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Compliance, LP and Hudson, LP, Washington, DC
Contract Attorney, September 2011 – June 2013

  • Reviewed documents in an energy industry merger review process for a Federal Trade Commission second request – 1 month
  • Reviewed documents in a healthcare industry merger review process for an Federal Trade Commission second request – 5 months
  • Responded to interrogatories in a multimillion dollar commercial litigation case – 1 month
  • Investigated an international corporation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – 2 month
  • Entrusted with assignments on privilege log and quality control work flows

Dallas County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Dallas, TX
Assistant District Attorney, July 2007 – January 2011

  • Prosecuted over 60 felony and misdemeanor jury trials first chair and conducted voir dire
  • Presented criminal cases to the grand jury and accepted new felony cases for filing
  • Managed a personal docket of over 200 felony cases
  • Appeared daily in court for hearings and pleas
  • Supervised and trained new attorneys

William L. Wolf, P.C., Dallas, TX
Associate Attorney, November 2006 – June 2007

  • Attended hearings, researched and drafted motions and conducted discovery
  • Sat second chair in two civil jury trials for a contract dispute and deceptive trade practice case
  • Drafted and filed a Writ of Mandamus to the Texas Supreme Court as part of a larger appellate matter in a real estate contract case

U.S. Small Business Administration, Disaster Assistance, Fort Worth, TX
Loan Processing and Closing, August 2006 – November 2006

  • Reviewed the legal sufficiency of mortgage documents and security agreements
    Disbursed federal loans to borrowers after taking security interests in collateral

The Honorable Irma Carrillo Ramirez, Northern District of Texas, Dallas, TX
Judicial Intern, February 2006 – April 2006

  • Drafted preliminary opinion on a Social Security benefits case
  • Prepared orders for leave to amend and attorneys’ fees applications

 United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas, Dallas, TX
Extern, December 2005 – February 2006

  • Prepared with trial team in a federal white collar crime and securities fraud case
  • Researched and drafted pre-trial motions, responses and supplemental trial briefs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Dallas, TX
Legal Intern, May 2005 – June 2005

  • Drafted research memoranda on charges filed with the agency
  • Participated in on-site adverse party interviews and depositions

Professional Associations

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, November 2006 and District of Columbia Bar, June 2012
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers:
    • Leadership Class, 2007-2008
    • Board of Directors 2007-2009
    • Lawyers Promoting Diversity, co-chair 2006-2008
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association: Board of Directors, 2007-2009
  • Dallas Bar Association: Minority Participation Committee, 2007-2009