Stephanie Saxton

1107 Catlin Street #B  Simi Valley, California 93065

(805) 387-0704  Email: saxtonesq@gmail.com

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
PennyMac, Moorpark, California

Senior Defense Litigation Specialist, October 2012 – Present

Manage, monitor and track a high volume portfolio of loans with litigated issues, including contested, title, mediated and bankruptcy proceedings.  Perform factual based research of received court pleadings, contested documents, notices, title reports and communications and present to upper management, and in-house and outside counsel.  Maintain a file for each matter and track the status of the litigated matter.  Provide an assessment of risk and organize and present supplemental data and information to support servicing litigation. Resolve litigated issues as directed by in-house counsel.  Responsible for creating and presenting reports to upper management about the data from the defense litigation team, and establish trends.  Strong knowledge of BSA, AML, KYC, CIP, OFAC and the FACT Act, as well as knowledge of CFPB, FNMA, FHLMC and state examination requirements.

 

Evaluate current methods and strategies and implement changes and improvements. Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships across the organization and with external partners to provide thought leadership to the defense litigation team.  Inspire a strong sense of camaraderie, accountability and motivation to continuously improve performance.  Demonstrates strong communication and presentation skills with internal stakeholders, policy makers, and auditors. Demonstrates unquestionable business and personal integrity.  Leads with professional executive demeanor, mature and decisive with highly versatile interpersonal skills.

 

Bank of America, Simi Valley, California

Litigation Specialist, April 2012 – September 2012

Managed a portfolio of loans in order to track litigated issues.  Researched court pleadings, contested documents, notices, subpoenas, and internal and external communications.

 

Contract Attorney, Los Angeles, California

Document Review & Project Management, May 2006 – September 2011

Completed several document review projects for large law firms including Gibson Dunn, Quinn Emanuel, Arnold & Porter, Morrison & Foerster, and O’Melveny & Myers; Responsibilities include analyzing and reviewing documents, records and contracts for case relevancy; Updating and batching document databases; Reporting to firm partners regarding the utilization of pertinent documents for litigation; Quality control of corporate documents for trade secret violation, antitrust, environmental, and government lawsuits; Project manager responsible for organization of 1st & 2nd level document review; Managed 20 document reviewers providing legal issue parameters & search terms, pacing, and additional review of highly confidential privileged documents; Assisted in document preparation for various depositions; Managed privilege review

 

Contract Attorney – Litigation Preparation, Los Angeles, California

Litigation Preparation, July 2008 – October 2010

Assisted Bankruptcy & Borrower Litigation counsel in preparing pleadings for litigation; Acquired and analyzed personal information and loan documents from potential and existing clients; Assisted in drafting pleadings regarding mortgage loan regulation violations; Discussed with counsel strategies to be used for clients based on current case law as well as relevant statutes.

 

Masry & Vititoe, Westlake Village, California

Associate, October 2005 – February 2006

Responsible for management of all aspects of heavy caseload, drafting pleadings, motions, issue briefs, and memoranda, discovery issues; Conducted and defended over 40 depositions; Made over 75 court appearances

 

Wood & Bender, LLP, Woodland Hills, California

Associate, December 2004 – October 2005

Drafted pleadings, motions, issue briefs & discovery; conducted extensive legal research; analyzed legal documents; and managed document database

 

 

RKS Design, Thousand Oaks, California

Paralegal (interim job pending bar results), August – November 2004

Responsible for maintaining patents and trademarks, hiring outside counsel, and managing lawsuits

 

SALES & MARKETING EXPERIENCE (working under same manager throughout)
KPWR-FM / Emmis Communications, Burbank, California

Account Executive, June – October 2000

Prospected, researched, and met with radio advertisers to present and sell unique advertising campaigns; created and implemented sales promotions; maintained existing accounts

 

Westwood One / CBS Radio Network, Los Angeles, California

Account Executive, November 1999 – June 2000

Developed new network radio clients while maintaining $9 million in existing billing; traveled to Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona to seek out, research, and meet with existing and potential clients; created national advertising promotions and sponsorship opportunities for clients

 

KNX Newsradio / Infinity Broadcasting, Los Angeles California

Account Executive, November 1997 – November 1999

Prospected and presented advertising campaigns to new clients; maintained existing clients; ranked in top 5 of sales people for most new business in 1998; ranked second out of 27 salespeople for most new business sold in 1999

 

ABC Radio Network, Studio City, California

Sales Coordinator, October 1996 – November 1997

Created proposals and sales presentations; managed all office budgets, account billing, office files and records

 

EDUCATION
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California

Juris Doctor, May 2004
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 1994

 

LICENSES
Licensed California Attorney, Admitted to the Bar in 2004

 

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Excel, PowerPoint, Westlaw, Lexis, AS400, MSP, All internal PennyMac and Bank of America programs, Relativity, Concordance, Kroll, Attenex, Ringtail, Stratify

Skills

  • Call campaign
  • Manage
  • Marketing
  • Privilege
  • Research
  • Sales

Education

1994

Psychology at USC

2004

Law / Legal at Southwestern University School of Law

  • Updated 2 years ago

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