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Legal Assistants

Below we explain what we are looking for, what a successful candidate can expect in return from us, and how to apply to join the firm.

What we are looking for: We require strong credentials from a top undergraduate institution as well as demonstrated success in prior employment or extracurricular pursuits.  No prior legal experience is necessary, but a desire to learn and excel in a team oriented environment is essential.  We require a two-year commitment and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.6.

Job description: Our legal assistants perform a variety of tasks that ensure the efficient operation of our practice and our success in court.  At our firm, attorneys and assistants work in a collaborative environment where everyone plays a role in producing the best work possible.  Assistants conduct research and analysis, craft arguments, and create multimedia presentations used in court before judges and juries.  The amount and degree of difficulty of the substantive projects assigned to each assistant depend on the assistant’s performance, motivation, and initiative.

After leaving our firm, past legal assistants have gone on to top U.S. law schools (such as Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania), prestigious graduate programs, and positions in various other industries including finance, tech and government.

How to apply: Please send your resume, transcript (may be unofficial), cover letter, and one writing sample by e-mail to recruiting@dovel.com.  No phone calls, please.

Our Current Legal Assistant Team

Remeny White

Remeny White

School
Middlebury College ‘18

Major
Computer Science and German

Future goals
To continue to explore the nexus of law and technology, backpack through Patagonia, and finally make it all the way through James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Interesting fact
I have an irrational fear of the sky and most fruits.

Derek Sederman

Derek Sederman

School
Bowdoin College '19

Major
Physics with a minor in Chemistry

Future goals
To attend law school or graduate school.

Interesting fact
I like to trail run.

Naomi Caldwell

Naomi Caldwell

School
Swarthmore College '19

Major
History with minors in Economics and Latin American & Latino Studies

Future goals
To learn more languages and consider a career in international law.

Interesting fact
I'm a triplet.

William Moise

William Moise

School
Columbia University '19

Major
Political Science and Philosophy

Future goals
To practice law, and to be able to spend more time reading and watching Liverpool FC. To give back to family and community.

Interesting fact
My family has a tradition that all men go by their middle names, which I followed until graduating college.

Katie Fink

Katie Fink

School
University of Pennsylvania ‘19

Major
Political Science

Future goals
To attend law school and continue to maintain balance in life.

Interesting fact
I've lived in 10 different cities so far.

Kirsten Hanlon

Kirsten Hanlon

School
University of Notre Dame ‘19

Major
Neuroscience & Behavior and Peace Studies

Future goals
To help bring about policy changes that affirm dignity and promote justice.

Interesting fact
I lived on three different continents in the course of one year.

Eric Noh

Eric Noh

School
Cornell University '18

Major
History

Future goals
To go to law school or graduate school, and to watch Arsenal Football Club play in London.

Interesting fact
I'm an avid tennis and basketball player.

Past Assistants and Paralegal Team Members

Billie Mandelbaum

Billie Mandelbaum

School
Washington University in St. Louis ‘17

Major
Political Science and American Culture Studies

Future goals
To go to either law school or graduate school and travel to Japan.

Interesting fact
Was interviewed by NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” to discuss a rabid bear named Boo Boo.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Eunice Lee

Eunice Lee

School
Harvard University ‘17

Major
History and Science, Minor in Health Policy

Future goals
To never become complacent; to be well-traveled and well-read.

Interesting fact
Performed traditional Korean fan dance (buchaechum) during college.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Stanford Law School.

Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson

School
University of Virginia ‘16

Major
Government and Foreign Affairs

Future goals
Study law and climb El Capitan.

Interesting fact
Went to elementary, middle, and high school in the UK with a fellow Dovel & Luner legal assistant.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Harvard Law School.

Patrick Doolittle

Patrick Doolittle

School
Yale University ‘17

Major
Political Science

Future goals
To be a trial attorney.

Interesting fact
Plays both drums and guitar.

Michael Drash

Michael Drash

School
University of Virginia ‘17

Major
Linguistics and Slavic Languages & Literatures

Future goals
To contribute to building a world that better protects the vulnerable; and maybe practice litigation along the way.

Interesting fact
Went to high school in Germany for a year.

Beth Watson

Beth Watson

School
University of Virginia ’18

Major
Arts Administration and English

Future goals
To practice entertainment law, see as much theater as possible, and keep a well-stocked bookshelf at all times.

Interesting fact
Worked at Second Stage Theater on Broadway.

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen

School
University of Southern California ‘17

Major
Political Science

Future goals
To spend a year living abroad, go to law school, and eventually work as a District Attorney in LA.

Interesting fact
My family is directly descended from the Pilgrims and my ancestors first arrived in the country on the Mayflower.

After Dovel & Luner
Worked in public relations.

