Database, Exporting from Outlook, Patent Process, PowerPoint Master Slides, and Contracts.

Chair, Patent Committee.

Jun 1999 - Jun 2002

U.S. Filing Coordinator (Paralegal)

CELERA GENOMICS, INC.

Trained and supervised patent department staff for foreign filing and docketing.

Reconciled U.S. Patent Office deposit account up to $100,000 per month.

Entered and reviewed docketing records for over 2,000 patent applications.

Feb 1998 - Jun 1999

Patent Coordinator (Paralegal)

FUSION LIGHTING, INC.

Provided specialized support services, including drafting and filing documents with the U.S. and foreign patent and trademark offices.

Prepared IP budget forecasting and competitor IP analysis reporting.

Member, Patent Committee.

Aug 1996 - Feb 1998

Patent Legal Secretary

PILLSBURY, MADISON AND SUTRO, LLC
May 1992 - Aug 1996

Patent Legal Secretary

STERNE, KESSLER, GOLDSTEIN AND FOX
Aug 1990 - May 1992

Patent Legal Secretary

FLEIT, JACOBSON, COHN, PRICE, HOLMAN & STERN

Education

Education

Paralegal Studies Certificate

University Of Maryland

Skills

Skills

Software

Thorough working knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, document management, electronic mail and database programs.   Docketing Software - Computer Packages, Inc.'s Patent and General Matters Management   Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Access