Sanford Heisler Sharp hires legal assistants on a regular schedule. The Firm also hires individuals for the legal assistant role with 1-2 years of experience or with non-legal graduate degrees. Our legal assistants go on to study at the most prestigious graduate institutions in the country.
Meet Some of Our Past Legal Assistants
Christopher Dietz In his time at the firm, Chris assisted in the settlement of two major class action litigations, for $2.5 and $4 million, respectively, served as the lead legal assistant on a pre-suit, multi-client gender discrimination case, and for 10 months served as the lead legal assistant for the pending gender discrimination case against Proskauer Rose, LLP. For the next three months, Chris will be attending a Spanish immersion program located in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Sophia Gonsalves-Brown Sophia Gonsalves-Brown joined the firm’s DC office after graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Political Science. During her time at Sanford Heisler Sharp, Sophia worked on two major class actions, including a gender pay discrimination suit on behalf of female partners at Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and a race discrimination matter against the United States Marshals Service. During her second year at the firm, Sophia served as the senior legal assistant and intake coordinator of the DC office. After leaving the firm, Sophia moved to Dublin, Ireland to pursue a Master of Science in Comparative Social Change at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, for which she was awarded a Maguire Fellowship from Vassar. While there, she continued her undergraduate research on the relationship between patriarchy and the state while studying the after-effects of Ireland’s 2018 8th Amendment Referendum to overturn the constitutional abortion ban.
Antonio (“TJ”) Grayson Antonio (“TJ”) Grayson joined the firm’s San Francisco office after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. During his time at Sanford Heisler Sharp, TJ worked on a number of individual and class cases, including numerous high-profile gender discrimination cases (viz., Sanford Heisler Sharp’s class action lawsuit against Qualcomm, the firm’s highly contested arbitration matter against Sedgwick LLP, and the firm’s Private Attorneys General Act matter against SeaSpine). After leaving the firm, TJ attended Yale Law School to focus on civil rights law, with an emphasis on race discrimination.
Sophie Kosmacher Sophie primarily assisted on an individual gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation case in litigation – she provided support with respect to expert discovery and responses to summary judgment motions. Sophie also helped guide several clients through pre-suit negotiations, and she prepared for and attended multiple private mediations (including for a multi-party case). Upon leaving Sanford Heisler Sharp, Sophie will begin work at StoryCorps, a non-profit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.