Lexis Practice Advisor® - LexisNexis Authors

Lexis Practice Advisor Authors

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

     

    Jason Amster

    Jason Amster is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Before joining LexisNexis, Jason was an associate in the Banking and Finance Group of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he represented lenders and borrowers in asset-based and cash-flow lending, acquisition financings and CLO-secured loan transactions. He also represented creditors and debtors in restructurings and work-outs, including debtor-in-possession and exit financings. Previously, he was an associate in the Banking and Credit Group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. There, he worked on U.S. and cross-border transactions in connection with acquisition financing and project development.

    Jason earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a submissions editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. He earned an M.S. on a journalism fellowship at Syracuse University and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Stony Brook University. He also spent a year studying international relations at University of Sussex in Falmer, England.

    In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, running, going to the opera, and cooking.

    Education
    • Columbia Law School, J.D. , Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Syracuse University, M.S. in Journalism
    • Stony Brook University, B.A. in Humanities, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    Experience
    • LexisNexis, manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Associate
    • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Associate
    • Network Computing Magazine, Copy Chief
    • Poughkeepsie Journal (Gannett), Sunday Editor
    • Dow Jones Newswire, Spot News Writer
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice law in New York State
     
    Michael Bahler

    Michael Bahler

    Michael Bahler is a Legal Specialist on the Labor & Employment, IP & Technology and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy team for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, Michael was a legal analyst at Bloomberg Law where he created litigation content and edited the Bloomberg Class Actions Law Report. He began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals before working as a litigation associate at Kaye Scholer LLP and a trial attorney for the Justice Department.

    Michael earned his JD magna cum laude from Boston College Law School and holds a BA from Northwestern University.

    In his spare time, he writes creatively and has been published in the NY Times.

    Education
    • Boston College Law School, JD, magna cum laude
    • Northwestern University, BA
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Bloomberg LP
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    • Kaye Scholer LLP
    • Law Clerk for Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts
     

    Bradley Benedict

    Bradley Benedict is Content Manager – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation for Lexis Practice Advisor®. As an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP from 2008-2015, Bradley advised public and private companies on a wide variety of executive compensation and employee benefits matters. A recipient of the 2012 Library of Congress Burton Award for legal writing, Bradley has co-authored articles published in Employment Law 360 and Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor.

    Bradley earned his JD cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. He also holds degrees from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (MFA—Book Arts), Pace University (MS—Publishing), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (BA—Psychology).

    In his spare time, Bradley enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors.

    Education
    • Brooklyn Law School, JD, cum laude
    • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, MFA
    • Pace University, MS
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     
    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
     
    Melanie Brill

    Melanie Brill

    Melanie Brill is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor -Florida Business & Commercial module.

    Melanie brings a wealth of experience with her to Lexis Practice Advisor with a practice area focus in real estate and corporate transactions. Melanie has worked both in-house and in private practice, and has held positions with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, and Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman, PL.

    Melanie earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and earned her B.A. from Rutgers College, with a major in Communications and a minor in English.

    In her spare time, Melanie enjoys the ocean, reading, swimming, hiking and spending time with her son.

    Education
    • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
    • Rutgers College, B.A. in Communications and a minor in English
    Experience
    • New York City Economic Development Corporation
    • Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
    • Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman, PL
    • LNR Property Corporation
    • Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in Florida
     
    Lindsay Bringardner

    Lindsay Bringardner

    Lindsay Bringardner is a Group Director for IP & Technology, Labor & Employment and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy 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
     

    Victor Cohen

    Victor Cohen is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor. Victor has practiced securities, M&A, and corporate law in New York and brings several years of law firm experience to LexisNexis.

    Prior to joining LexisNexis, Victor was an associate at Kane Kessler, P.C., where he specialized in securities, capital markets and corporate governance matters. Victor began his career as an associate at Mintz & Fraade, P.C., where he worked on a variety of corporate, securities, and M&A transactions. Victor earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School and holds a BA degree in International Affairs and French from Lafayette College. He is admitted to practice in New York.

    In his spare time, Victor enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, podcasts, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • Brooklyn Law School, JD
    • Lafayette College, AB
    Experience
    • Manager, Content, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Associate, Kane Kessler, P.C.
    • Associate, Mintz & Fraade, P.C.
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Catriona Collins

    Catriona Collins is a Content Manager for the IP and Technology module at Lexis Practice Advisor. She joined the LPA team after a career in intellectual property litigation. She practiced with the New York intellectual property boutique, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C., for over ten years and with other New York intellectual property law firms. During her litigation career, she handled patent litigation in a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, mechanical devices, industrial machinery, software and business methods. She also litigated unfair competition, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes.

