Resume Templates: Employment Lawyer


1300 Lane Street, City, CA 00000 Cell: 000-000-0000 Email:

Client-oriented, results-driven senior counselor with over 20 years’ experience in resolving sophisticated legal matters involving securities and employment law. Expertise in formulating effective strategies to secure positive outcomes for clients in state and federal courts. Demonstrated leadership in guiding firms and legal teams towards the successful resolution of commercial disputes involving employment, securities, corporate and real estate matters. Skilled in the defense and prosecution of claims involving bonus disputes, failure to pay compensation, wrongful termination, U-5 defamation, whistle-blowing, harassment, and slander as well as gender, age, race, and disability discrimination. Multilingual; proficient in French and Spanish.

Resourcefulness Ability to Prioritize Attention to detail Comprehensive preparation Grace under pressure Creative strategist and problem solver Excellent listener Diplomatic negotiator Flexible team player Decision maker

Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law–Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Arts: History, Stanford University–Stanford, CA

Bar Admissions
Admitted to state and federal courts in California.

Work History
Senior Counsel, 03/2001 to Current Freeman, Freeman, & Smiley, LLP ­ Los Angeles, CA Represent high-level executives and financial services professionals in the securities industry, including financial consultants, branch managers, brokers, and investment bankers in diverse industries to resolve employment-related issues. Consult with clients to provide strategic advice during compensation negotiations and review proposed terms in employment contracts. Defend and prosecute claims in a court or in an arbitration forum like FINRA involving bonus disputes, wrongful termination, U-5 defamation, protected-class discrimination, misrepresentation and unfair business practices, unfair competition, defamation, note-related issues, breach of contract claims, and breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement claims. Create strategic defense plans and proactive tactics to resolve complex legal matters; coordinate multi-functional legal teams to prepare effective arbitration, litigation, and mediation strategies. Arbitrate, mediate, and litigate against clients’ former employers and represent clients in Securities and Commodities investigations and enforcement proceedings. Effectively resolve multi-million-dollar claims against clients’ former employers to achieve positive outcomes. Attorney, 01/1997 to 03/2001 Acker, Kowalick & Whipple ­ Los Angeles, CA Carried heavy caseload of clients, representing them in civil litigation matters, including employment, product liability, and construction defect matters. Performed all phases of discovery and trial preparation; conducted depositions, performed all phases of discovery and trial preparation. Drafted pleadings, dispositive motions, and related legal documents.

Professional Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association American Bar Association Stanford Alumni Association LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce California Lawyers for the Arts

1300 Lane Street, City, CA 00000 Cell: 000-000-0000 Email: