Senior Paralegal/Legal Assistant & Investigator
February 2013 – November 2017
Accomplishments & Demonstrated Skills
Demonstrated excellent multitasking ability by balancing a diverse set of responsibilities that ranged from paralegal, investigator, technical support, bookkeeper to marketing consultant.
Paralegal: Review and drafts contracts and other agreements Draft legal documents and correspondence both independently and in collaboration with attorneys. Perform legal research and assist in case preparation for litigation. Interface with government entities to file or obtain a variety of documents as well familiarity with electronic filing systems such as PACER. Conduct and assist attorneys in interviews with investigative sources and prospective witnesses in addition to prepare them for any legal proceedings. Track the attorneys’ schedules and routinely met with clients in place of attorneys. Demonstrated the flexibility to perform and adapt in the ever changing and often demanding legal environment
Discovery: Respond and generate discovery requests. Summarize responses for the attorney, identify insufficient responses, and generate ideas for supplemental requests. Use software already available in creative ways to review discovery materials faster often producing spreadsheets for quicker analysis. Report on my findings and leverage the statistics and trends to design persuasive visual aids in order to aid in litigation.
Investigator: Conduct surveillance. Locate and interview witnesses. Interface with government/public, online/in-person information sources. Conduct forensic investigations to gather technical information like IP addresses, and social media activity.
Created a spreadsheet for negotiations that allowed for generating asset allocation options (for instance a divorce) & receiving immediate feedback as to whether court-ordered or agreed upon requirements are met.