Lexis Practice Advisor® - LexisNexis Authors

Contributing Authors & Firms

Our contributing authors are leading practictioners in their respective transactional practice area.

     
    Eric M. Bourget

    Eric M. Bourget

    Eric Bourget is the Team Lead and Group Director of Specialized and Corporate Modules for Lexis Practice Advisor® and brings 10 years of legal experience to LexisNexis®. Eric joined LexisNexis® from Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP, where he assisted in the creation and development of a transactional law department. Mr. Bourget began his career in civil and commercial litigation but quickly transitioned into real estate and business transactions. Eric has experience in negotiating, drafting and closing various types of real estate acquisitions and has handled the associated underlying financing. Eric previously served as corporate counsel for several domestic and international companies in the manufacturing, entertainment and retail industries. Additionally, Eric has negotiated and drafted various types of license and distribution agreements in the retail and manufacturing industries.

    Eric earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He attended the University of San Diego School of Law during his final year of law school as a visiting student. Eric earned his B.A. from Northern Illinois University. He is an active member of the California Bar Association.

    In his spare time Eric is an active member of the Surfrider Foundation, and he enjoys music, hiking and spending time at the beach with his family.

    Education
    • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
    • University of San Diego School of Law, visiting student
    • Northern Illinois University, B.A.
    Experience
    • Team Lead and Group Director of Specialized and Corporate Modules, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Director of Content, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester, LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in California and Arizona
    Outside Activities:
    • Surfrider Foundation
    • Music
    • Hiking
    • Spending time at the beach with family
     
    Angela Bozzuti

    Angela Bozzuti

    Angela Bozzuti is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. She joined LexisNexis® from Davis & Gilbert LLP, where she counseled clients across a wide range of industries on intellectual property issues, with a focus on domestic and international trademark clearance, prosecution and transactional matters. Angela was previously associated with the intellectual property boutique Ostrolenk Faber LLP, representing clients in connection with trademark and copyright matters, and began her career as a litigation associate at Heller Ehrman LLP, working on trademark, unfair competition, gray market goods and anti-counterfeiting suits.

    Angela earned her JD from Albany Law School, summa cum laude, and her BA from the State University of New York at Geneseo, magna cum laude. She is admitted to practice in New York State, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

    Education
    • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., summa cum laude
    • SUNY Geneseo, B.A., magna cum laude
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Intellectual Property Associate, Davis & Gilbert LLP
    • Intellectual Property Associate, Ostrolenk Faber LLP
    • Litigation Associate, Heller Ehrman LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and US District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    Associations
    • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • NY State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
    Outside Activities
    • Traveling
    • Hiking
    • Spending time with friends and family
     
    Lindsay Bringardner

    Lindsay Bringardner

    Lindsay Bringardner is a Director of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, Lindsay was a Product Manager at Bloomberg Law for six years where she was responsible for the innovation, development and marketing of several legal research, litigation, and intellectual property products. Lindsay began her legal career as a litigator at Latham & Watkins and then Pryor Cashman, where she focused on copyright, trademark, and general commercial litigation.

    Lindsay earned her JD from the University of Texas School of Law. She was a member of Texas Law Review and active in moot court and brief writing competitions. Lindsay earned her BA with University Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

    In her free time Lindsay enjoys travel, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • The University of Texas School of Law, JD
    • The University of Texas at Austin, BA
    Experience
    • Director, Product Content and Initiatives—Intellectual Property, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Bloomberg LP
    • Latham & Watkins LLP
    • Pryor Cashman LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
    Outside Activities
    • Travel
    • Reading
    • Cooking
     

    Robert Cortes

    Robert Cortes is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis, he was an associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he advised clients on a variety of bankruptcy, finance and general corporate matters.

    Previously, Rob was a member of the banking and finance group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he represented both financial institutions and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged acquisition, loan restructuring and asset-based lending transactions. His experience also includes debtor-in-possession and exit financings. At Fordham University School of Law, Rob was a member of the Fordham Law Review.

    In his spare time, Rob enjoys cooking, going to the beach and watching mixed martial arts.

