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farthing linked resume may 15


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farthing linked resume may 15

  1. 1. Ann  Farthing   New  York,  NY    10009   646/319-­‐‑9484     Extremely fluent in PC and Apple computers (iOS and OS X). Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Adobe Acrobat. JFS Litigators’ Notebook. Worksite/Filesite (iManage). Deltaview. CompareRite. Very familiar with Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer. Current Employment: Learn with Ann February 2013 to present Freelance computer training, troubleshooting & problem solving; tutoring in English, mathematics, essay writing, creative writing. Also freelance editing, life consulting, clutter removal. Previous Employment: Legal Secretary/Document Specialist, Malapero & Prisco, New York, NY June – October 2014 Working primarily without supervision, produced documents for an extremely busy insurance-based practice in Midtown. Duties included working with both hand-written and dictated drafts and corrections, scanning and distributing digital as well as hard-copies to clients, other counsel, witnesses, courts and state, local, and federal agencies, all in an extremely fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Instructor, Touro College, New York, NY October 2009 through January 2013 Accuplacer and ASSET test preparation for adults seeking college admission. Included arithmetic and mathematics to pre-algebra, plus English reading and writing skills and comprehension, grammar, essay construction, vocabulary, test taking and life skills. Students ranged from 16 to 75 years old, primarily from under served, highly challenged environments. Program discontinued by Touro. Legal Secretary, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, New York August 2007 to March 2009 ♦ Drafted, proofread, formatted, transmitted pleadings, correspondence, speeches, journal articles, contracts, agreements, trial transcripts, etc., for senior partner and five other attorneys. ♦ Maintained attorneys’ personal as well as office calendars; updated databases and contacts. ♦ Produced and vetted expense reports, confirmed reimbursement. ♦ Arranged travel, conference, meeting and conference call logistics, both in advance and on the fly. ♦ Maintained office and personal files; interfaced with central file staff. ♦ Extensive written and oral communication with clients, vendors, additional counsel and other Pillsbury partners & staff in various departments around the world via email, phone, fax, et al. Executive Assistant to Managing Director, Depfa Bank, New York, NY April 2007 to August 2007 General administrative support including all of the above. Executive Assistant to Bruce Tucker, Design Studio, Los Angeles June 2005 to August 2007 General administrative support to solo practitioner including part time work via phone and email after my move to NYC. Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property & Associate General Counsel, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Hollywood January 1995 to May 2005 Extensive logistical, administrative and personal assistance to very busy senior motion picture executive with constant worldwide travel, multiple residences, numerous presentations and publications. Education California State University Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts Degree Dean’s List. Honors at Entrance. Additional post-graduate work at UCLA, USC, the American Film Institute and the Dramatists Guild. 3.7/4.0 gpa Native-born American citizen; current New York State driving license; current passport. Interests: theatre, cinema, music, architecture, photography, travel (Milan, Paris, London, Costa Rica, Chennai, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Vallarta).