    Catriona holds law degrees from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge. She serves on the Patents Committee of the New York City Bar Association and teaches a course in International Intellectual Property Law at New York University.

    Education
    • University of Cambridge, LL.B
    • Trinity College Dublin, BA (mod.), LLB.
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
    • Cohen & Gresser LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York. Admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern District of New York, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Second Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court.
     

    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
     

    Burcin Eren

    Burcin Eren is a Manager of Content for Lexis Practice Advisor. Burcin has practiced corporate law in New York and London and brings several years of diverse law firm and in-house legal experience to LexisNexis.

    Prior to joining LexisNexis, Burcin was an associate in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he advised clients on securities, capital markets and corporate governance matters. Burcin began his career as an associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in New York, where he worked on a variety of corporate transactions before relocating to London to join Dewey’s international capital markets team. After Dewey, Burcin co-founded a tech start-up company based in New York with operations in London and Istanbul, where he acted as the CEO and sole legal counsel.

    Burcin earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. Burcin also holds a Master’s degree in International Business and International Politics from NYU and a BA degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University. He is admitted to practice in New York.

    In his spare time, Burcin enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
    • New York University, GSAS & Leonard N. Stern School of Business, MA
    • Istanbul University, BA
    Experience
    • Manager, Content, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    • CEO and General Counsel, Epickk, Inc.
    • Associate, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     
    Jaime Faske

    Jaime Faske

    Jaime Faske is a Legal Specialist for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, she worked at the Egan Law Firm, specializing in employment discrimination and handling a variety of general practice matters. Previously, Jaime created and edited bar preparation materials for Kaplan PMBR Bar Review.

    Jaime earned her JD from New York Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor for the Media Law and Policy Journal. While in law school, she interned at the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus and worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Deborah A. Kaplan of the New York State Supreme Court, Civil Branch. Jaime earned a BA in Political Science from Emory University.

    In her spare time, Jaime enjoys going to the beach, reading, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • New York Law School, JD
    • Emory University, BA
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Egan Law Firm, LLC
    • Kaplan PMBR
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Adam Freed

    Adam Freed is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Adam brings several years of experience practicing labor and employment law on both coasts to LexisNexis. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Adam was an associate with Littler Mendelson, P.C. in New York, where he led employment litigations in lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of non-competes, and wage-and-hour violations, among others. He also provided advice and counseling on a wide variety of employment issues including: hirings and firings, employment contracts, employee handbooks and employment policies, wage-and-hour issues, exemption audits, and compliance with new laws and regulations. Previously, he was an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Group at Proskauer Rose LLP in Los Angeles, where he litigated and counseled on an array of California employment law matters.

    Adam earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Adam earned his B.A. from Pomona College.

    In his free time, Adam enjoys traveling, playing tennis, writing, attending Broadway shows, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
    • Pomona College, B.A.
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Littler Mendelson, P.C.
    • Proskauer Rose LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and California, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California.
     
    Matt Gautier

    Matt Gautier

    Matt Gautier is a Manager, Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Before joining LexisNexis, Matt was an associate in the Finance Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he negotiated and drafted a wide array of corporate transactional documentation, often representing lenders and borrowers in connection with credit facilities, acquisition financings, restructurings and recapitalizations.

    Matt earned his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham Law School where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review and a trained mediator as part of the Fordham Law Mediation Clinic. He earned his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Scranton.

    In his free time, Matt enjoys painting, reading fiction, running and New York sports.

    Education
    • Fordham Law School, J.D.
    • University of Scranton, B.S.
    Experience
    • Manager, Content and Product Initiatives, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Glenn Gordon

    Glenn Gordon is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor® and had previously consulted for the company for several years. His prior legal practice includes a diverse combination of in-house and law firm experience. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel at Formica Corporation, where his areas of responsibility included contract, corporate, employment, and litigation matters. Glenn also provided consulting services for numerous corporations including LG Electronics, Panasonic Corporation of North America, and Citrix Systems, Inc. Glenn was a shareholder in the Herold and Haines law firm, where he specialized in general corporate law and commercial litigation, and started his career as an associate at the Dillon, Bitar & Luther firm.

    Glenn earned his JD from American University, summa cum laude, where he was a member of the American University Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BA is Psychology.

    In his free time, Glenn enjoys live music, travel, hiking, photography, reading and the beach.