    Education
    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
    • Columbia University, B.A.
    Experience
    • Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
    • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Accreditations
    • Admitted to practice in New York’s Southern and Eastern Districts and the United States Supreme Court
    Associations
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    Outside Activities
    • Cooking
    • Spending time on the beach
    • Watching mixed martial arts
     
    Kevin Elphick

    Kevin Elphick

    Kevin Elphick is Vice President, Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. He and his teams, which include product development and strategy, legal practice area experts and content management professionals, are responsible for conceptualizing and developing new information and workflow solutions to meet the needs of transactional attorneys, including product design, customer testing and new content creation. Kevin has over 22 years of experience in the legal and corporate, financial and legal content industries, returning to LexisNexis in his current role after spending five years at Reuters. There, as Global Head of Market & Business Intelligence in the Enterprise Information division, he was responsible for the division’s worldwide market and business research and competitive analysis initiatives, and translated this information into targeted customer-driven products, services and marketing campaigns.  In addition, as Vice President of Marketing for Reuters Loan Pricing division, he managed a team that developed, marketed and sold online tools and content to the syndicated loan market.

    Prior to Reuters, Kevin worked for 7 years at LexisNexis as Director of Practice Area Marketing for the large law market and as Senior Corporate & Securities Area of Law Consultant.  He initially joined the company as a sales representative managing law firm customer relationships in New York. Prior to that, Kevin practiced corporate and securities law at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP in New York.  He has been an adjunct faculty member at Berkeley College in Manhattan in the paralegal studies department, where he taught courses in online legal research, advanced legal research and writing, as well as business organizations and corporations.

    Kevin earned his JD from Albany Law School of Union University, where he was the managing business editor for the law review, and earned a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany.

     In his spare time, Kevin enjoys renovating projects including tiling, putting in wood floors, moving walls and painting.  He is a new, avid gardener and enjoys spending time with his two rescue dogs.

    Education
    • Albany Law School of Union University, JD
    • State University of New York at Albany, BA, Political Science
    Experience
    • Senior Director, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Global Head of Market & Business Intelligence, Reuters
    • Vice President of Marketing, Reuters Loan Pricing division
    • Director of Practice Area Marketing, LexisNexis
    • Senior Corporate & Securities Area of Law Consultant, LexisNexis
    • Sales Representative, LexisNexis
    • Chadbourne & Parke, LLP  
    • Adjunct faculty, Berkeley College, New York
    Outside Activities
    • Renovation projects
    • Gardening
    • Spending time with his dogs
     
    Anna Haliotis

    Anna Haliotis

    Anna Haliotis is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®, brings both law firm as well as in-house experience. Anna joined LexisNexis® from a technology startup company where she was the sole in-house attorney for several years. During this time she developed the company’s legal resources and handled a wide breadth of legal matters. Anna began her career as an associate at Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP, where she sharpened her technical skills working on major national and international transactions. In her role as corporate counsel she gained experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various types of website, IT, and licensing agreements. She also handled employment, confidentiality, and intellectual property matters, and learned firsthand that a successful in-house attorney must be flexible and possess a diverse skillset to respond to its company’s evolving needs. She is licensed to practice in New York, has experience in mediation and dispute resolution and is fluent in three languages.

    Anna earned dual degrees, Civil Law and Common Law, graduating with honors at the McGill University Faculty of Law, and earned an Honors BA from the University of Toronto.

     In her spare time, Anna enjoys photography, drawing, and spending time with close friends and family.

    Education
    • McGill University, Faculty of Law, BCL/LLB
    • University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College, BA Honors
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • In-house Counsel , LanguageMate
    • Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
    Outside Activities
    • Photography
    • Drawing
    • Spending time with close friends and family
     
    Dana Hamada

    Dana Hamada

    Dana Hamada is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. She joined LexisNexis® from Jenner & Block, LLP, where she advised clients on a variety of mergers & acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters.  Dana began her legal career as a member of the corporate department at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, where her practice focused primarily on the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies in various M&A transactions.  Her experience also includes the representation of both sponsors and investors in investment management matters.

    Dana earned her JD from New York University School of Law and her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She is an active member of the New York Bar Association.

