Administrative Staff

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Carter Morris

Associate, Business Development

Mr. Morris works with clients in qui tam suits under the U.S. False Claims Act and assists on whistleblower cases, predominantly in the healthcare sector, involving fraud against the federal and state governments.

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Melody Wong

Melody Wong

Senior Legal Assistant

During her time at Stanford, Melody worked for several years as a research assistant in the Department of Political Science on a project titled “Legislative Battles and Pork Barrel Politics.”

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Casey Gilfoil

Senior Legal Assistant

Casey’s senior research explored the politics and aesthetics of the early farmer’s market movement and the gendered dynamics of eldercare within families.

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Alexis Villalobos

Alexis Villalobos

Senior Legal Assistant

In his senior years, he joined a research team examining the educational experiences of high-achieving Black and Latino students in L.A. County.

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Alec Konstantin

Alec Konstantin

Operations Manager/
Senior Legal Assistant

During his undergraduate studies, Alec was particularly interested in law and economics, psychology and law, immigration law, and international human rights law.

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Winnie Vien

Winnie Vien

Senior Legal Assistant

During her time in college, she spent a summer as a teacher’s assistant at a program in Shanghai introducing liberal arts colleges to high school students in China.

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Maya Inamura

Senior Legal Assistant

After graduating, Maya worked as a Project Associate at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, creating STEM education resources and working with science teachers in the Washington, DC area.

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Olivia Field

Olivia Field

Senior Legal Assistant

As a senior, Olivia was granted the Kathryn Conroy Public Relations Internship at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art.

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Talia Stender

Senior Legal Assistant

While in school, Talia was also a teacher’s assistant for a creative writing class in UC Berkeley’s African American Studies department.

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Daniel Kim

Senior Legal Assistant

At Wesleyan, Daniel was a Writing Workshop Tutor and Writing Mentor, a coordinator for the Wesleyan University Middle School Tutoring Partnership, and a senior committee member of the Wesleyan Green Fund.

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Ruby Emberling

Senior Legal Assistant

While at Harvard, Ruby spent summers in Berlin and New York City, where she participated in a summer program for documentary film production and interned at a legal aid service respectively.

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Natalie Chew

Senior Legal Assistant

Natalie interned at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau’s Eviction Defense Clinic, helping unrepresented tenants facing eviction in the Greater Boston Area, and volunteered at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.

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Kristen Campbell

Senior Legal Assistant

During her time at Northwestern, Kristen interned for a refugee resettlement agency in Chicago and won a history department fellowship to assist with an oral history project on the Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia.

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Amber Krupp

Amber Krupp

Legal Assistant

At the University of Michigan, Amber worked with America Reads Tutoring Corps to improve the reading skills of elementary school students in the Detroit area. She also interned with the National Women’s Law Center and Penn Hill Group.

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Kirsten Willer

Legal Assistant

Kirsten was a member of the Student and Labor Alliance, which worked with Stanford’s campus workers to ensure that they had fair working conditions.

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Talia Charme-Zane

Legal Assistant

Talia was an intern investigator at the D.C. Public Defender Service where her case load included both serious felonies and parole cases.

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Gabriela Weldon

Legal Assistant

Throughout her time at Harvard, Gabriela interned at Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student-run legal services organization.

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Adina Nadler

Legal Assistant

Adina spent the fall of her junior year studying Hebrew and the history of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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Ali Stack

Legal Assistant

At Stanford, Ali served as a director of Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE), a community-based mentorship program with middle school youth.

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Yegina Whang

Legal Assistant

Yegina’s senior thesis received a departmental award and examined why non-nuclear weapon states decide to violate the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), using large-n quantitative analysis and case studies of South Korea’s NPT violations.

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Claire Shennan

Legal Assistant

While at Brown, Claire worked as a Peer Advisor in the Office of International Programs and as a mentor to first years in Brown’s Meiklejohn Advising Program and First Readings Program.

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Carlos Ipuz-Rengifo

Carlos Ipuz-Rengifo

Legal Assistant

During two of his summers, Carlos worked at the ACLU San Diego as a policy intern and at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office as a student volunteer.

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Mariel Brunman

Legal Assistant

Mariel’s studies concentrated on the intersections of science and technology advancement, changes in labor practice and distribution, public policy, and public health.

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Abigail Kohn

Legal Assistant

At Vassar, Abi was a research assistant for a professor in the Education Department. She wrote her senior honors thesis on female prisoner litigation in the United States.

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Nathan Cummings

Legal Assistant

At Harvard, Nathan was a founding staff member of Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in the Greater Boston Area.

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Kremena Mestanova

Legal Assistant

Kremena wrote her senior honors thesis on the role of African-American community leaders in the rise of mass incarceration.

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Sierra Polston

Legal Assistant

In 2017, Sierra interned with the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC.

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Anderson Riddick

Legal Assistant

During his time at Duke, Anderson worked as an Operations Associate at Battleground Texas, a GPAC dedicated to supporting national, state and local Democratic Party candidates in Texas.

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Trevor Byrne

Legal Assistant

Trevor served as a coordinator for the Mission Hill Afterschool Program, a volunteer tutoring program in downtown Boston.

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Britta Kajimura

Legal Assistant

During her undergraduate studies, Britta held numerous internship positions with organizations working in legislative politics and political campaigns.

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Mohit Mookim

Legal Assistant

Mohit interned at the Governance Studies Program of the Brookings Institution, studying the movement of American political parties and the implementation of marijuana legalization policies.

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Jackson Willis

Legal Assistant

While at Peabody, Jackson was the Student Co-Chair of the Peabody Diversity and Recruitment Task Force, which focused on making classical music education more accessible to underrepresented minority students.

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Daniela Calderon

Daniela Calderon

Legal Assistant

While at Vassar, Daniela explored her passion for civil rights and social justice as an intern at the Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office, and at Project M.O.R.E.’s Women Center.

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Arya Diwase

Arya Diwase

Legal Assistant

Arya Diwase is a Legal Assistant in Sanford Heisler Sharp’s New York Office. Arya graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors from New York University in 2018, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Environmental Studies. She is also the founder of an international non-profit called Jazz Hands Foundation which works towards […]

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David Katahira

Senior Legal/
Administrative Assistant

David interned for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington Field Office, both of which solidified his passion for protecting people’s civil rights.

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Erika Rigsby

Intake Specialist

During and after law school, Erika worked as a paralegal gaining experience in family law, workers compensation, personal injury, employment discrimination, and labor law.

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Lynn Gurskey

Intake Specialist

During her time at Lipscomb, Lynn worked to facilitate service learning experiences for students with local non-profits.

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