General Counsel Resume Sample Two

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Irma L. Shepard

Successful in-house counsel with companies of all sizes in the financial services and technology industries. Partners with business colleagues to streamline processes, minimize legal exposure and reduce overall legal costs.


  • In-house experience in all areas of law
  • Crafted creative solutions to legal issues raised in the launch of cutting-edge products
  • Repeatedly reduced legal expenses by bringing legal work in-house and effectively managing outside counsel
  • Accomplished manager of legal departments with demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • Team player with business colleagues to deliver hands-on, spectacular client service
  • Seasoned law firm litigator
  • Admitted to practice in New York, California and Washington, D.C.


ABC Company 2008 – 2009
General Counsel

  • Responsible for providing advice and counsel to senior management members on such matters as technology transactions, employment, trade secret protection, export regulation, trademark, copyright and patent law.
  • Responsible for negotiating and closing the corporation’s largest revenue generating agreement to date, a global distribution agreement. Also responsible for developing corporation’s distribution agreements including all licensing documents, partner agreements, maintenance agreements, and services agreements.

XYZ Corporation 2003 – 2007
General Counsel

  • Handled all legal issues for company including licensing, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, employment matters, and litigation.
  • Analyzed laws for the states in which VHA auctioned properties are located, including licensing, fee limitations, closing requirements, and advertising regulations.
  • Negotiated all material corporate contracts.
  • Manage numerous functions of real estate auctions, including bidding qualifications, rules and procedures, and closings, working with settlement agents (title, closing attorneys, and escrow companies) to finalize property sales.
  • Manage post auction negotiations between property owners and bidders where high bid doesn’t meet reserve requirement.
  • Manage relationships with third party lenders, listing real estate brokers, title insurers and escrow companies.

DEF, Incorporated 2000 – 2002
General Counsel

  • Drafted corporate documents related to entity formation and governance.
  • Drafted and negotiated a broad array of real estate contracts, including commercial and residential leases, brokerage agreements, property management contracts, and vendor contracts.
  • Performed real estate closings for commercial and residential projects.
  • Reduced legal fees by 75% by auditing legal bills, negotiating reduced billing rates, settling appropriate matters in-house, and actively supervising outside counsel.


New York University, New York, NY
University of California, San Diego, CA
B.A in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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