    Education
    • American University, J.D.
    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
    Experience
    • Content Manager, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Citrix Systems, Inc.
    • Panasonic Corporation of North America
    • LG Electronics USA, Inc.
    • Assistant General Counsel, Formica Corporation
    • Herold and Haines, P.A.
    • Dillon, Bitar & Luther , LLC
     
    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
     

    Paul G. Hawthorne

    Paul Hawthorne is a Manager of Content for Lexis Practice Advisor® and brings over 14 years of legal experience to LexisNexis®. Paul joined LPA after founding a boutique law firm where he advised and counseled start-up companies and small businesses on a wide variety of corporate matters. Paul began his career at Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP where for 10 years he developed broad experience working on Merger & Acquisition, Senior and Mezzanine Debt Financing and Private Equity transactions as well as representing clients on various general corporate matters.

    Paul earned his JD from Howard University School of Law, where he was a senior articles editor for the Howard Law Journal, and holds a BA from the State University of New York at Albany.

    Education
    • Howard University School of Law, J.D.
    • State University of New York at Albany, B.A.
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • P.G. Hawthorne Law Group LLC
    • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Alyssa Heumann

    Alyssa Heumann is a Content Manager in Private Equity for Lexis Practice Advisor®.

    Alyssa was most recently assistant general counsel at GoldPoint Partners LLC, a private equity boutique wholly owned by New York Life Insurance Company. At GoldPoint, Alyssa reviewed private equity investments, assisted with fund formation and operation, and researched and managed U.S. and international regulatory initiatives. Alyssa began her legal career as a member of the investment management group at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where her practice focused on the representation of private funds and their sponsors in fund formation and operations, including drafting and reviewing fund offering memoranda, as well as partnership, subscription, management, distribution, confidentiality and administration agreements. She also negotiated private fund investments on behalf of institutional investors.

    Alyssa earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her BA from Tufts University.

    In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys watching documentaries, discovering new music, volunteering with New York Cares, travelling, and organizing social events.

    Education
    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
    • Tufts University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
    Experience
    • GoldPoint Partners LLC
    • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
     

    Piper Hoffman

    Piper Hoffman is an Attorney Editor/Content Manager in Labor & Employment for Lexis Practice Advisor. Piper brings 14 years of legal experience to LexisNexis. As a partner with employment law boutique Outten & Golden LLP, she represented employees with discrimination and wage and hour claims in individual cases and class actions; she also counseled clients and negotiated contract and compensation matters.

    Piper earned her JD cum laude from Harvard Law School and her BA magna cum laude from Brown University, and clerked for Judge Gladys Kessler on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She is an active member of the New York City Bar Association. Piper has published articles and lectured across the country on a variety of employment law-related topics.

    In her spare time, Piper teaches and writes about animal law and other topics and has been published in the New York Times and Forbes.

    Education
    • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude
    • Brown University, BA, magna cum laude
    Experience
    • Attorney Editor for Labor & Employment Law, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Principal, Piper Hoffman, Esq., PLLC
    • Partner, Outten & Golden LLP
    • Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School
    • Adjunct Professor, New York Law School
    • Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund
    • Law Clerk, Honorable Gladys Kessler, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice law in New York and Massachusetts
     

    Rex Iacurci

    Rex Iacurci is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor® in its Labor & Employment module, specializing in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Rex was an editor/author at Thomson Reuters, where he worked on the development of pension and benefits content for its Checkpoint® product. Previously, Rex worked as senior benefits counsel for Eversource Energy, a New England utility, and as senior tax counsel for Chevron Corporation (formerly Texaco Inc.). Rex is a CPA, and began his career in public accounting and benefits and compensation consulting.

    Rex earned his LL.M. in Tax at the New York University School of Law, his J.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and his BA, magna cum laude, from Fairfield University. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut.

    In his spare time, Rex enjoys music, traveling, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • New York University School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation)
    • University of North Carolina School of Law, JD
    • Fairfield University, BS (magna cum laude)
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Thomson Reuters
    • Eversource Energy
    • Chevron Corporation
    • Ernst & Young
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice law in Connecticut
     
    Brian James

    Brian James

    Brian James is a Legal Specialist for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, he worked for several years as a Legal Editorial Associate at Thomson Reuters. Specializing in state and local taxation, Brian provided research and guidance to tax, accounting and finance professionals while contributing to the development and growth of industry-leading software and research products.

    Brian earned his J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. in English from Cornell University.

