EDUCATION: New York University
School of Continuing and Professional Studies New York, NY
Diploma in Paralegal Studies January, 2004
Coursework: Trademark and Copyright, NY Civil Practice, Legal Research, Torts, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor Relations, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Business organizations, Criminal Law, Matrimonial Law, Federal Income Taxes, Litigation, Corporations and Partnerships, Securities and Exchange Commission, Uniform Commercial Code, Real Estate Law, Real Property Law
Luis Vives Law School adscrita a la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares Madrid, Spain.
Graduación en Derecho (Degree in Law) September, 1999
• Awards: Luis Vives Scholarship 1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th and 5th years
• Highest Grade in Class: History of Law, Roman Law, Human Rights Legal protection, History of Spanish institutions, European Constitutional Law, Procedural Law, Judge’s Duties, Criminal Law, Financial and Taxation Law, Matrimonial Law, Civil Law, Business Law, Philosophy of Law, International Private Law
• Certificate of Specialization in War and Humanitarian Law.
Consulate General of Spain in New York November, 2005 - present
Trademark Legal assistant New York March, 2004- November, 2005
Greenberg & Traurig
Conducting trademark searches, maintenance and renewal of trademark applications, management and organization of trademark, copyright and anticounterfeiting/infringrment files, assist in activities related to anticounterfeiting efforts and cease and desist work, experience managing international trademark portfolios, U.S and non U.S trademark prosecution experience with all aspects of USPTO trademark work (prosecution, maintenance and renewals).
Volunteer Advocate June 2002-June 2003
Sanctuary for Families
Provided legal assistance including securing legal protection, child custody and immigration status. Offered bilingual assistance and worked with culturally specialized domestic violence service providers to meet the needs of battered immigrant women.
Spanish Tutor May 2001-May 2002
Seattle Central Community College Seattle, WA
Taught practical spoken Spanish to post-secondary students. Addressed common language differences between written and spoken Spanish. Customized lessons for individual need and specialized topics.
Legal Assistant Dec. 2000-Feb. 2001
Zapatero & Suero, SL Madrid, Spain
Supported senior attorneys with research, drafting and revision of legal memoranda and documents. Responsible for the preparation and filing of court documents. Conducted client interviews and case analysis.
SKILLS: Microsoft Word, Excel, Lexis/Nexis, WestLaw, Blue Book, Shepardizing
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English