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Location: Lynnwood, WA, USA
School: Seattle School of Law
Major: Law

Resume

MACKENZIE BRETZ
16627 44th Ave. W Lynnwood, WA 98037 ------------ bretzmackenz@seattleu.edu

EDUCATION
Seattle University School of Law Seattle, WA
Juris Doctor Candidate May 2021
Activities: 1L Mock Trial Competition, Business Boot Camp attendee 2019,
Women’s Law Caucus Member 2020, Washington Women Lawyer Organization 2020

Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and Media Arts and Culture May 2018
Honors: Dean’s List, 8/16 semesters; Candidate for Advancement of Women Award 2018
Activities: Rebellious Lawyering Conference 2018, Yale Law School;
Women’s Basketball 2014-2016; Democrats Club;
Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha, President, 2017-2018

EXPERIENCE
University of Washington Office of Sponsored Programs Seattle, WA
Legal Contracts Extern January 2020 – May 2020
• Developed a team playbook with guidance on data ownership, FAR clauses, marking, and publication issues for improved compliance with University and government policies
• Strengthened negotiation skills through weekly communications with sponsors by redlining, email communication and phone conference negotiation
• Responsible for execution and review of multiple agreements between University and sponsors, with successful results and timely turnover for department’s high volume
• Initiated and completed study on data privacy and its effects on the University and future agreements

End of Life Liberty Project Seattle, WA
Legal Research Assistant - Professor Kathryn Tucker June – August 2019
• Provided project management and research support for projects centered on end of life care
• Completed all tasks on time while working remotely, actively communicating through email and phone
• Assisted professor in gathering and updating her study material on current case law for her classes
• Formalized symposium on end of life care to achieve a common goal with professionals and academics

Bet Tzedek Los Angeles, CA
Intern - Intake Call Center January – May 2018
• Conducted intake interviews with clients to identify legal issues for presentation at case acceptance
• Interviewed elderly and vulnerable clients and researched and coordinated social services for clients
• Designed tracking systems to collect/review data on clients and monitor performance results
• Researched legal issues on conservatorship and child immigration cases; drafted memoranda for presentation at case acceptance discussions

KPPB LLP Los Angeles, CA
Personal Assistant / Office Manager December 2017 – May 2018
• Composed/edited legal documents, including letters, and patent filings, ensuring detailed completeness
• Ensured legal documents were compliant with appropriate regulations and deadlines
• Completed research for specific cases under attorney’s guidance
• Managed partner’s calendar and served as a liaison between clients and attorneys

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Volunteer: ABAW/CISC, 2019-Current, Legal Clinic Volunteer; Meadowdale Highschool Basketball 2019-Current, Assistant Varsity Coach; Planned Parenthood, 2017-2018, Meeting Coordinator; Los Angeles Food Bank 2015-2018, Volunteer
Interests: Listening to true crime podcasts, hiking Washington trails

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