    Education
    • New York Law School, J.D.
    • Cornell University, B.A.
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Thomson Reuters
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Elias Kahn

    Elias Kahn is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Elias was an associate at Littler Mendelson, P.C., where he litigated a wide variety of employment claims and provided advice and counseling on all facets of the employment relationship including, among others: screening and hiring, workplace investigations and audits, discipline, terminations (including reductions in force), employment discrimination issues, wage and hour matters, restrictive covenants and trade secret protection, and a broad range of employment agreements and policies. Previously, he was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he worked on several employment law matters.

    Elias earned his J.D., cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. At Penn, Elias was a Senior Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. After law school, Elias clerked for the Honorable Judge Shirley Wohl Kram, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

    In his spare time, Elias enjoys playing indoor and outdoor soccer, jogging, traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with his wife, daughter, family and friends.

    Education
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude
    • Cornell University, B.A. in Government, Phi Beta Kappa
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Littler Mendelson, P.C.
    • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York, as well as the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
     

    Jessica L. Kerner

    Jessica Kerner is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Jessica worked for 9 years in the State and Local Tax practice at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. While at Sutherland, Jessica handled a wide range of state and local tax matters, assisting clients with multistate tax strategy, controversy, legislative analysis and in audit defense. Jessica has extensive experience working with clients in the telecommunications and technology industries. Prior to joining Sutherland, Jessica worked in the tax practices at several “Big 4” accounting firms. Jessica has had articles published in State Tax Notes, Tax Executive: The Professional Journal of Tax Executives Institute, and Practical US/Domestic Tax Strategies.

    Jessica earned her LL.M. in Taxation at the New York University School of Law, and her J.D. at The George Washington University Law School. Jessica earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University.

    In her free time, Jessica enjoys photography, art, cooking, baking and wandering New York City.

    Education
    • New York University School of Law, LL.M.
    • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
    • Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude
    Experience
    • Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP
    • KPMG LLP
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and Georgia
     
    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
     

    Esther Kim

    Esther Kim is a Manager of Content for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Esther joined LexisNexis® from FXCM, a global currency brokerage, where she practiced as an in-house attorney for several years. During her tenure there, she handled a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters, both domestic and international, as well as other legal matters related to corporate governance. Her experience includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial, licensing, and trading agreements for both retail and institutional clients. She managed the company’s global intellectual property portfolio as well as numerous litigation and arbitration matters. Prior to her role as in-house counsel, Esther worked in compliance where she handled regulatory inquiries, performed regulatory research, and developed multi-jurisdictional legal and compliance policies. She is licensed to practice in New York.

    Esther earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. She graduated with honors from Binghamton University with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Law and also spent a year working as a Teacher’s Assistant for courses in Asian-American studies.

    In her spare time, Esther enjoys supporting her hometown Mets and spending time with friends and family.

    Education
    • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
    • Binghamton University, B.A. cum laude
    Experience
    • Manager, Content, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • In-house Counsel, FXCM
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Sara Kolb

    Sara Kolb is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor® in its Real Estate module. Sara brings eight years of legal experience to LexisNexis. Before joining LexisNexis, Sara was a Senior Associate in the Real Estate department of Duval & Stachenfeld LLP. While at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, Sara represented purchasers, borrowers and sellers in acquisitions, financings and dispositions of large-scale commercial projects, office buildings, shopping centers, condominium properties and multi-family residential projects throughout the United States. Sara earned a JD, magna cum laude, from Hofstra University and a BA, cum laude, from Villanova University.

    In her spare time, Sara enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.

    Education
    • Hofstra University, JD (magna cum laude)
    • Villanova University, BA (cum laude)
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Duval & Stachenfeld, LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice law in New York
     

    Jaime Laginestra

    Jaime Laginestra is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor. Jaime began her career practicing real estate finance law at Alston & Bird LLP. While working there, she represented national banks and other institutional investors in a range of commercial transactions. She spent her time drafting loan documents and reviewing due diligence, such as leases, legal opinions, title policies, surveys, and zoning reports. In 2013, Jaime transitioned into legal academia, serving as Associate Director of the Academic Affairs team at New York Law School. In this role, she oversaw the academic support program and co-taught a legal analysis and study skills seminar. During her tenure at New York Law School, she simultaneously earned her master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies.

    Jaime earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she was managing editor of the Hofstra Law Review and president of Hofstra Law Women. She earned her B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Fairfield University.

    In her free time, Jaime enjoys reading, baking, and exploring the city.