    In her spare time, Dana enjoys traveling as much as possible, running, reading, attending music shows at small venues, exploring great restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • New York University School of Law, JD
    • University of California, Los Angeles, BA
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Jenner & Block, LLP
    • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
    Outside Activities
    • Travel
    • Running
    • Music  
    • Dining
    • Spending time with family and friends
     
    Jay Patrick Huber

    Jay Patrick Huber

    Jay Huber is Director of the Content Program for Lexis Practice Advisor®, bringing over 15 years of legal publishing experience to LexisNexis®. Prior to joining LexisNexis, he was with Employment Law Research, Inc., where he served as a lead writer/editor on a number of leading Matthew Bender® employment law publications. Since Jay has been with LexisNexis, he has served in several roles in the analytical content organization, leading practice area content and indexing teams. In addition, he has served in leadership roles for numerous publishing process re-engineering efforts.

    Jay earned his JD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his BA from DePauw University.

    Education
    • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, JD
    • DePauw University, BA
    Experience
    • Director, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Adviso
    • Editorial Director, LexisNexis®/Matthew Bender®
    • Director, Content Administration, LexisNexis®/Matthew Bender®
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in North Carolina (inactive)
    Outside Activities
    • Traveling with family
    • Cooking
    • Playing music
     
    Jamshaid Khan

    Jamshaid Khan

    Jamshaid Khan is a manager, Product Content and Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®, bringing over seven years of diverse legal experience to LexisNexis. He began his transactional career at Edwards Wildman LLP, where he advised private equity clients on mergers and acquisitions. Subsequently, at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, he counseled large corporates, pension funds and financial institutions on public M&A, cross-border securities transactions and tax-driven corporate restructurings. Following that, he expanded his legal practice to commercial sales, lending, joint ventures and federal defense contracts at Ettelman & Hochheiser, P.C., before joining LexisNexis.

    Jamshaid earned his LL.B. (Hons.) law degree in English Banking and Finance Law from Brunel University, London. Thereafter, he earned a graduate degree in Banking and Financial Law, with dual concentration in U.S. Banking Law and International Securities Transactions, from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Annual Review of Banking Law journal.

    In his spare time, Jamshaid is an avid squash player. He also enjoys reading non-fiction and learning to be a kid again through parenting.

    Education
    • Brunel University, London, LL.B. (Hons.)
    • Boston University School of Law, LL.M.
    • Annual Review of Banking Law Journal, editor
    Experience
    • LexisNexis, manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Ettelman & Hochheiser, P.C.
    • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    • Edwards Wildman LLP
    • City of New York Office of Corporation Counsel
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    Outside Activities
    • Squash
    • Reading
    • Spending time with the family
     
    Carol Lee

    Carol Lee

    Carol Lee is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. She began her legal career at Dewey Ballantine LLP, where she advised on a variety of M&A and capital markets matters with a focus on representing financial advisors in public merger transactions. She later joined the Corporate & Securities group at Reed Smith LLP, where her broad-based corporate practice included M&A, securities, and business finance transactions. Prior to joining LexisNexis® Carol was with  Bloomberg L.P., where she spent five years working on various projects to drive usage of Bloomberg Law including serving as editor of the Bloomberg Law Reports—Mergers and Acquisitions from 2006 to 2010.

    Carol earned a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and an AB from Dartmouth College.

    In her spare time, Carol enjoys reading, knitting, and pub trivia.

    Education
    • Northwestern University School of Law, JD
    • Dartmouth College, AB
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Bloomberg L.P
    • Reed Smith LLP
    • Dewey Ballantine LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
    Outside Activities:
    • Knitting
    • Reading
    • Pub trivia
     
    Ron Llewellyn

    Ron Llewellyn

    Ron Llewellyn is a Director of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. He brings a wealth of legal experience to LexisNexis® in the areas of securities law.

    Ron began his career as an associate in the Corporate Finance group at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in the New York City office. While working at Skadden Arps, he advised clients on a wide range of debt and equity offerings, public company reporting, and corporate governance. He then joined MasterCard Incorporated where he was Vice President, Corporate & Securities Counsel and advised senior management on securities law, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

    Ron was a key member of the legal team responsible for MasterCard's IPO in 2006. Ron then joined Saks Incorporated as Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel, where he also advised senior management on securities law and corporate governance. After leaving Saks, he joined Gray Haile LLP, a boutique corporate law firm, prior to starting his own law firm.

    Ron earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. from Yale University.

    In his spare time Ron serves as the vice chairman and secretary on the board of directors for Achieving Leadership's Purpose, Inc.

    Education
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
    • Yale University, B.A.
    Experience
    • Director of Content, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Principal, Law Office of Ron C. Llewellyn
    • Counsel, Gray Haile LLP
    • Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, Saks Incorporated
    • Vice President, Corporate Counsel, MasterCard Incorporated
    • Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
    Outside Activities:
    • Vice Chairman and Secretary, Board of Directors of Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, Inc.
    Associations
    • New York State Bar Association-Securities Regulation Committee
    • New York City Bar Association
    • Regis Alumni Bar Association
     

    Shuli Luss

    Shuli Luss is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. She brings both law firm and in-house legal experience and has practiced in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Shuli was counsel at the largest public company in Israel, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., which is also one of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world. During this time she handled a wide variety of corporate legal matters, and drafted and negotiated various commercial agreements, including joint ventures, licenses, distribution and shareholder agreements. Shuli was also a “Hot-Topic” author for Lawyers.com and has written numerous articles on legal and current events. Shuli began her career as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she represented and advised both underwriters and issuers in connection with U.S. and global offerings and transactions. She is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey, is a certified mediator and speaks three languages.

    Shuli earned her J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a comments editor on the Seton Hall Law Review. She also has a M.A. degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. degree in History, from Binghamton University, with a minor in International Studies.

    In her spare time, Shuli enjoys reading, hiking, yoga, and traveling.

    Education
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Tel Aviv University, M.A.
    • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., cum laude
    Experience
    • Manager, product content and initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • In-house counsel, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
    • Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey
    • Certified Mediator
    Outside Activities
    • Reading
    • Hiking
    • Yoga
    • Traveling
     

    Sherry Mitchell

    Sherry Mitchell is a Director of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, Sherry was a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance for 10 years where she practiced in the Banking and Finance group in New York and London. Sherry advised domestic and foreign financial institutions, private equity sponsors, funds and corporate borrowers on a variety of financing transactions that included acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, refinancings and restructurings, private placements of debt and other syndicated and bilateral credit facilities. Sherry has extensive experience in negotiating, drafting and closing various types of lending transactions.

    While at Clifford Chance, Sherry was seconded to the in-house legal department of Airbus S.A.S. in Toulouse France where she provided legal support to Airbus business teams on the upgrade of the A320 line of aircraft, including negotiating and securing successful completion of memorandums of agreement with suppliers for the purchase of commercial jet engines. She was also seconded to General Electric Capital Corporation where she acted as in-house counsel to the GE Transportation Finance Group in connection with finance leases and debt and equity financings in the rail, port and marine industries.

    Sherry was a member of Clifford Chance’s diversity committee and pro bono committee. She has been involved in various pro bono matters, including advising Fondasyon Kole Zepòl, a Haitian microfinance institution, on the terms of service and privacy policy for the Zafèn.org website, a program that allows the public to make loans to small and medium enterprises and social projects in Haiti.

    In her free time Sherry enjoys travel, biking, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • State University of New York at Oswego, B.A.
    Experience
    • Director, Product Content and Initiatives—Banking & Finance, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Clifford Chance US LLP
    • Secondment with Airbus S.A.S. (EADS Group)
    • Secondment with General Electric Capital Corporation
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
    Outside Activities
    • Travel
    • Reading
    • Biking
    • Cooking
     

    Wendy Rosenthal

    Wendy Rosenthal is a Senior Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Wendy joins LexisNexis from Clifford Chance LLP where she most recently served as a counsel in the firm’s Banking & Finance Group. During her 10 years of practice at Clifford Chance, Wendy advised clients on a variety of domestic and cross-border restructuring matters. She has counseled secured and unsecured creditors, acquirers and other parties-in-interest in complex Chapter 11 cases. Her experience also includes representing foreign debtors and parties-in-interest in Chapter 15 cases.

