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Syracuse University College of Law                                                       Syracuse, NY
Juris Doctor                                                                                                                May, 2012
Honors:        Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis - Senior Associate Editor
                      Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter - Computer Editor

                      Moot Court Honor Society - Honorary Associate Member

                      Certificates in Global Law and Practice | National Security

Publication: Maturation of Chinese Antimonopoly Law, NYSBA INT’L CHAPTER  NEWS (2010)

Activities:     Student Bar Association - President and College of Law Marshal

                      Alternative Dispute Resolution Society - Competitions Judge and Regional Competitions Coach

Dowling College, Townsend School of Business                                    Oakdale, NY
Master of Business Administration - Information Systems Management                 May, 2007

New York Institute of Technology                                                          Westbury, NY
Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies                                                          May, 2001

Certificate in Technical Writing
Activities:     The Campus Slate - Editorial Staff; Delta Sigma Phi; Student Theatre Program


Independent Contractor                                                                                          Syracuse, NY

Legal/Business Consultant                                                                                        Apr. 2015 - Present

Ascertaining necessary information for and filing incorporation paperwork for New York State - focusing on  real estate - commercial and non-profit.  Drafting/modifying business-to-business agreements and contracts. Writing powers-of-attorney. Traffic violations.

Coté and Van Dyke, LLP                                                                                        Syracuse, NY
Law Clerk                                                                                                                            Jun. 2014 - Mar. 2015

Client intake and counseling. Legal and medical research for civil cases. Assisting partners in preparation of cases for court.

Plug and Pay Technologies, Inc.                                                                            Hauppauge, NY

Legal/Technical Advisor                                                                                                     Oct. 2012 - Jun. 2013

Advised regarding business-to-business contracts/agreements: merchants, resellers, and partners.  Revision of Use and Privacy Policies.  Revision of corporate web site, including SEO and social media.  Development and revision of legal and technical documentation in compliance with applicable law and PCI standards - with upper-management, development, support, and sales teams.

Coté and Van Dyke, LLP                                                                                       Syracuse, NY
Legal Intern/Clerk                                                                                                              May 2011 - May 2013

Client intake and counseling. Legal and medical research for personal injury and U1983 claims. Witnessed and counseled in two trials from inception to completion – second-chaired the latter.

Securities Arbitration and Consumer Law Clinic                                              Syracuse, NY

Student Attorney and Research Assistant                                                                          Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2012

Interviewed, advocated for, negotiated on behalf of, and counseled clients. Interviewed witnesses and experts for arbitration. Investigated cases and conducted legal research.

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.                                                                      New York, NY
Legal Intern                                                                                                                       Jun. 2010 - Aug. 2010

Drafted entertainment contracts. Participated in negotiations. Researched comparative international social media law to create a corporation-wide policy. Analyzed potential trademark and copyright infringements. Incorporated a subsidiary company.

Legal Services of Central New York                                                                    Syracuse, NY

Pro Bono Action Now Program - Group Technology Coordinator                                   Sep. 2009 - Apr. 2010

Interviewed client for detailed financial and personal information.  Analyzed and assembled necessary information with group.  Recorded bankruptcy petition and schedules in software.

Plug and Pay Technologies, Inc.                                                                           Hauppauge, NY Information Designer                                                                                                        Mar. 2003 - Aug. 2009

Trained and supported all levels of domestic and international clients' e/m-commerce businesses.  Co-developed, implemented, and monitored feedback systems for clients.  Created instructional manuals for services and products for various audiences, including management, clients, developers, and sales staff.  Maintained an Online Glossary and Online Frequently Asked questions to better support our clients.

Computer Associates International, Inc.                                                             Hauppauge, NY

Consultant Technical Writer                                                                                              Aug. 2001 - Nov. 2001

                                                                                                                                           Jan. 2002 - Apr. 2002

Created, designed, and produced security courses.  Conducted editorial review of instructional course lesson materials.  Assembled the Style and Standards Guide for the Educational Services Department.  Advised on and copy-edited other technical writers' projects.


Helping Hounds Dog Rescue                                                                                 Syracuse, NY

Volunteer, Blue-grade                                                                                                         Nov. 2011 - Dec. 2013

Assist managers and other volunteers with receiving rescue dogs.  Ensure appropriate exercise is provided for the dogs.  Assist managers with the adoption process.  Behavioral assistance training.

Volunteer Lawyers Project                                                                                   Syracuse, NY

Legal Volunteer/Client Counselor                                                                                    Jan. 2014 - May 2014

Visited the county courthouse daily to assist non-represented clients pro bono with property and eviction law cases.  Counseled clients and assisted attorneys in making sure the clients were aware of their rights and what they are.

BecuzWEcan                                                                                                          Smithtown, NY

Director of Animal Welfare                                                                                               Aug. 2007 - Feb. 2009

Organized and managed fundraisers for our organization in efforts to raise both money for and awareness of animal welfare needs in the community.  Assisted in the incorporation of our 501(3)(c).  Wrote several articles regarding the needs of animals in times of natural disasters.