    Education
    • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Hofstra University, M.S.Ed.
    • Fairfield University, B.A., summa cum laude
    Experience
    • Alston & Bird LLP
    • New York Law School
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     
    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
     

    Udele Lin

    Udele Lin is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. She began her career as an associate at Sidley Austin LLP where she advised clients on a variety of matters, including securities transactions, public company disclosure and corporate governance. She then joined ANN INC. as Assistant General Counsel where she advised management on securities law, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

    Udele earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her B.A. from New York University.

    In her spare time, Udele enjoys museums, yoga, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • Columbia School of Law, J.D.
    • New York University, B.A.
    Experience
    • Manager of Content and Product Initiatives, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Assistant General Counsel, ANN INC.
    • Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    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
     

    Don M. Ly

    Don M. Ly is a Manager of Content for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, he was a corporate associate in the New York and Singapore offices of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he worked on a variety of transactional matters, including cross-border equity and debt offerings. Don also previously served as Counsel at YKVN Lawyers, a prominent law firm in Vietnam, and as in-house counsel at Razer, a leading computer gaming lifestyle brand, and Orica Mining Services, an Australia-based multinational mining services company.

    Don earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, Don was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Don earned his B.S., Engineering & Applied Science, with honor, from the California Institute of Technology. He is admitted to practice in New York.

    In his spare time, Don enjoys exploring new places and outdoor activities.

    Education
    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
    • California Institute of Technology, B.S., with honor, Engineering & Applied Science
    Experience
    • LexisNexis, Manager of Content, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Latham & Watkins LLP, corporate associate
    • YKVN Lawyers, counsel
    • Razer, senior legal counsel
    • Orica Mining Services, legal counsel
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York.
     
    Meyghan McCrea

    Meyghan McCrea

    Meyghan McCrea is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, she was a corporate associate in the London and New York offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where she advised clients in a variety of securities and capital markets transactions as well as general corporate governance matters.

    Meyghan earned her JD from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Stone Scholar, and her bachelors in law, with honors, from the National University of Singapore, where she was a member of the Singapore Law Review.

    In her spare time, Meyghan serves as a member of the Ethics Committee for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and works as a volunteer trainer for local animal rescues.

    Education
    • Columbia School of Law, JD
    • National University of Singapore , LL.B (Hons)
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     
    Jessica McKinney

    Jessica McKinney

    Jessica McKinney is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Jessica was a legal analyst at Bloomberg BNA for seven years, where she worked on developing a number of legal research, litigation, and intellectual property products. She has also contributed to the update and analysis of the U.S. chapter of World Trademark Law and Practice, a premier Lexis publication. Previously, Jessica worked as a law clerk at Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP, where she assisted with nursing home negligence cases and general litigation issues.

    Jessica earned her JD from The George Washington University Law School, where she was an articles editor for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and a research assistant, and earned her BA, summa cum laude, from Duquesne University. She is admitted to practice in New York State.

    In her spare time, Jessica enjoys music, sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
    • Duquesne University, B.A., summa cum laude
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives – Intellectual Property, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Legal Analyst, Bloomberg L.P.
    • Law Clerk, Ashcraft & Gerel LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Mary McMahon

    Mary McMahon is a Legal Specialist on the Labor & Employment, IP & Technology, and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy team for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, Mary spent a year as an associate at a small law firm focusing primarily on maritime and transportation law, where she was responsible for much of the firm’s legal research and writing.

    Mary earned her JD with honors from St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as a member of the St. John’s Law Review. As a member of Law Review, Mary published her Note on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s HHS Mandate in St. John’s Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, a publication run by the Law Review. While in law school, Mary also interned for the Honorable William H. Pauley III in the Southern District of New York. Mary earned her BA cum laude from Loyola University Maryland.

    In her free time, Mary enjoys traveling, watching baseball, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education
    • St. John’s University School of Law, JD, honors
    • Loyola University Maryland, BA, cum laude
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Maloof Browne & Eagan LLC
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey
     

    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
     

    Beth Neuhaus

    Beth Neuhaus, a Content Manager in Mergers and Acquisitions for Lexis Practice Advisor®, brings law firm as well as entrepreneurial experience to her position. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Beth was a founder and general counsel of a digital on-line platform in the luxury lifestyle segment. During that time she spearheaded business development and handled a wide breadth of legal and business matters. Before being an entrepreneur, Beth was a partner in the corporate and securities group of Loeb & Loeb LLP where she worked on major national and international transactions in the public and private sectors, representing companies throughout every stage of their lifecycle. Her areas of practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities law and general corporate counseling.

    Beth is licensed to practice in New York.

