Represented a large financial institution as in-house counsel, managing and defending a significant portfolio of mortgage-related litigation that has given me extensive contract interpretation, organization, litigation, problem-solving, strategy development, communication, and negotiation experience.
Served as outside counsel representing financial institutions by managing mortgage litigation initiated by borrowers primarily focused in the states of California, Montana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In this position, liaise directly with client personnel, as well as in-house counsel, to work to resolve pending matters.
Represented a business specializing in service contracts on higher mileage vehicles as in-house counsel, responsible for all aspects of litigation; including negotiating settlements, preparing and answering pleadings, preparing and answering discovery, taking depositions (lay and expert witnesses), presenting and contesting motions, and representing the client in court proceedings in Pennsylvania and Ohio (bench and jury trials); directing legal team regarding coverage disputes, statutory compliance, misrepresentation and fraud allegations, and alleged violations of fair business practices; conducting investigations and prepare responses to complaints received from customers, private counsel, the Better Business Bureau, and various Attorney General Offices; developing and assess corporate operating policies and practices to ensure compliance and consistency while mitigating exposure to liability; and providing legal guidance on the operation of Human Resource practices, including hiring, firing, and discipline.
Represented celebrities, professionals, and businesses with various legal issues, including the frequent interpretation of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement with regard to player contracts, medical care and treatment, workers’ compensation, disciplinary hearings, and grievances; the formation of business entities and the development of competitive and profitable strategies, non-compete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, independent contractor agreements, and solicit, negotiate, prepare multi-year contracts with incentives, and endorsement deals.
Represented plaintiffs and claimants by diagnosing legal issues, conducting research, analyzing alternatives, assessing client’s position, and implementing solutions for general practice law firms specializing in employment contracts, labor law, civil litigation, contract disputes, real estate transfers, domestic relations, personal injury, workers’ compensation, criminal defense, estate planning, and social security disability.