    Wendy began her career serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffry H. Gallet, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. After her clerkship, Wendy was admitted to the United States Department of Justice Honor’s Program where she worked as a trial attorney in the Office of the United States Trustee for the Southern District of New York.

    Wendy earned her J.D. from New York Law School where she served as Chief Notes & Comments Editor for the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights. Additionally, Wendy earned a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.

    Education
    • New York Law School, J.D.
    • Tulane University, B.A.
    Experience
    • Senior Manager, Content and Product Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Clifford Chance LLP
    • Office of the United States Trustee for the Southern District of New York
    • Law clerk to the Honorable Jeffry H. Gallet, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey
     
    Robyn Schneider

    Robyn Schneider

    Robyn Schneider is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor® and brings over 13 years of legal experience to LexisNexis®. Robyn joined LPA from MetLife, where she was corporate counsel in the Americas division. At MetLife, Robyn handled a wide variety of legal matters, including the development of new product offerings. Prior to MetLife, Robyn was a financial restructuring and bankruptcy associate, spending time at Proskauer Rose, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and King & Spalding. Robyn also spent two years as a full time legal writing professor at Brooklyn Law School.

    In her free time, Robyn enjoys cooking, traveling and hosting social events for her condo association.

    Education
    • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Binghamton University, B.S. Political Science, magna cum laude
    Experience
    • Proskauer Rose LLP
    • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    • King & Spalding
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
    Outside Activities
    • Travel
    • Cooking
     
    Richard J. Sobelsohn

    Richard J. Sobelsohn

    Richard earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School and AB from Colgate University. He is presently an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School, where he teaches Sustainable Building Law and Commercial Leasing. Richard is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Green Globes Professional and is an authority on sustainable development, a topic on which he speaks and writes extensively. He is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, District of Columbia and United State Supreme Court Bars.

    Education
    • William & Mary, J.D.
    • Columbia University, B.S.
    Experience
    • URS Corporation
    • Morse Diesel/AMEC
    Associations
    • LEED AP, U.S. Green Building Council
    • Green Globes Professional, Green Building Initiative
    • Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School
    • Adjunct Professor, New York Law School
    • Member, National Legal Working Group, U.S. Green Building Council
    • Chair: Economics, Technology and Practice Methods Committee, American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
     
    Patrick R. Sturm

    Patrick R. Sturm

    Patrick Sturm is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor® with over 15 years of legal experience and a broad professional background in commercial transactions and ancillary litigation both in-house and in private practice. He joined LexisNexis® from Capitol Bancorp Limited, where he served as director of regulatory compliance providing advice and counsel on regulatory compliance matters in a changing and challenging bank regulatory environment. Patrick has extensive experience in financial services and banking, having also served as senior counsel to Capitol Bancorp Limited, where he managed general business matters with an emphasis on banking, financial services, loan and security documentation and enforcement. Additionally, Patrick has extensive experience in commercial real estate matters, having served as general counsel to a multi-state commercial real estate developer where he provided advice and counsel on general business matters with an emphasis on land development, purchases and sales, commercial leases, and asset management.

    In addition to his work in-house, Patrick worked in the commercial law departments of Sacks Tierney, PA and Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC. Patrick began his legal career with Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu, LLP, where he handled transactional matters and ancillary litigation arising in conjunction therewith.

    Patrick earned his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, his MBA from Arizona State University, and his BS in Economics from Santa Clara University. He is a member of the California and Arizona Bar Associations.

    In his spare time, Patrick enjoys reading, writing, and all music genres.

    Education
    • Santa Clara University, School of Law, JD
    • Arizona State University, MBA
    • Santa Clara University, BS, Economics
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Capitol Bancorp Limited, Director of Regulatory Compliance
    • Capitol Bancorp Limited, Senior Counsel, Law Department
    • Sacks Tierney, PA
    • Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
    • Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu, LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in Arizona and California
    Outside Activities
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Music
     
    Sharon S. Tishco

    Sharon S. Tishco

    Sharon Tishco is a Manager, Product Content and Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor® and brings eight years of legal experience to LexisNexis®. Before joining LexisNexis, Sharon was an associate in the corporate department of Hahn & Hessen LLP. Prior to that, she began her career at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, focusing on structured products and finance and then transitioned into the area of securities and corporate law. Sharon has experience negotiating and drafting a wide array of corporate transactional documentation, has represented purchasers and sellers in asset acquisitions and stock sales, and has extensive knowledge in preparing SEC filings.

