Sarina Pasha

Sarina PashaLicensed by the State Bar of Texas, 2013Houston, TX
-Work ExperienceContract Attorney
Paradigm Partners - Houston, TX-January 2014 to Present
Responsibilities
Effectively quantify research and development tax benefits by researching applicable state and federal tax laws, conducting on site and teleconference technical interviews with company executives and high level engineers, and analyzing client’s financial and technical data

Substantiate results of consulting projects through presentations and written technical reports
Lead Intern
Harris County District Attorney's Office-October 2012 to Present
Managed misdemeanor prosecutions by reviewing cases, deciding which charges to file, recommending penalties and sentences, negotiating with defense counsel, making oral arguments before the court, and taking final pleadings in court

Assisted the Grand Jury division by researching prior convictions of defendants and requesting laboratory results in order to ensure proper charges and bond amount are filed in a timely manner
Student Attorney
University of Houston Civil Law Clinic - Houston, TX-January 2013 to May 2013
Act as amicus ad litem, guardian ad litem, and attorney ad litem by interviewing family members, observing family interactions, investigating client whereabouts, attending mediations, and issuing recommendations for the court

Act as attorney for clients in family law matters, responsibilities include client communication, interviewing witnesses and other relevant parties to a case, drafting and filing all relevant paperwork including petitions, responses, answers, and counterpetitions, depositions, negotiate with opposing counsel, making court appearances on behalf of clients, and making oral arguments before the court
Environmental Intern
Tervita, LLC-June 2012 to August 2012
Negotiated and drafted service contracts for environmental vendors with emphasis on regulatory compliance and allowable costs

Ensured company compliance with all environmental laws and regulations by researching all applicable laws, regulations and codes, maintaining all environmental records and logs, and conducting required monthly reviews

Assisted Environmental Manager in ensuring proper remediation of affected sites by researching and analyzing relevant statutes and regulations
Intern
Harris County District Attorney's Office-June 2011 to August 2011
Assisted in trial preparation by locating essential witnesses, interviewing and preparing witnesses for trial, analyzing, organizing, and cataloging evidence, and developing litigation strategy

Researched and analyzed a variety of complex legal issues, such as the risk of double jeopardy between criminal environmental prosecutions and civil environmental actions
EducationJ.D. in Law
The University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX2011 to 2013
The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickenson School of Law2010 to 2011
B.A. in Anthropology
University of HoustonDecember 2007

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