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OLGA BIDNY
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A dynamic and result-oriented professional with experience in the oil and gas industry – seeking to transition to a career in sports business. Experience working with diverse groups of individuals, ability to accomplish tasks successfully and in a timely manner, communicate issues with tact and diplomacy and provide practical advice at multiple levels of an organization. Savvy problem solver, with solid multitasking skills, discipline and the capacity to work independently and within a team. An avid runner and a lifelong sports enthusiast.

Education
Master of Science, Sports Business Expected in 2020 NYU School of Professional Studies New York , NY anticipated degree 2020
Sports Industry Essentials Certificate 2018 Columbia University School of Professional Studies New York, NY
Master's degree in Law, International Commercial Law Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) Moscow, Russia U.S. Equivalency
Bachelor's degree in Law, International Commercial Law Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) Moscow, Russia U.S. Equivalency
Languages
Fluent in English, Native Russian, Intermediate German
Work Experience
Legal Counsel Feb 2008 to Apr 2013
Salym Petroleum Development N.V Moscow, Russia
  • Provided legal support of ongoing oil and gas projects in West Siberian region
  • Advised on legal issues and day-to-day operations
  • Analyzed risk mitigation strategies and presented recommendations regarding claim avoidance 
  • Represented the company's interests before Russian authorities
  • Successfully litigated cases against contractors for non-payment
  • Negotiated legal terms of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plant construction and established legal database for implementation of associated petroleum gas utilization project
Legal Counsel Jul 2002 to Aug 2004
Rosneftegazstroy JSC Moscow, Russia / New Delhi, India
  • Advised on legal aspects of prospective and ongoing projects in construction of multi-purpose pipelines/oil and gas processing and other related ground facilities in Russia and abroad
  • Secured contract and participated in successful completion of a $27M gas pipeline construction in India. Prepared bidding and contract documents for pipeline construction, negotiated project terms with local government authorities and partners
  • Resolved internal corporate governance issues 

Assistant to Counsel May 2000 to May 2002
Swiss Financial Management, Inc. New York, NY
  • Assisted company's counsel in research regarding offshore planning and supervised account opening procedures for the company's brokerage division
  • Assisted in conducting due diligence on prospective partners and gathered due diligence materials requested by other parties​
Fundraiser and Volunteer Experience
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Jan - Mar 2014), New York Road Runners (Mar - Nov 2014, Dec 2015 – Mar 2016, Sep 2017), The Fresh Air Fund (Jan - Mar 2017), Dwight School Foundation (Feb 2015 - Present)

