Lisa K. Smith
GBS LINENS, Dallas, Texas – December 2007 – Present
Assistant Operations Manager/Customer Service
Assist Regional Operations Manager in all phases of running the company, including, but not limited to, invoicing, sales, rentals, laundry; maintaining client files; heavy client contact; addressing client questions, discrepancies and problems with an expeditious resolution for the clients. Emphasis on client service and problem solving.
· Instrumental in creating a “Showroom,” utilizing unused space to showcase company product to vendors, beginning with a proposed budget, negotiating with customers to trade “products;” planned space, use, set-up and decorating of eight different table “themes.”
KAREN L. KELTZ, ESQ., Dallas, Texas – June-July 2007
Legal Assistant – Contract
Heavy commercial litigation desk with multiple daily court filings; document management, calendaring, numerous benchbook/motion/trial binders, specifically trial, Motions for Summary Judgment, Motion for Protection, Motion to Compel, Mediation, Arbitration; drafting pleadings and correspondence; heavy client, court and opposing counsel contact, with very positive results, prepare and review expense reports for any discrepencies, review pro formas, arrange complex travel arrangements.
LOEB & LOEB, LLP, Los Angeles. CA – October 2002 – November 2006
Senior Litigation Secretary/Legal Assistant – (310) 282-2000
Assist partner who specializes in intellectual property, commercial, litigation; Coordinate case management with associates, assist partner regarding deadlines, calendaring, and trial preparation. Draft and prepare various pleadings, including motions, subpoenas, discovery, exhibit lists, all trial prep documents, motion binders, trial binders, coordinate deadlines with team members, screen all incoming documents/correspondence and draft responses, maintain all files, transcribe tapes, review and revise billing memos, draft invoice cover letters, input time, arrange complicated travel arrangements. Extensive experience in coordinating private meetings, conferences, creating binders dealing with agenda for special meetings, press releases, interviews, etc. Heavy client contact with prompt response to client inquiries resulting in positive client relations.
PAUL, HASTINGS JANOFSKY & WALKER – January 2000 – October 2002, Los Angeles, California
MILBANK, TWEED HADLEY & McCLOY, Los Angeles, California
LINDA C. GRILLO, Valencia, California
Long Term Temp/Floater
Duties for litigation (both state and federal); Civil/Labor Litigation and Bankruptcy including all court filings, discovery, transcribing tapes, filing, calendaring, drafting correspondence, pleadings. Long-term temporary assignments at Paul Hastings, Milbank Tweed and at the Law Offices of Linda C. Grillo.
BRYAN CAVE LLP – Santa Monica, California – July 1992 – January 2000
Senior Litigation Secretary
Assisted a Senior Partner, litigation Associate and litigation Paralegal. The partner specialized in complex, multi-issued commercial litigation matters including breach of commercial contract, securities fraud, suretyship, construction, developer’s liability, entertainment, and bad faith claims. Involved in many cases regarding large claims on various types of bonds and defending insurance and surety companies in suits directly against them. Involved in multi-party complex litigation before all courts (i.e., federal, state and appellate courts), usually slated for, or resulting, in trial. Coordinated case management with associates assisting this partner regarding deadlines, calendaring, and trial preparation. Drafted and prepared various pleadings, including motions, subpoenas, discovery, exhibit lists. Screened all incoming documents/correspondence and drafted responses. Extensive tape transcription, reviewed and revised billing memos, and drafted invoice cover letters.
Competent in Table of Authorities and Table of Contents, Windows 95, 97, 98, 2000, 2002, 2003 Microsoft Word 7.0, 2000, 2003 XP, Word Perfect 5.1, 8.0, 9.0, Microsystems D3 (very new document software), PC Docs, Docs Open, iManage, Legal Solutions, Novell, Groupwise, Outlook, Delta View, Comparite, Full Authority, DTE, Carpe Diam; Powerpoint, Excel and court form software.
California Lutheran University – Summer Program – Europe
Communications Seminar with SkillPath, Litigation Seminars on Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, Trial Preparation, Calendaring, Filing Procedures, Etc., Member of the National Association of Legal Professionals; California Real Estate License
Member of the National Association of Legal Professionals.