    Beth earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and her BA from the University of Rochester.

    Education
    • University of Rochester, BA
    • Hofstra University School of Law, JD Honors
    Experience
    • Content Manager in Mergers and Acquisitions, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Entrepreneur and In-House Counsel
    • Partner, Loeb & Loeb, LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in the State of New York
     

    Chad Perlov

    Chad Perlov is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor® in its IP & Technology group, specializing in technology transactions and IP/IT in corporate transactions. Prior to joining LexisNexis®, Chad founded a mobile media startup focused on designing content discovery solutions for legal professionals. Previously, Chad was an IP, Technology and Commercial editor for Practical Law. Prior to joining Practical Law, Chad served as general counsel for Axispoint, Inc., a New York-based IT services and software development company. He has also worked for large law firms in New York and Sydney, as well as in-house at Orange Glo International, a well-known manufacturer of household cleaning products.

    Chad earned his JD from the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was a member of the Colorado Law Review and a research assistant. He earned his BA from the University of Kansas, and is admitted to practice in New York and Colorado.

    Education
    • University of Colorado, J.D.
    • University of Kansas, B.A.
    Experience
    • Content Manager, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Founder & CEO, Similan Labs
    • IP, Technology & Commercial Editor, Practical Law
    • Director of Legal Affairs, Axispoint, Inc.
    • IP & Corporate Associate, Herrick Feinstein LLP
    • IP & Corporate Associate, Gadens
    • Legal Counsel, Orange Glo International, Inc.
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and Colorado
     
    Robyn Schneider

    Robyn Schneider

    Robyn Schneider is a Product Manager 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
     

    Kim Seib

    Kim Seib is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor. She worked as a real estate lawyer for 7 years, primarily with Hartman & Craven (now part of Smith Gambrell) and Balber Pickard, before taking time off to focus on family and obtain an MFA in creative writing. While practicing, Kim drafted and negotiated commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, loan documents and related instruments on behalf of landlords, tenants, developers, lenders and borrowers. She also represented and counseled cooperative housing corporations, condominium boards and sponsors; drafted a condominium offering plan; and served on the Cooperative and Condominium Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

    Kim obtained her JD and BA from Tulane University and her MFA from the City College of New York. In law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Board.

    For fun, Kim likes to read, write, talk about reading and writing, bake and hang out with her kids.

    Education
    • City College of New York, MFA
    • Tulane University, JD
    • Tulane University, BA
    Experience
    • Adjunct Professor, City College of New York, Department of English
    • Associate, Hartman & Craven (now part of Smith Gambrell)
    • Associate, Balber Pickard Maldonado & Van der Tuin
     
    Lori Sieron

    Lori Sieron

    Lori Sieron is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor. Lori has served in many capacities within LexisNexis over the past 16 years. Lori led a large editorial group within the company and managed the development of several editorial projects. Previously, she managed a LexisNexis community website for new attorneys and associates.

    Prior to working at LexisNexis, Lori was a news anchor, reporter and Director of news operations for WKEF-TV and WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio, and served as a lecturer in the Department of Communications at the University of Dayton. Lori obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Duquesne University and her J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, where she was a member of the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Lori is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

    Education
    • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
    • Duquesne University, B.A.
    Experience
    • Manager of Content & Product Initiatives, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Director of News Operations, WKEF/WRGT-TV
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania
     
    Jennifer Song

    Jennifer Song

    Jennifer is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Jennifer joined LexisNexis from Major League Gaming where she was Senior Director, Business Affairs advising the company on all general corporate matters. Prior to Major League Gaming, Jennifer was an associate in the Banking group at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. While at Skadden, she represented both borrowers and lenders in connection with a variety of transactions, including acquisition financings, recapitalizations, first lien second lien financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and asset-based financings.

    Jennifer earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was an editor of the Journal of International Economic Law. She earned her B.A. from Rice University where she graduated magna cum laude.

    In her spare time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, listening to music, traveling, trying new restaurants, reading and watching food television.

    Education
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
    • Rice University, B.A., magna cum laude
    Experience
    • Manager, Product Content and Initiatives, Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Senior Director, Major League Gaming
    • Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Kim Steefel

    Kim Steefel is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. Prior to joining LexisNexis, she practiced in the area of executive compensation and employee benefits at Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP in Houston and Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP in New York City. During her practice Kim advised a wide range of public and private clients on tax qualified and nonqualified retirement, welfare and other employee benefit plans, negotiated and designed executive employment agreements, incentive compensation plans and relevant provisions of transactional (M&A and financing) agreements over a variety of industries, and assisted clients with corporate governance and compliance matters (including ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance and securities filings).

