Accomplished attorney licensed in four states with diverse in-house and private practice experience. Recognized by clients and colleagues as a pro-active partner with exceptional research, analytical and interpersonal-communication skills. Extensive background in-house on corporate transactions and global supply chain teams drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts, advising on regulatory compliance, and counseling on special projects. Solid
Accomplished attorney licensed in four states with diverse in-house and private practice experience. Recognized by clients and colleagues as a pro-active partner with exceptional research, analytical and interpersonal-communication skills. Extensive background in-house on corporate transactions and global supply chain teams drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts, advising on regulatory compliance, and counseling on special projects. Solid background in civil and criminal defense litigation.
A former law clerk for state, federal, trial and appellate judges with significant work history prior to and during law school in management with the U.S. House of Representatives. Comfortable interfacing with government agencies and officials at all levels and branches, senior business executives, and community organizations. An outgoing, detail-oriented and collaborative lawyer with seasoned business acumen.
Master Standard Buying Agreements
Master Professional Services Agreements
Product Supply Agreements
Ingredient Supply Agreements
Settlement and Release Agreements
Location Agreements & Event Promotion Contracts
General & trade-specific customer-facing multi-channel contracts for the sale of product & services
General Contractor & Independent Subcontractor Agreements
Hypertext Link Agreements
Consignment & Channel Program Agreements
Unique agreements involving laws and government programs related to home improvement
Licensed to practice law in NC (2007 active), IL (2000 inactive), MO (1999 inactive) and IA (1999 inactive).
Campaign Staff @ Engaged by NC Senator Malcolm Graham in his bid for NC's 12th Congressional District seat in a special election to replace Ret. U.S. Rep. Melvin Watt. Performed a multitude of functions including research, writing, web and social media administration, press releases, fund raising, GOTV functions, special projects, event planning and scheduling. From July 2013 to May 2014 (11 months) Charlotte, North Carolina AreaLaw Clerk @ Provided legal support on civil & criminal matters, and supported the administrative functions of U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler's Chambers. From December 2012 to February 2013 (3 months) Charlotte, North Carolina AreaCounsel II @ Retained on a contract basis in 2007 to support expansion into Canada. Employed as Counsel in 2008 and promoted to Counsel II in 2011. Representative internal business clients include: Specialty Sales encompassing Installed/Commercial/Special Order/Special Event Sales, Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, Procurement and Facilities, Learning/Organizational Effectiveness, e-Commerce/Lowes.com, Merchandising (building products), and Corporate Security.
▪ Member of Corporate Transactions Team. Drafted and negotiated a variety of contracts.
▪ Provided daily guidance and training to personnel at corporate headquarters and over 1700 stores related to customer complaints, independent subcontractors, diverse multi-channel product and service offerings, and compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws and industry regulations.
▪ Developed strategy and responses to complaints from government agencies and boards. Reviewed and addressed hundreds of pre-lit consumer and agency claims. Coordinated with PR and internal business clients on media inquiries. Conducted M & A due diligence.
▪ Collaborated cross-functionally with outside counsel, Risk Management, Public Relations, Tax, Loss Prevention, Government Affairs, Internal Audit, IT and HR to complete projects, mitigate risk, improve compliance and develop approaches to overcome obstacles in the course of conducting business. From November 2007 to November 2012 (5 years 1 month) Appellate Law Clerk @ Appellate clerk - Justice Melissa Chapman, Illinois Court of Appeals, Fifth District. Authored dozens of proposed civil and criminal rulings and orders for judicial panel review. From September 2003 to February 2006 (2 years 6 months) Law Clerk @ Law clerk - U.S. Magistrate David Keesler. Civil and criminal research; drafted proposed Orders, Memoranda and Recommendations; supported trials. From 2006 to 2006 (less than a year) Law Clerk @ Law clerk - U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon - Civil and criminal research; drafted proposed Orders; supported trials. From 2003 to 2003 (less than a year) Associate @ Civil defense litigation -- diverse product liability, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation; wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and insurance coverage. From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) Greater St. Louis AreaAssociate @ Civil defense and insurance coverage litigation, including medical malpractice, construction litigation, insurance coverage opinions on complex claims and state and federal appeals. From December 1999 to April 2001 (1 year 5 months) Greater St. Louis AreaDistrict Manager @ Managed a large staff and congressional district operations in multiple offices spanning 11 counties for now Ret. U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello. Liaised with local, state and federal officials on vital regional and bi-state economic development projects and community initiatives. Represented the member at meetings, speeches and press conferences. Point-of-contact for resolution of complex constituent-related issues. Planned and executed district-wide events including large media-attended forums, presidential and candidate visits, and educational conferences. From 1991 to 1997 (6 years)
Juris Doctor (J.D.) @ Saint Louis University School of Law & The University of Iowa College of Law From 1994 to 1998 Law @ University of Iowa College of Law From 1997 to 1998 BA, Economics @ Simmons College From 1987 to 1991 General Course Student, Economics @ London School of Economics and Political Science From 1989 to 1990 High School @ Belleville East From 1983 to 1987 Anne-Marie Risavy is skilled in: Litigation, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Product Liability, Licensing, Legal Compliance, Contract Negotiation, Criminal Law, Contract Management, Trials, Appeals, Public Policy, Event Management
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