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Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL
inhouse attorney with particular expertise in commercial contract negotiation,
insurance and regulatory compliance as well franchise matters and commercial
leases. Versatile and adaptable corporate experience in finance
and budgeting, marketing, strategic planning, new product development,
and conflict resolution. Able to manage largescale projects involving
U.S.A., Inc., Miami, FL December present
Draft and negotiate
procurement agreements for purchase, license and/or maintenance of IT
equipment, software, hardware, systems, online training programsall
of company’s electronic, telephonic and technical service and sales
Draft and manage
RFPs for corporate procurement of goods and services.
Draft and negotiate
variety of corporate services agreements including advertising and marketing
agency agreements, settlement agreements, travel services, commercial
leases, sponsorship agreements, procurement agreements for goods, raw
materials and services, international trading and complex construction
Coordinate and arrange
company licenses, draft business policies and work with outside counsel
to resolve claims and corporate matters.
materials including, film, television, internet, print, and POS.
for Men, LLC/Regis Corporation, Boca Raton, FL
and negotiated a variety of vendor, business relationship and customer
contracts including software licensing, software training, and IT systems
agreements, franchise compliance and commercial leases associated with
franchises. Included takeover of franchises and converting company
stores to franchised stores.
leased property portfolio and negotiated with developers, brokers and
legal support for corporate office and + retail centers throughout
the United States
with privacy, SEC, consumer protection and other regulatory standards
with heavy emphasis on advertising and telemarketing standards.
Drafted and managed
RFPs for various corporate purchases.
Created and reviewed
corporate and retail technical training materials.
and marketing media, drafted and negotiated agreements with television
production companies, celebrity releases and model releases.
/ADT, Boca Raton, FL April
on behalf of procurement division for IT services, licensing software,
purchasing on line company service systems, purchasing company’s hardware.
Prepared and drafted
RFP responses for sales of goods and services to private and government
Aided in the securing
of new and maintained existing business by coordinating the preparation,
review, and negotiation of contracts with customers. Approximately
contracts per year.
of litigation by outside counsel.
Approved and negotiated
enterprisewide nondisclosure agreements.
of HIPAA and GrammLeachBliley issues for field locations.
of insurance certificates and surety bonds provided to customers.
Managed Six Sigma
process improvement projects.
negotiation training materials and conducted training for attorneys,
contract administrators and sales team on regulatory contract issues.
and compliance issues affecting company’s contracts.
ENTERPRISES JM&A GROUP, Deerfield Beach, FL
and drove lobbying efforts through individual, outside counsel, or lobbyist
and industry association efforts.
and Insurance Agent Licensing Departments of associates.
with all state and federal insurance laws and regulations such as TRIA,
Regulations Z, M, B, and E, MagnusonMoss, HIPAA, GLB, Patriot Act,
Do Not Call/Telephone Sales Rule, etc.; responsible for discovering
and creating solutions to all of company’s compliance challenges.
Saved company $.
million by arguing successfully against the existence of excess profits,
as claimed by the SC Department of Insurance.
Management Department in compliant development of products; assisted
Financial Reporting and Actuarial Departments with all regulatory issues.
and maintained certificates of authority for JMFE’s life and P&C
insurers; managed licensing for two vehicle service contract companies
and one vehicle protection product provider.
Revised and negotiated
administrative agreements with auto dealers, auto manufacturers, etc.
and approved all Fidelity Insurance Agency legal agreements.
and external audits.
Leader of fraud
Special Investigations Unit; developed and oversaw fraud prevention
program for two insurance companies; reported to and cooperated with
Many duties conducted/written
BANKERS INSURANCE COMPANY,
St. Petersburg, FL –
Compliance Manager September
state filings of new insurance products and COA expansions.
and external audits and market conduct examinations.
reporting to the NAII, NCCI, ISO and state and federal agencies including
NFIP, FHCF as well as various state departments of insurance.
Compliance Task Team.
Product Development Manager
strategies for products with other business units, subsidiaries, and
Developed new products
and product features for existing P&C insurance products.
department’s budgeting, forecasting, and analyzing financial reports.
Manager – Property and Casualty January
releases for all personal and commercial lines in conjunction with various
product managers and product development staff.
improvements and ensured that projects from various departments were
mutually beneficial and seamlessly interrelated.
Negotiated and resolved
conflicts between various departments and external partners.
INSURANCE, Worcester, MA –
– Variable Annuities August
successful implementation of new financial products and features.
Assembled task teams
from IT, Operations, Legal, Compliance, State Filing, Distribution and
Marketing Departments or other areas necessary to complete projects.
scheduling of tasks, conducting status meetings, communicating to core
and larger groups, and simultaneously managing all aspects of several
projects though to completion on time.
Supervisor, Personal Lines
policy processing unit of over associates.
Acted as liaison
between processing and other areas such as billing, IT, underwriting,
claims, customer service, marketing, and outside agents.
of workflow from regional to central and lead process improvement team.
PAIGE D., ATTORNEY AT
LAW, Hartford, CT –
assisted clients in matters of employment and labor law.
HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
OF LAW, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor, May
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS,
Bachelor of Arts, May
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston,
Certificate in Project Management,
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY,
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Certificate in Management,
SKILLS AND TRAINING
Spanish – Reading, Writing
and Speaking Proficiency
Italian – Beginner to Intermediate
LEXIS and WESTLAW
Six Sigma Green Belt
Microsoft Office Suite
Insurance Industry Software
Legal Industry Software
Additional training in Project
Management, Communications Skills, Presentations, Coaching, Negotiation,
Financial Reporting and Process Improvement
st Level Sommelier,
Court of Master Sommeliers
Connecticut State Bar
ABA/Tort and Insurance Practice
Association of Corporate Counsel
Association of Insurance Compliance
State Insurance Licensing Association
Guild of Master Sommeliers
University of Miami Law School
CLE Course: “Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts”
CLE Course: “Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Leases”
Corporate Training “Insurance
Provisions in Commercial Contracts”