NY, SC, DC
School of Law
The Law Firm of Sausser & Spurr, LLC
Feb 2013 - Present
The Law Firm of Sausser & Spurr focuses its practice on trademark prosecution and copyright registration. We assist businesses and entrepreneurs in simplifying the trademark registration process.
Synergy Legal Consulting / Legal Source, LLC
Feb 2011 - Jan 2013
Overseeing the firm's legal review projects and managing review attorneys' tasks on a daily basis.
Synergy Legal Professionals
Oct 2009 - Feb 2011
Managing attorney overseeing the daily tasks for as much as seventy-nine attorneys. Provided analysis to review attorneys and advised them on proper protocol procedures. Became proficient in various electronic document litigation review software including but not limited to, Xerox litigation review, iCONECTnXT, Stratify as well as Concordance.
Brookstone Company headquarters
In-house Legal Extern
Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
Assisted in-house legal counsel with its sizable trademark portfolio. Wrote responses to U.S. office actions and responses to oppositions containing legal arguments for publishing. Policed Brookstone's trademarks searching the U.S.P.T.O., U.S. Official Gazette, search engines, phone book directories, online registries, as well as online legal sources, such as LexisNexis and WestLaw. Discussed with Brookstone's marketers appropriate names for new products based on my administered trademark clearances. Drafted cease and desist letters as well as co-existence agreements to manage phonetically similarly trademarks. Reviewed and edited Brookstone contracts, removing unfavorable clauses and reducing the agreements to meet the company's needs.
Pierce Law Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic
Clinic Student Attorney
Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
Worked with professors and other students representing indigent clients. Conducted client interviews and deciphered the client’s legal problems. Used LexisNexis and WestLaw to help prepare legal memorandums for clients to discuss potential legal actions and concerns. Represented small businesses and inventors regarding their intellectual property needs.
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC
May 2008 - Aug 2008
Drafted complaints containing causes of action for negligence, negligent hiring, loss of consortium, strict liability in tort, breach of warranty, misbranding, among others. Drafted motions, interrogatories, and memorandums for partners and associates involving issues in tort, contracts, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and insurance.
Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford, & Martin, P.C.
May 2007 - Aug 2007
Assembled exhibits and assisted attorneys in trial. Met with clients to discuss potential litigation. Wrote research memorandums to partners and associates. Drafted motions for summary judgment as well as briefs in support of motions.