    Sharon graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Fordham Urban Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court. She earned her BA from University of Maryland at College Park where she graduated summa cum laude.

    In her spare time, Sharon is actively involved in community service in her town, and enjoys music, science fiction, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

    Education
    • Fordham University School of Law, JD, cum laude
    • University of Maryland at College Park, BA, summa cum laude
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Hahn & Hessen LLP
    • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
    Outside Activities
    • Community service
    • Music
    • Science fiction
    • Spending time with family
     
    Cody Tray

    Cody Tray

    Cody Tray, Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®, has over eight years of bankruptcy experience. Before joining LexisNexis®, she spent several years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in the firm's Insolvency and Restructuring group, and also clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Gerber, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. From 2007 to 2011, Cody was with Bloomberg Law, responsible for the development and creation of bankruptcy products.

    Cody earned her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and BA, cum laude, Spanish Literature, from Columbia University. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Journal of International Economic Law. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.

    In her spare time, Cody is involved in a volunteer math tutoring program. She also enjoys Broadway musical theater, watching gymnastics, reading and long-distance train travel.

    Education
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD
    • Columbia University, BA, cum laude, Spanish Literature
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Bloomberg Law
    • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    • Clerk for the Honorable Robert E. Gerber, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of New York
    Accreditations
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Journal of International Economic Law
    Outside Activities:
    • Math tutoring
    • Broadway musical theater
    • Watching gymnastics
    • Reading
    • Long-distance train travel
     
    Kristen Wagner

    Kristen Wagner

    Kristen Wagner is a Manager, Product Planning for Lexis Practice Advisor®, helping design the content, tools and interface for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Kristen joined LexisNexis from Lawline.com where she created online Continuing Legal Education programs, course materials and a Bridge-the-Gap CLE program for newly admitted attorneys. Prior to Lawline.com, Kristen clerked at the boutique immigration law firm, Daryanani & Bland, PC, in New York City, where she assisted artists and entertainers with their immigration legal needs.

    Kristen graduated from Pace University School of Law with a concentration in international law.  During her time at Pace, she was the managing editor of the Pace International Law Review, interned at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and studied abroad at the University College of London.  She earned a BA in Government and International Relations from Smith College where she spent her junior year studying abroad at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

    In her spare time, Kristen travels, cooks, takes care of her pet rabbits, and is most likely training for some sort of physical challenge.

    Education
    • Pace University School of Law; abroad study at the University College of London
    • Smith College; abroad study at the University of Geneva
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Planning, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Manager, Customer Discovery & Innovation, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Lawline.com
    • Daryanani & Bland, PC
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    Elaine Wynn

    Elaine Wynn

    Elaine Wynn is a Senior Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Elaine joins LexisNexis® from the New York City law firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler where she was a corporate attorney with areas of practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt transactions, venture capital, securities law and general corporate counseling.

    As part of her practice, Elaine advised emerging businesses and other private and public companies throughout every stage of their lifecycle. She also advised seed and venture capital investors, private equity investors, institutional investors, and strategic investors in investment and portfolio company transactions.

    Elaine's representation of startups, emerging growth and later-stage emerging companies included coordinating the firms" resources to provide legal and strategic advice on a broad range of matters from formation through acquisition or other strategic partnership. These matters included choice of entity and formation issues, equity and incentive structures, execution of growth and M + A strategies, equity and debt financing structures, negotiations with seed and venture capital investors and commercial partners, and corporate governance, employment, and intellectual property.

    Elaine earned her JD from Howard University School of Law and her BS from North Carolina State University.

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    • Howard University School of Law, J.D.
    • North Carolina State University, B.S.
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    • Manager of Business Law Content, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    • New York State Supreme Court, Chambers of Justice Louis B. York, Clerk
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    • Licensed to practice in New York
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