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CRISTEN J. FRANKEL, ATTORNEY AT LAW

402 BETSY ROSS PLACE, #6
DAVENPORT, IOWA 52806
Phone:(309)706-9514
Website: http://
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OBJECTIVE To provide the highest quality legal services in the civil litigation, corporate, health care, and insurance arenas. EDUCATION University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI (August 1999 – May 2001) Juris Doctor degree earned (2001) Notes Editor and Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law (1999 – 2001) Michigan Civil Law Clinic Participant (2001) Secretary, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, MI (August 1998 – May 1999) Legal Writing Honors and Honors Grade Point Averages, with an A+ in Civil Procedure II University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Science degree earned (1996) Double major degree: General Biology; English Language & Literature University of Michigan Medical School Undergraduate Biomedical Research Scholar (1995) EXPERIENCE Citizens Disability, LLC, Waltham, MA Disability Attorney (November 2015 – Present) Represent clients in Social Security Administration disability matters throughout the Midwest. Review client medical and financial information, research legal concepts, prepare client and relevant documents for hearing or appellate review, and vigorously represent clients in court hearings. Outstanding success rate of nine same day court wins out of over fifty matters and overall proven win record. Received pay raise in December, 2016, for overall quality of yearly performance. Special Counsel (Crowell & Moring LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (April 2017 – May 2017) Represented an international software and hardware technology manufacturer in patent litigation. Developed and filled Acronym and Research Lists on own initiative, and completed QC tasks. Special Counsel (Foley & Lardner LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (March 2017 – April 2017) Represented an international furniture manufacturer in merger and securities litigation. Beacon Hill Staffing (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (March 2017) Represented an insurance firm in securities and employment law litigation, utilizing Concordance software. Hire Counsel (Jones Day and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (February 2017) Represented motor vehicle manufacturers in multi-district manufacturing and environmental law litigation. Special Counsel (Duane Morris LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (January 2017) Initial and QC level review of documents for a home manufacturing client in employment law litigation. Special Counsel (Kirkland and Ellis LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (April 2016 – May 2016) Represented an international health insurance firm in discovery aspects of large-scale, multi-party litigation. Hire Counsel, Bloomington, IL Litigation Associate (October 2013, November 2013 – November 2015) Represented a Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 insurance company in federal, state, and international litigation, including defense of homeowner and auto suits, and class action, regulatory, and affirmative litigation matters. Worked closely with inside counsel on litigation preparation, from initial pleadings through discovery, trials, and final appeals. Reviewed thousands of claim files, including related worker’s compensation claim file review, drafted case summaries, and updated case files. Particular Focus: high level IME review and analysis, including related worker’s compensation IME review, especially spinal injury matters. Application of biomedical science background to worker’s compensation and auto claim cases, seeking a similar resolution on matters, and working alongside counsel and claim management for optimum success. Recommended changes to claim practices that were implemented by top management, based on legal and economic improvements. Saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in claim payout, based on advanced research. Participated in conference calls, negotiate , provide handling strategy, researched legal concepts, provided legal opinions, and drafted correspondence for inside and outside counsel. Managed teams of up to six individuals, including support staff and other contract attorneys. Hire Counsel (Latham & Watkins LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (October 2013 – November 2013) Represented an international manufacturing business in merger and environmental litigation and reviewed documents for responsiveness and privilege with Relativity software. • Proposed substantive guidelines implemented by outside counsel, and was selected for an advanced review based on accuracy and speed. Robert Half Legal (Locke Lord LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (September 2013) Represented an international pharmaceutical business in patent litigation and reviewed highly technical documents for relevancy, subject matter and privilege with Concordance software. Robert Half Legal (Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (August 2013) Represented an international pharmaceutical business in patent litigation and performed quality control, second-tier review of highly technical documents for relevancy, subject matter, privilege, and confidentiality with Relativity software. DialAmerica Marketing Inc., Oak Brook, IL Business Development Specialist (February 2013 – August 2013) Provided outstanding customer service for clients through business-to-business web product sales in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. • Evaluated clients’ business goals and recommended website improvements to increase productivity and efficiency, and prepared initial website designs. • Proposed sales strategies implemented by top management. Hire Counsel (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, Bryan Cave LLP), Novi, MI Contract Attorney (August 2012 – September 2012) Represented an international financial institution in mortgage and securities litigation. Reviewed financial documents for relevancy, subject matter and privilege with Relativity and Attenex software. Promoted to review of financial documents for an SEC matter, based on skill in prior review. Donovan & Watkins (Kirkland & Ellis LLP), Chicago, IL Contract Attorney (August 2011 – August 2012) Represented an international oil corporation in environmental and regulatory litigation and reviewed documents for confidentiality, relevancy and subject matter with Relativity software. • Selected for trial exhibit review based on outstanding accuracy and effort. Mayer Brown, Los Angeles, CA Corporate Associate (September 2001 – February 2002; Summer Associate 2000) Advised public and private entities on business matters, including formation and dissolution, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions, ethical inquiries, and benefit plans. • Completed corporate, securities, and financing agreements, including reorganization, securitization, master repurchase, subordination, and licensing agreements, and drafted benefit plans. • Drafted SEC filings in compliance with reporting requirements. • Prepared real estate documents for closings. • Prepared deposition topics, and drafted litigation motions and bankruptcy documents. Chrysler Financial, Office of the General Counsel, Southfield, MI Legal Intern and Secretary (Summer 1999)

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Attorneys in Firm     1
Attorney Bar Number     6278532
Practicing Law Since     2011

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