Tranchina & Mansfield, LLC – Offices in Covington and New Orleans, LA
Associate (June 2015 – Present)
Primarily litigation practice focused on divorce, child custody, support and paternity cases.
Hangartner, Rydberg & Terrell LLC – New Orleans, LA
Attorney (February 2014 – October 2015)
As part of a start-up labor and employment firm, primarily represent marine fabrication company in complex litigation, including in a five-week federal trial. In discovery phase, responsibilities included leading plaintiff depositions, evidentiary and dispositive motion practice, and document review using Relativity software. In trial preparation, responsibilities included drafting outlines for cross-examination of plaintiffs and direct examinations of client, and preparing witnesses for testimony.
Office of the Independent Police Monitor – New Orleans, LA
Pro Bono Attorney (November 2013 – February 2014)
Provided legal analysis, research and investigated New Orleans Police Department officer-involved shooting cases to ensure compliance with state and federal law, as well as NOPD internal policy, and assisted in drafting reports evaluating police procedure and recommending policy changes.
BrownGreer PLC – New Orleans, LA
Special Counsel (July 2013 – October 2013)
Interpreted and ensured compliance with Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement Agreement as a liaison to law firms filing BP claims, and participated in other special projects for large settlement claims administrator.
Musgrave, McLachlan & Penn, L.L.C. – New Orleans, LA
Associate Attorney (October 2011 – April 2013)
Practiced insurance defense, representing insurance companies and their insureds, which involved investigation of claims, communication with opposing attorneys to efficiently take discovery, drafting motions and advocacy in court proceedings.
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana – New Orleans, LA
Intern to The Honorable Eldon E. Fallon (June 2009 – August 2009)
Drafted court opinions, orders, and bench memoranda. Made recommendations for rulings based on extensive research of the issues. Participated in daily conferences with Judge Fallon and his staff, and observed all court proceedings.