Zachary M. McCort
Santa Monica, CA
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Hard-working, dedicated professional with outstanding legal research, interpersonal, and communication skills. Seeking an opportunity to join a dynamic labor law firm as a Legal Assistant.
Lyon Law PC (Lo Angeles Employment Law Firm) Los Angeles, CA
Senior Legal Assistant August 2019 - August 2020
• Case Management:
o First point of contact for clients in each of associate attorney’s high caseload of 20-25 Plaintiff Employment cases at various state, federal, and appeals courts. Managed cases through MyCase and familiar with other case management software.
o Prepared client for deposition. Interviewed witnesses and finalized witness statements. Composed and timely served discovery documents. Retained and designated experts.
• Case Preparation:
o Conducted research on case law, local rules, judges’ standing orders, and mediators among other topics at the attorneys’ behest.
o Researched and drafted various motions and briefs including: compendiums of exhibits, declarations, and separate statements for motion for summary judgment, memorandums of costs, motions for attorney’s fees, and various mediation briefs.
Wells Fargo Advisors (Wealth Management Services) Pasadena, CA
Client Marketing Associate August 2018 - August 2019
• Service Matrix
o Implemented a service matrix that allowed advisors to segment their clients and streamline operations and enabled proactive rather than reactive client interaction.
• Financial Reporting and Lead Research
o Developed custom reports on client assets and liabilities. Prepared balance sheets and statements of net worth. Created unique financial plans for both individual clients and trusts.
o Generated new business by organizing client events and conducting daily lead research that grew trailing revenue by 10% and assets under management by 15%.
AVM (LA Clean Tech Business Development) Los Angeles, CA
Business Development Intern January 2018 - May 2018
• Grant Writing
o Published grant proposals to win business and increase market share within public and private transportation for flagship product.
Kickdrum Strategy (Marketing Strategy Firm) Cincinnati, OH
Strategy Intern June 2017 - August 2017
• Expansion Research
o Researched expansion opportunities into new industries and presented findings to executive management team.
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Pomona College Claremont, CA
Bachelor of Arts Neuroscience and English Class of 2018
o BA Neuroscience: “Targeting A1 Astrocyte Polarization in a Mouse Model of mTBI”
o BA English: “Namelessness in Kafka and Cover’s Violence of the Word”
Research Boulder, CO & Claremont, CA
Research Assistant January 2014 - May 2017
• University of Colorado, Stitzel Lab
o Worked under Dr. Heidi O’Neill whose research focuses on the genetics underlying nicotine addiction and the neuropathology of addiction.
• Pomona College, Parfitt Lab
o Worked under Dr. Karen Parfitt whose research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of memory.
LEADERSHIP, AWARDS, AND SKILLS
Volunteer Work Claremont, CA
Sustainability and Teaching January 2014 - May 2018
o Organized events designed to encourage environmental sustainability. EcoReps reduced Pomona College’s water use by 65,904 gallons and power by 10,872 kilo-watt hours.
• 3W Weekly Writers
o Tutored local students in writing and edited a publication of students’ creative writing.
Awards Claremont, CA
4 Year Letterman Pomona Pitzer Football 2014 - 2018
• 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society Member
o Given to NCAA football players who maintained a superior GPA throughout their entire college careers. SCIAC All-Academic Team (’16, ’17, ’18).
• Michael Hatch Award
o An award given to a Senior who has demonstrated an exemplary balance between both academic and athletic pursuits over four years.
Software, Skills, and Certifications
o Office Suite, Stata & R (Statistical Analysis), & Web Design; Adobe PDF, Westlaw, LexisNexis, MyCase, and various Case Management Software
o Excellent interpersonal and writing skills, Proficient in Spanish, CPR/AED/First Aid trained
o SIE, Series 66, and Series 7 certifications; licensed to trade securities
Paralegal, Assistant, Legal Assistant