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My vast work experience will far outweigh my limited law firm exposure. I am confident that once a a hiring manager/lawyer grants me an interview, he/she will instantly notice I am the exception to the rule. I have always had a deep interest in law. Now I am fortunate to be able to pursue a new career.
I have a 4.0 average in the certificate program at SUNY Rockland.
Law Office of Karen Zdanis
February 2014 - April 2014
with an employment, sole practitioner attorney. Hands-on experience with WORD documents including tracking and file organization. Answered interrogatories, handled a rebuttal, worked on declarations and Summary Of Facts for a Motion Against Summary Judgment regarding a Federal age/sex discrimination case. Being organized and detail oriented were key with this very complex case. Kept very close tracking on any changes made to documents for Attorney review. I not only edited her changes I was encouraged every step of the way to provide input and check and double check deposition, declaration and exhibit references and keep track of my changes. Since it was a small office, I was given the opportunity to work on many different tasks. Handled potential client intake over the phone. Worked with LEXIS on site to do legal research.
Lorna Energy Inc
From October 2003
Serve clients at all management levels in major and independent oil companies and speculative traders worldwide. Act as an intermediary matching buyers and sellers of refinery feedstock. Expert contract negotiator and follow-up including written contracts, security of payment, vessel vetting, and product delivery. Maintain a worldwide specification data base. Manage accounts by providing clients with daily market updates on spot pricing, shipping movements, concluded transactions, and cargo/barge availability by product. Analyze price movements and commodity price relationships on the Mercantile Exchange daily. Prepare clients for presentations to their top management to outline market focus and strategy. Advise clients with quality issues on a price point and in mitigation of damages.
First National Oil Brokers
May 1998 - October 2003
Established firm's presence in the feedstock market. Redirected clean product brokers to integrate feedstocks into daily discussions with clients. Other duties per description outlined above.
April 1993 - April 1998
Refinery feedstocks were the focus with duties outlined above. Served as the desk and office manager overseeing 2 senior brokers and one support staff.
Starsupply Petroleum Feedstocks Inc., Oil Broker/Consultant, December 1984-April 1993. Marketed feedstocks to refiners on a spot basis. Developed and wrote a weekly, multi-client price report.
Poten & Partners Inc
September 1983 - November 1984
Monitored LPG tanker movements and conducted ongoing supply and demand analysis.
Equity Research Analyst
First Boston Corporation
September 1980 - September 1983
Analyzed balance sheets of chemical companies in order to determine buy and sell recommendations.
Qualifications & Certifications
Economics and Mathematics
Economics and Mathematics
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