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                                           Shirley N. Sher
                                7969 Chase Avenue ● Los Angeles, CA 90045
                                 (310) 228-0420 ● shirleysher@gmail.com



BAR ADMISSIONS

        California State Bar; admitted June 2008.
        New York State Bar; admitted October 2007.

COURT ADMISSIONS

        U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

EDUCATION

  McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal (2006)
  Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.)
        Finalist in the first International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition held in the French
         language in Paris, France. Organized by Sciences Po Paris and Clifford Chance (2006).
        Associate Editor for the Québec Journal of International Law (2004 – 2005).
        President of Environmental Law McGill (2006);
        Volunteer at McGill Legal Aid Clinic (2004).
        Recipient of the Class of Law 1964 Entrance Award (2003).

  University of California, Los Angeles (2002)
  Bachelor of Arts
        Double-major in French Literature and Comparative Literature; graduated with honors from both.
        Senior honors thesis awarded first-place prize from the UCLA French Department (2002).
        President of Alpha Phi Omega, UCLA Chapter (1999-2000).

  Université de Bordeaux III, Bordeaux, France (2000 – 2001)
        Full-time foreign exchange student with university coursework in comparative literature.
        Taught English full-time at a French high school for the French Ministry of Education.

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  Associate – Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP
  Los Angeles (June 2008 – Present)
     Practice focuses on all aspects of international trade and multimodal transportation and logistics, including
     U.S. Customs regulations, admiralty, surface transportation, warehousing, air cargo, and insurance
     coverage. Draft petitions to U.S. Customs, Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures on behalf of Customs brokers
     and importers for remission of seizure of cargo and for cancelation or mitigation of liquidated damages or
     penalties. Represent transportation intermediaries in all stages of pre-trial litigation in both federal and state
     courts, including drafting and filing/serving complaints, answers, cross-actions, initial disclosures,
     discovery requests and responses, motion for summary judgment, motion for good faith settlement
     determination, and removal and default judgment documents. Knowledge of and experience in both state
     and federal civil procedure. Communication with clients and opposing counsel; draft first reports of
     counsel, demand letters, and offers of compromise. Knowledge of and experience with enforcing
     judgments and carrier’s liens.
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   Law Clerk – California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), Legal Division
   Los Angeles (Nov. 2006 – Dec. 2007)
      Assisted in the defense of the state of California in highway construction arbitration and eminent domain.
      Participated in taking depositions, document review, deposition review, and drafting motions, jury
      instructions, and exhibit lists. Contributed to a successful mediation settlement.

   Court Clerk – International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
   Paris (Summer 2006)
      First American clerk assigned to handle international arbitration requests from Francophone parties.
      Analyzed parties’ contracts and arbitration clauses to determine ICC jurisdiction and application of ICC
      Rules of Arbitration to international arbitration requests. Drafted summaries of disputes for submission to
      the Court of Arbitration. Reviewed arbitral awards to ensure fairness to parties. Attended weekly
      administrative meetings and monthly plenary meetings for ICC international affiliates.

   Summer Associate – Montravers & Partners, SELAS d’Avocats
   Paris (Summer 2005)
      First McGill student to be recruited on campus by a French law firm. Drafted pleadings and statements of
      claim/defense in French. Conducted legal research on French civil procedure, criminal, corporate, IP, labor,
      and administrative laws. Attended a week-long session on international arbitration held at the Paris Bar
      School. Co-authored a bilingual article comparing French and Canadian civil procedure, presented before
      the French-Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Paris on January 19, 2006.

   Legal Assistant – O’Melveny & Myers LLP
   Los Angeles (Summer 2000)
      Updated case files for the entire litigation department of the flagship office.

LANGUAGES

         French – fluent
         Mandarin Chinese – conversational; mother tongue

AFFILIATIONS

         Harbor Transportation Club
         Los Angeles Air Cargo Association
         Beverly Hills Bar Association
         Arbitral Women

								
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