    Kim earned her J.D. at the New York University School of law where she was a Robert MacKay Scholar, a fellow of the Institute of Judicial Administration and the Senior Editor of Production of the Annual Survey of American Law. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania where she was a University Scholar, a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society and the winner of the Edwin B. Williams Prize in Spanish.

    Kim is admitted to practice law in both New York and Texas and is proficient in the Spanish language. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, string bass and softball.

    Education
    • New York University School of Law, J.D.
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
    Experience
    • Content Manager—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
    • Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP
    • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and Texas
    Associations
    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York City Bar Association
    • Texas Bar Association
    • Worldwide Employee Benefits Network
     

    Mike Stefanelli

    Mike Stefanelli is a Content Manager for the Lexis Practice Advisor Litigation team. Before joining LexisNexis, Mike spent eight years in private litigation practice, including more than six years as an associate at Paul Hastings LLP and DLA Piper LLP. During his career, Mike litigated a wide variety of federal and state cases, including general commercial, employment, and bankruptcy litigation matters. Mike earned his JD, summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, and his BA from Georgetown University. He is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois.

    In his spare time, Mike enjoys music, working out, volunteering, trying new restaurants, and watching the New York Mets.

    Education
    • Brooklyn Law School, JD, summa cum laude
    • Georgetown University, BA
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Paul Hastings LLP
    • DLA Piper LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and Illinois
     
    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
     

    Scott Tayne

    Scott Tayne is a Manager of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor. Most recently, Scott was a partner at the NY office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP, a major Canadian law firm, where his practice included capital markets, corporate governance and private investment company matters, with an emphasis on US/Canadian cross-border transactions. He also authored and co-authored a number of client memorandums and other publications on topical legal matters, and was involved in the firm’s internal CLE program. Prior to joining Davies in 2000, Scott practiced securities and corporate law at several firms in NYC and New Jersey.

    Scott earned his JD at Columbia University School of Law and his BA at SUNY at Stony Brook.

    Education
    • Columbia University School of Law, JD
    • SUNY at Stony Brook, BA
    Experience
    • Manager of Content and Product Initiatives, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP
    • Counsel, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
    • Sr. Assoc., Cole Schotz P.C
    • Counsel, Edwards & Angell
    • Associate/Partner, Pollner, Mezan, Stolzberg, Berger & Glass, PC
     
    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, Senior 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
     
    Lesley Vars

    Lesley Vars

    Lesley Vars is a Product Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor® and brings to LexisNexis eight years of legal experience. Before joining LexisNexis, Lesley was a Senior Associate in the Real Estate department of Reed Smith LLP. While at Reed Smith, Lesley advised REITs, tenants, developers and borrowers on a variety of real estate transactions including sale-leaseback, build-to-suit and traditional acquisition financing transactions, commercial leases and acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate. Prior to Reed Smith, Lesley began her career as an Associate in the Real Estate department of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP where she represented real estate clients in a variety of matters including the purchase and sale of air rights, condominium and cooperative offerings, and commercial leasing.

    Lesley earned a JD and MBA from the University of Miami and a BA from Hamilton College.

    In her spare time, Lesley enjoys competing in triathlons, running and traveling.

    Education
    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
    • University of Miami School of Business Administration, M.B.A.
    • Hamilton College, B.A.
    Experience
    • Manager, Content and Product Initiatives, Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Senior Associate, Reed Smith LLP
    • Associate, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut
     
    Erin Webreck

    Erin Webreck

    Erin Webreck is a Legal Specialist for Lexis Practice Advisor. Erin began her legal career at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC, where she acted as Associate Editor of the Environmental Law Reporter and coordinated the Institute’s annual Boot Camps on Environmental Law.

    Erin earned a dual-degree JD/MA from American University, focusing on international and comparative environmental law and cross-cultural communication. She served on the editorial review board of the Swords and Ploughshares journal of international affairs. Erin was also a recipient of the Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest. Erin earned a BA in German Language and Literature from the George Washington University.

    In her spare time, Erin enjoys volunteering with animal rescue groups and writing sketch comedy.

    Education
    • American University, JD/MA
    • George Washington University, BA
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor
    • Environmental Law Institute
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in Maryland
     

    Shannon Weiner

    Shannon Weiner is a Legal Specialist for the Financial Practice Area Modules of Lexis Practice Advisor®. She specifically works in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Securities & Capital Markets, and Real Estate. Prior to joining LexisNexis, she worked at The Law Office of William Wright, focusing on civil litigation. Shannon has also served a one-year term as a Presidential Fellow.