Charlotte Morris

Charlotte Morris

School
Dartmouth College ‘14

Major
Psychology and Religion

Future goals
To learn how to code in Python.

Interesting fact
Taught English in Malaysia for a year.

After Dovel & Luner
Worked as a consultant.

Nicole Malick

Nicole Malick

School
University of Pennsylvania ‘15

Major
Sociology

Future goals
Practice law, bring about social change, and be published in the New Yorker.

Interesting fact
Designed and sewed clothes for fashion shows during college.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Victoria Lee

Victoria Lee

School
Johns Hopkins University ’15

Major
Political Science and History of Art

Future goals
To affect the world and those around me in a positive and substantial way.

Interesting fact
Grew up in London, England.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Fordham Law School.

Jasjaap Sidhu

Jasjaap Sidhu

School
Amherst College ‘14

Major
History

Future goals
To excel at my profession and invest in interesting ideas.

Interesting fact
Spent a semester studying in Berlin during his junior year.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Harvard Law School.

Nhu Xuan Nguyen

Nhu Xuan Nguyen

School
Washington University in St. Louis, ‘15

Major
Architecture

Future goals
Publish poetry and fiction that empowers voices in the margin.

Interesting fact
Wrote and performed spoken word poetry during college.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Rutgers University-Newark (Poetry MFA).

Paul Bolohan

Paul Bolohan

School
University of Michigan ‘14

Major
Political Science

Future goals
To continuously strive to improve myself and my surroundings.

Interesting fact
Was born with only one kidney.

After Dovel & Luner
Currently works as a Global Operations Associate in Los Angeles.

MaryJo Lopez

MaryJo Lopez

School
Stanford University ‘15

Major
Philosophy and French

Future goals
To always have more questions than answers.

Interesting fact
Will be pursuing a career in wine law after law school.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Stanford Law School.

Alayna Rodriguez

Alayna Rodriguez

School
Harvard University ’10

Major
Government; Language Citation in French

Future goals
To become an expert in my chosen field.

Interesting fact
Previously worked for the U.S. Senate.

After Dovel & Luner
Studied International Relations at Johns Hopkins University.

Ashley Menzies

Ashley Menzies

School
Stanford University ’11

Major
Political Science

Future goals
Practice litigation, pursue entrepreneurial endeavors, and eventually find myself in a position that fulfills my passion for the law, journalism and social change.

Interesting fact
Is producing a documentary to educate the American public about the DREAM Act and the lives of those that are undocumented.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Harvard Law School.

Amit Gressel

Amit Gressel

School
University of California, Los Angeles ’10

Major
Political Science, Public Affairs Minor

Future goals
To pursue a career in Intellectual Property law and explore interesting opportunities as they come.

Interesting fact
Alternatively, aspires to be the J-Man

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Stanford Law School.

 Brian Weissenberg

Brian Weissenberg

School
University of California, Berkeley ’11

Major
Political Science / Religious Studies

Future goals
Practice patent litigation and eventually run for U.S. Congress.

Interesting fact
Helped Bush speechwriters Peter Wehner and Michael Gerson craft their book “City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era.”

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Stanford Law School.

Dan Ewert

Dan Ewert

School
Yale ’12

Major
History

Future goals
To bring a lighthearted but sincere approach to the world’s problems.

Interesting fact
Is an avid woodworker and cyclist.

After Dovel & Luner
Worked as an investigator for the public defender in Brooklyn, and currently works in public history for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu

School
Harvard University ’09

Major
Chemistry and Physics, Minor in Government

Future goals
To be successful and happy, but not one at the expense of the other.

Interesting fact
Makes awesome floral arrangements.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Alex Ouligian

Alex Ouligian

School
University of California at Berkeley, ’12

Major
History

Future goals
To be a lifelong learner.

Interesting fact
Was Mr. Pacific Palisades, 2006.

After Dovel & Luner
Analyst, private equity firm.

Holst Katsma

Holst Katsma

School
Stanford University ’13

Major
English with an emphasis in philosophy

Future goals
To continually work hard/never become lethargic.

Interesting fact
Is publishing an essay, in conjunction with the Stanford Literary Lab, on the characteristics, measurability, and development of loudness in the novel.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Harvard Graduate School (English PhD).

Dianne Kim

Dianne Kim

School
Northwestern University ’13

Major
Political Science and Psychology

Future goals
To be able to say that I helped the world be a better place.

Interesting fact
Lived in South Korea for a decade from age 9 through high school.

After Dovel & Luner
Attended Harvard Law School.

Maria Kovalchuk

Maria Kovalchuk

School
Northwestern University ’14

Major
Classics

Future goals
To leave my surroundings better than I found them.

Interesting fact
Won a Big Ten Conference championship with my field hockey team in college.

After Dovel & Luner
Studied Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.