Summary

Attorney with nearly two years of experience in-house at a multimedia conglomerate. In my last position, I practiced law for the in-house legal department of the Tribune Company focusing on television broadcasting, intellectual property, and online media. Prior to law school, I worked in hospitality sales, and as a business consultant for a multimedia design and production company.

I am currently working as the Corporate Attorney for a media research and monitoring company, which helps corporate marketing and public relations professionals maximize their company's brand potential in media relations.

Additionally, I am serving as a volunteer board member for a non-profit organization which assists minority law students, attorneys, and others interested in the practice of law.  My role focuses primarily on the marketing and public relations of the organization, and includes the development of the organization's social media strategy.

Ultimately, I would like to build a career as an attorney with an expertise in Internet and media-related issues.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Board Member, Board of Directors

Minority Legal Educational Resources
  • Develop the marketing initiatives and public relations of the organization.
  • Manage the daily operations of the organization's social media platforms and communication outreach.
  • Plan the operational strategy for using new and emerging online and web-based communications tools to advance MLER's messaging and brand.
Jun 2010 - Present

Bar Exam Tutor

Minority Legal Educational Resources
  • Tutor and coach law students in their preparation for the Illinois Bar Examination.
  • Evaluate, grade, and provide personalized performance feedback on weekly practice essay exams.
Nov 2010 - Present

Corporate Attorney

Cision
  • In-house liaison between Cision sales force, corporate clients, and other public relations agencies for content licensing and service agreements.
  • Handling various intellectual property matters dealing with company initiatives.
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010

Law Clerk

Tribune Company
  • Drafted and edited company agreements regarding content licensing, leases, and outside vendors.
  • Performed due diligence reviews involving regulatory licensing, intellectual property, and employee compensation.
  • Researched, analyzed and wrote on legal matters regarding publishing, broadcasting, and online media, which included online data privacy, keyword trademark infringement, digital music licensing, and FCC regulations on television advertising.
  • Reviewed and summarized pending legislative proposals, new case law, FCC decisions and rulemaking proceedings.
  • Assisted in fact gathering and document production for litigation, commercial transactions, and regulatory proceedings.
May 2008 - Jun 2008

Research Assistant to Professor Clinton Francis

Northwestern University School of Law
  • Compiled profile information on companies, industries, and international markets using SEC filings and investor data.
  • Prepared stock and financial data for strategy and negotiation exercises.
Jan 2008 - May 2008

Teacher's Assistant to Professor Sheila Maloney

Northwestern University School of Law
  • Coached and advised students on negotiation methods and techniques.
  • Sharpened communication skills and solidified knowledge of negotiation strategies.
Aug 2004 - Aug 2006

Sales Assistant/Coordinator

San Diego Convention Center Corporation
  • Drafted convention center agreements regarding rental, hotel subsidies, hospitality minimums, and multi-year bookings.
  • Liaison between multiple personnel and businesses for conventions with up to 75,000 attendees.
Oct 2002 - Jul 2004

Booking Coordinator

San Diego Convention Center Corporation
  • Diagnosed and improved a national database system and achieved a 75% increase in timeliness and overall efficiency.
  • Calculated and reported economic figures regarding the economic impact of incoming conventions to the San Diego region.
Dec 2001 - Jun 2003

Consultant of Business Development

DMT Productions, Inc.
  • Directed the product development and sales distribution of product line resulting in a 200% increase in revenue.
  • Negotiated and drafted contracts concerning management, publishing, and independent contractors.
  • Developed the organizational and legal structure of a growing entrepreneurial company.
Sep 1993 - Aug 1997

Intelligence Office Administrator

United States Marine Corps
  • Implemented administrative policies for four departments during organizational restructure.
  • Trained and supervised a team of four administrative clerks to accomplish office goals.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Evaluating information to determine compliance.

Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

Legal research and analysis