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Resume for Ashton O. for Attorney / Paralegal / Retail in Dothan, Alabama

Occupation: Attorney / Paralegal Industry: Retail
Country: United States City: Dothan
State: Alabama ZIP: 36301

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East State Highway · Webb, Alabama · ·
Exceptional corporate leader, balancing critical legal and business concerns to optimize
operations for a $. billion dollar corporation. Realized significant saving in attorneys’
fees and settlement costs by bringing certain litigation inhouse and aggressively
managing outside counsel on other matters. Developed a system to quickly provide daily
legal advice to all areas of the corporation, reducing the corporation’s exposure in
potential lawsuits by ensuring that critical situations were handled properly. Effectively
lead teams from other departments of the corporation through resolution of complex legal
issues, achieving optimal results with minimal disruption of business activities. Managing
legal and compliance issues in all states, while developing meaningful professional
relationships across departments and administrations. Prior to moving inhouse, was a
skilled litigator with twelve years of trial experience, successfully prosecuting and
defending at the federal, state and local levels. Efficiently managed large caseloads and
competing demands.
Movie Gallery, Inc. · Dothan, Alabama · Present
Movie Gallery is a corporation engaged in specialty retail and rental, operating in
all states and Canada, with approximately , employees and
Sr. Director, General Litigation & Associate General Counsel · present
Provide daily legal advice and support to field operations to reduce potential
liability in a manner least disruptive to business activities and provide strategic
guidance to all levels of employee from executive to storelevel, including regular
contact with executives to provide legal input on corporate decisions. Handle all
personal information and privacy issues, as well as other regulatory issues,
developing policies and educating employees in accordance with applicable state
and federal regulations to limit corporate liability. Manage litigation, directing
outside counsel in all aspects of case management and strategy, developing a
network of outside counsel familiar with the corporation’s business practices and
goals, thereby reducing legal fees. Negotiate and resolve prelitigation and
litigation claims at minimal cost to corporation. Coordinated the closure of
underperforming stores in a manner that minimized disruption to operations and
preserved operating funds and inventory for the remaining stores.
Director, General Litigation & Associate Counsel · –
Managed Workers’ Compensation claims and litigation and all other non
employment litigation, handled landlord issues and provided legal advice to the
Real Estate Department, Operations and Human Resources. Coordinated the
liquidation and closure of stores, insuring compliance with applicable
bankruptcy provisions, while maximizing liquidation profits.
Office of the City Attorney · Dothan, Alabama · July – April
The city of Dothan has a population of , and employs approximately
people. The Municipal Court handles over , cases per year.
Assistant City Attorney
Defended the city of Dothan in civil suits, including torts, civil rights and
employment claims, at both the trial and appellate levels. Provided legal advice to
city employees to aid in the execution of their jobs. Handled all municipal
prosecutions from trial through appeal, managing exceptionally large dockets
efficiently to maximize resources and minimize overtime costs.
Jones Bundy & Jones, PC · Dothan, Alabama · March – July
Of Counsel. Handled primarily domestic and criminal defense matters.
Capouano Smith Warren & Klinner, PC · Montgomery, Alabama · March – Feb.
Of Counsel. Handled employment, domestic and criminal defense matters.
Office of the United States Attorney · Montgomery, Alabama · Oct. – Feb.
The Middle District of Alabama encompasses counties in central and
southeastern Alabama.
Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division
Handled Federal Tort Claims Act, employment discrimination and civil rights
cases from inception to completion, including discovery, deposition,
settlement negotiations, hearings, bench trials, jury trials and appeals.
Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division
Handled narcotics, white collar and other general criminal prosecutions from the
investigative stages, including securing search warrants and subpoenas, through
indictment, trial and appeal.
Juris Doctor, , University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Bachelor of Arts, English, , Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia
State of Alabama
United States Supreme Court
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
“Alternative Sentencing in Alabama” Volume , Law & Psychology Review
Houston County Bar Association
Wiregrass Inn of Court
Association of Corporate Counsel

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