|University ||University of Vermont, B.A., magna cum laude, 1987|
|Law School||American University, J.D., cum laude, 1992|
|Admitted||1993, Massachusetts and New York; 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1997, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Third Circuits; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2009, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2013, New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, New Hampshire|
|Memberships ||Boston (Member, Labor and Employment Section), Massachusetts (Member, Labor and Employment Section), New York State (Member, Labor and Employment Section) and American (Member, Sections on: Labor and Employment; Litigation) Bar Associations; Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts (Board Member, 2000-2005, 2010-2013).|
Articles Editor, American University Law Review, 1991-1992. Law Clerk, Hon. Judge Richard S. Salzman, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1992-1993. Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, 1993-1995. Contributing Author: MCAD Guidelines: Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Handicap-Chapter 151B (1998) and MCAD Guidelines: Guidelines on the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act, M.G.L. c. 149, §105D (2000). Contributing Editor, MCAD Case Citator, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2003-2006.
|Reported Cases||Marie v. Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp., 2005 WL 605034 (1st Cir. 2005); IMI Marketing, LLC v. Macy's East, Inc., 2004 WL 115772 (2nd Cir. 2004); Pacitti v. Macy's, 193 F.3d 766 (3rd Cir. 1999); Jacobs v. Macy's East, Inc., 2005 WL 751842 (N.Y.A.D. Dept. April 4, 2005); Jacobs v. Macy's, 693 NYS 2d 164 (2nd Dep't. 1999); Capers v. The Bon Marche, 91 Wn. App. 138, 955 P2d 822 (1998); Speadmark, Inc. v. Federated Department Stores, Inc., 176 F.R.D. 116 (S.D.N.Y. 1997); Bernard v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, 1996 U.S. Dist. Lexis 11678 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); Harms v. Riordan-Bellizi, 636 N.Y.S. 2d 839 (App. Div. 2d Dep't. 1996); Shabazz v. Dolan, 1995 U.S. Dist. Lexis 11352 (S.D.N.Y. 1995); Pedalino v. Giuliani, 629 N.Y.S. 2d 643 (N.Y. Sup. Richmond Cty. 1995); Sykes v. City of New York, 1994 U.S. Dist. Lexis 14699 (S.D.N.Y. 1994).|
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