Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Resume of Candidate Seeking Employment Litigation or other Civil Litigation Position


6451 Lily Dhu Lane • Falls Church, Virginia 22044 • (505) 412-9946 •


George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia

Juris Doctor Candidate, December 2013

Class Rank: Top 33% (75/232)

Honors: Finalist & Winner of Best Brief, 2013 GW Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition

Honorable Mention, 2012 Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition for:

Taking a Chance on Smith: How the Hybrid-Rights Doctrine Can Protect Both Religious Individuals and Religious Institutions

Activities: Writing Fellow & Senior Writing Fellow, LRWA Program

Civil Rights Law Journal, Full Member

Moot Court Board, Member

2013 J. Reuben Clark Law Society National Conference, Co-Chairman

Publication: Brief to be published in Summer 2013 issue of Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, April 2009

GPA: 3.82/4.0

Honors: J. Winter and Florence E. Smith Scholarship recipient

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Activities: Washington Seminar participant (Nevada Governor’s Washington, DC office intern)


The Employment Law Group, P.C., Washington, DC

Full-time Litigation Law Clerk, March 2012-Present

Draft complaints, discovery requests, and oppositions to dispositive motions for filing in federal court and in arbitration for Title VII and ADA claims. Engage in extensive client contact and communication regarding legal claims and investigative matters. Conduct substantive legal research regarding employee coverage under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower statutes. Draft brief to Fourth Circuit appealing final order regarding the definition of an “actual disability” under the ADA. Draft complaint and relator’s statement while assisting client-relator in qui tam claims under the False Claims Act.

Domenici Law Firm, P.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summer Associate, May 2011-August 2011

Drafted a report addressing residual environmental liabilities and potential solutions for the City of Albuquerque in purchasing contaminated property. Monitored a hearing on a motion to intervene for a preliminary injunction regarding land grant and foreclosure sale. Researched common and statutory public nuisance law to determine the viability of a potential suit.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Provo, Utah

Sales Support Agent, September 2009-July 2010

Guided both American and French Canadian distributors and executives with successful marketing strategies to expand business. Increased revenue and provided superior customer service winning various awards for highest percentage increase in revenue. Ranked among top 10% of employees.

BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, Provo, Utah

Research Assistant, April 2009-August 2009

Assisted in the publication of The Change Election and Financing the 2008 Election books and assisted in the writing of The Myth of the Independent Voter Revisited. Researched and applied campaign finance laws to developing publications.

Flickinger & Sutterfield P.C., Provo, Utah

Attorney’s Assistant, January 2009-April 2009

Drafted legal demands on behalf of clients in car accident cases preceding their settlement. Monitored a deposition between lawyers and a client in a medical malpractice suit. Researched Provo City laws and traffic regulations for application to personal injury cases.


French language, strong oral, writing, and reading skills

Varsity Scout Leader (Dec. 2010-May 2012) and Eagle Scout (Feb. 2002), Boy Scouts of America

Child Mentor, Safety Net Mentor Program (Mar. 2010-Aug. 2010)

Church Representative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, France (Aug. 2004-Aug. 2006)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Religious Freedom Discussion

Please plan to attend our next Religious Freedom Discussion on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 12-1 p.m. MDT when Professor David M. Kirkham presents “Religious Freedom and the American Identity”

Perspectives may vary, especially among non-Americans, as to whether the long-term impact America has had on the rest of the world has been a good one, but no one can deny that that impact has been significant.  And even America's most hard-bitten critics would likely agree that the United States has played a positive role among the world's peoples throughout at least some, if not much of its history.  Although many factors--both cultural and economic--have been cited over the decades to account for America's extraordinary influence, beyond tales of 17th-century pilgrims and puritans, often overlooked has been the contribution that freedom of conscience and religion have made, right up to present times, to the overall shaping of the American identity.  In his third annual contribution to the ICLRS Religious Freedom Discussion Series, Professor Kirkham, holder of a PhD in American Civilization as well as a juris doctorate, will begin to assess the influence of religious freedom on American cultural, intellectual, and political history.  He will then ask, and invite answers to, questions on the relevance of contemporary freedom of conscience and religion protections to some of the largest concerns facing the United States--and perhaps the world--today.

This lecture will be held in 472 JRCB.

The Religious Freedom Discussion Series is sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School.