    Shannon earned her J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University. During law school, she was an Honorary Society Board Member of the Moot Court Board, as well as the recipient of the American Bar Association & Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs Award.

    In her spare time, Shannon enjoys art, volunteering, and exploring the city’s best restaurants.

    Education
    • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
    • Columbia University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    Experience
    • Legal Specialist, Financial Practice Area Modules, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • The Law Office of William Wright
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New Jersey
     

    Marc Wolfe

    Marc Wolfe is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor’s Mergers and Acquisitions team. Before joining LexisNexis, Marc spent eight years in private practice, with a focus on M&A. Marc joined LexisNexis from Hogan Lovells LLP, where he was a senior associate. Prior to that, Marc was an associate at Stikeman Elliott LLP. During his time in private practice, Marc focused on private M&A transactions in industries such as oil and gas, mining, technology and life sciences. Marc earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School, and his BA from The University of Western Ontario. He is admitted to practice in New York and Ontario, Canada.

    In his spare time, Marc enjoys taking in indie rock concerts and watching NFL football.

    Education
    • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
    • University of Western Ontario, Honors B.A.
    Experience
    • Lexis® Practice Advisor
    • Hogan Lovells LLP
    • Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     

    Carrie Corcoran Wright

    Carrie Corcoran Wright is a Director of Content and Product Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor®. She brings to LexisNexis® nearly fifteen years of legal experience. From 2005-2013, Carrie worked as an associate in the labor and employment department at Epstein Becker & Green where she provided strategic and practical advice to employers on a broad range of issues and successfully litigated employment and commercial claims in federal and state courts. Employment Law 360 and Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report have published Carrie’s articles on employment law. Carrie began her legal career as a commercial litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and has also worked at Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman P.C.

    Carrie earned her JD magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. At Penn, she served as a Senior Editor on Law Review, which published her Comment on the constitutionality of single-sex education, and taught legal writing to first-year law students. Carrie earned her AB magna cum laude from Colgate University with Honors in Political Science. After law school, Carrie clerked in Phoenix, Arizona for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the New York and Supreme Court Bars.

    In her free time, Carrie practices yoga, reads voraciously, and spends time with her friends and family.

    Education
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, magna cum laude
    • Colgate University, AB, magna cum laude, with honors in Political Science
    Experience
    • Director of Content and Product Initiatives for the Labor and Employment module, Lexis Practice Advisor®
    • Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
    • Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman P.C.
    • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    • Law Clerk for Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
    • Member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
    Associations
    • New York City Bar Association
     
    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.

    Education
    • Howard University School of Law, J.D.
    • North Carolina State University, B.S.
    Experience
    • 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
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice in New York
     
    Caroline Yoon

    Caroline Yoon

    Caroline Yoon is a Content Manager for Lexis Practice Advisor. Caroline was previously an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in their Hong Kong office, where she advised clients on U.S. securities laws and worked on cross-border private equity and capital markets transactions.

    Caroline began her career at White & Case LLP, where she developed broad experience representing clients in bank regulatory matters and working on transactions in M&A, project finance, and bank finance. Caroline is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she sharpens the communication and analytical skills of the students in her legal writing and research class.

    Caroline earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA from Yale University. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys challenging spin classes, New York’s many theater offerings, and spending time in Central Park with family and friends.

    Education
    • J.D., Harvard Law School
    • B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University
    Experience
    • Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law
    • Associate, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
    • Associate, White & Case LLP
    Accreditations
    • Admitted to practice in New York
     

    Ted Zwayer

    Ted Zwayer is a Content Manager with Lexis Practice Advisor. He has worked on a large number of editorial content projects and products with LexisNexis during the past 15 years. Before joining LexisNexis, Ted served as a Department Chair and Business Law Professor at Rend Lake College in Illinois and at Arkansas Northeastern College. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a prosecutor for two municipalities in Ohio.

    Ted is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he earned his J.D. from the Moritz College of Law and his B.S. in Finance from the Fisher College of Business.

    Education
    • Ohio State University, J.D.
    • Ohio State University, B.S.
    Experience
    • Lexis Practice Advisor - Content Manager
    • LexisNexis - Senior Quality Editor
    • Rend Lake Community College - Department Chair
    • Arkansas Northeastern College - Department Chair
    • City of Whitehall, Ohio – City Attorney
    Accreditations
    • Licensed to practice law in Ohio and Tennessee
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