Corporate Attorney (Best)

Sean D. Power

1354 Duffy Street, Hammond, IN 46320  / Tel# (219) 852-7352  Email: seanpower@text.com

Corporate Attorney

PROFILE
Corporate Attorney with expertise in facilitating positive outcomes in corporate litigation matters. Proven track record of successful negotiations using resourceful pretrial strategies. Generated over $2 million in fees for partnership in first two years. Demonstrated ability to build loyalty and create positive attorney-client relationships.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
·         Over 300 cases with positive outcomes.

·         Received an immediate $300,000 settlement because of exhaustive preparation and research.

·         Directed successful litigation for a multi-million-dollar corporation.

·         Represented software industry in anti-trust and intellectual property rights concerns.

·         Over a decade of management and litigation experience.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DOWDY, WILLIAMSON, & WANG, HAMOND, IN

1997 – Present

Corporate Attorney

Senior partner in corporate law. Contributed over $1.5 million in billable hours as litigator in several win-win outcomes.  Several victories for clients including seven-figure settlements to avoid protacted legal disputes.

·         Monitored expenditures and oversaw paralegals; primary resource in complicated corporate legal matters.

·         Personally conducted case citing causes for action for breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation and RICO, that produced an immediate $100,000 offer of compensation.

·         Defended attorney and law firm from a “Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings” action in State Court. Researched, compiled and presented successful summary judgment motion and brief, resulting in dismissal of case by the trial court.

·        Settled disputed stock value case through a strategized series of tactics in relationship-building and communication.

MIDWEST BUSAPP, Inc., HAMMOND, IN

1994 – 1997

Vice President and General Counsel

Directed department of seven attorneys and 35 support staff providing legal services for all aspects of software publication and consulting services enterprise. Focused legal research activities on supporting corporate product development goals. Authorized case settlements up to limits set by Board of Directors and President. Participated in industry-wide legislation studies.

·         Managed legal and support staff to maintain the highest legal and professional standards.

·         Organized and directed weekly leadership councils to coordinate litigation activities.

·         Established legal research priorities and goals to support and enhance company intellectual property assets.

·         Represented company at federal hearings to inform action on pending legislation related to computer software production, distribution, and usage.

·         Interpreted state and federal legislation and rulings to advise senior management and the board on legal implications for existing business practices.

MIDwest BusApp, HAMMOND, IN

1988 – 1994

Associate General Counsel

Managed litigation and general services for software and services enterprise, including contract review, license wording, copyright infringement, anti-trust suits, and product liability claims. Reviewed competing products for potential intellectual property actions. Assisted with patent and trademark applications and enforcement.

·         Represented company in litigation, achieving a 93% success rate including awards and settlements.

·         Conducted corporate leadership briefings to inform management about implications of legislation and judicial rulings.

·         Met with major clients to explain product warranty, reducing liability claims by 42%.

·         Institutionalized legal review of product development strategies to identify potential issues.

MENDENHALL & SAMPSON, HAMMOND, IN

1980 – 1988

Associate Attorney

Served as associate for nationally-recognized personal injury firm, specializing in plaintiff’s law covering personal, financial, and workplace injury.

·         Interviewed clients to determine case merit and viability, executed terms, reviewed fees, and discussed case strategy directly with clients.

·         Conducted discovery, including interrogatories, document requests, depositions, witness interviews, medical evaluations, and site inspections to prepare stronger case.

·         Prepared, reviewed, and filed motions and petitions on client’s behalf.

·         Met and conferred with opposing counsel, filed complaints, answered cross-complaints, negotiated and settled cases prior to litigation.

·         Assisted with over 150 cases, ranging up to multi-million dollar awards, requiring high levels of efficient case management.

HAMMOND Superior Court, HAMMOND, IN

1976 – 1980

Law Clerk

Assisted in preparing criminal judicial opinions. Wrote memoranda related to client petitions, omnibus pre-trial motions, post-sentence motions, and other orders of the court. Conducted legal research and analysis on state and federal statutory and case law.

·         Monitored and reduced courtroom downtime by 15%.

·         Assisted in preparing civil judicial opinions and disposing outstanding cases, including civil settlement conferences, to increase judicial efficiency.

·         Managed outstanding motions list to facilitate prioritization by judges.

·         Filed court reports, maintaining a perfect on-time rate during tenure.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, 1976

University of Indiana

Secretary of Student Bar Association; Honors in Legal Writing

Bachelor of Arts (Government and Politics), 1972

University of Indiana

Minor: Psychology

AFFILIATIONS

Licensed – Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1995

Member of Fourth Judicial District, 1984

Washington State Bar, 1980

Idaho State Bar, 1978

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

America Bar Association

Member of Idaho Chamber of Commerce

 

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