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Professional Summary
Ambitious and team-oriented advocate bringing extensive legal counsel and law firm experience who works to increase understanding and proficiency in all areas of legal practice. Communicates clearly and effectively with clients and develops professional relationships.
Skills
  • Contract drafting and review
  • MS Office proficient
  • Strong researchskill
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation
  • Legal drafting
Work History
Legal and Tax Consultant, 08/2013 to Current
  • Viva Africa Consulting LLP - Nairobi Provision of specialized legal and financial transactions advisory services on personal, business and investment matters such as mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, international tax and offshore tax planning.
  • Provision of legal, regulatory, governance as well as compliance advice to clients on relevant applicable laws, policies and regulations such as on Employment law, Tax law, Company law and Banking Law, Contract Law.
  • Where any legal risks are identified, assisting in the development of mitigating measures and implementation of any remedial action.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and documents including but not limited to finance agreements, license agreements, royalty agreements, technical agreements, lease agreements, board resolutions and any other legal documentation that touch on client interests and business transactions.
  • Undertaking legal and tax due diligence/tax risk and opportunities assessments on companies to ensure that they are compliant with the legal and tax requirements in Kenya and flag any areas of exposure.
  • Resolution of disputes with the revenue authorities on tax and compliance matters.This includes interalia, the drafting of pleadings and representing clients before the Tax Appeals Tribunal as well as at the Alternate Dispute Resolution level for purposes of settling the disputes out of court.
  • Providing adhoc advice and legal support giving appropriate solutions to clients.
Legal Counsel, 04/2012 to 07/2013
Protel Studios Limited
  • Drafting and reviewing of legal documents and contracts such as Leases, Licenses and any other transfer and sale instruments, Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality agreements, Production agreements and Partnership agreements.
  • Assisting in the registration of various intellectual property works such as Trademarks and Copyright.
  • Provision of legal advice and opinion on legal matters such as on Employment Law, Corporate and Banking Law, Company Law, International Trade and Privatization Law and Intellectual Property Law as they arise.
  • Providing adhoc advice and legal support giving appropriate solutions to clients.
Associate, 11/2011 to 03/2012
  • Kittony Maina Karanja Advocates- Nairobi Drafting and reviewing of Real Estate and Conveyance documents such as Charges, Mortgages, Leases, Licenses and any other transfer and sale instruments and ensuring their registration thereafter.
  • Legal research and drafting of legal opinions on issues ranging from Civil Law, Employment Law, Corporate and Banking Law, Company Law, International Trade and Privatization Law and Intellectual Property Law.
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration in various aspects of Commercial Law.
  • Maintaining and management of client portfolios, keeping them up to date on the progress of their files and relevant legislation updates and ensuring that a seamless and consistent legal service is provided to all the clients.
Legal Consultant, 07/2010 to 10/2011
JGIP Consultants
  • Assisting in the registration of various intellectual property works such as Trademarks and Copyright.
  • Drafting and reviewing of legal documents and contracts such as Service Level Agreements, Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements, Production Agreements, License Agreements, Partnership Agreements.
  • Research on matters of Intellectual Property.
  • Provision of legal advice and management of client portfolios, keeping them up to date on the progress of their files as well as legislation updates.
  • Legal research and drafting of legal opinions on issues ranging from employment law,commercial law and intellectual property law.
Legal Assistant, 01/2010 to 06/2010
Mwai And Company Advocates
  • Drafting Applications and Court Pleadings ranging from plaints, defences, constitutional references, conveyance and commercial documentation.
  • Attending Court sessions with the advocates and taking notes.
  • Drafting of Opinions on Liability and Quantum.
  • Research on cases and interpreting statutes.
Legal Assistant, 10/2008 to 07/2009
Mucheru-Oyatta & Associates Advocates
  • Drafting Applications and Court Pleadings.
  • Attending Court sessions with the advocates and taking notes.
  • Drafting of Opinions on Liability and Quantum.
  • Research on cases and interpreting statutes.
Education
Master of Arts: Diplomacy and International Relations, 2018
Kenyatta University -
Nairobi Coursework completed and currently working on my thesis.
Postgraduate Diploma: Law, June 2010
Kenya School of Law - Nairobi Advocates Training Programme and upon completion, was sworn in as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Bachelor of Laws: Law, October 2008
Catholic University of Eastern Africa -
Interests
Introduction to International Arbitration , Corporate Social Responsibility Volunteer for Kwetu Children's Home Manage any social media and online presence for the organization. Help organize and raise funds to support the organization
Languages
Fluent in English and Swahili
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Professional Summary
Ambitious lawyer bringing extensive in-house counsel and law firm experience in a wide variety of disciplines, with an emphasis in family, civil and corporate. Dedicated, with an extensive background in litigation and legal research. Expert in case analysis, strategic planning, and negotiations. Adept at predicting defense arguments of the opposing counsel and addressing important concerns or questions in an articulate manner. Equipped with excellent persuasion techniques and the capacity to remain objective and civil during court proceedings.
Skills
  • Advanced knowledge of English 
  • Basic knowledge of German
  • Reliable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized
  • Valid driver's license


  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Criminal defense
  • Efficient researcher
  • Legal writing
  • Family law
  • Business law
Work History
Self Employed, Owner Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego Jan Delmanowski - Poznań 07/2016 - Current
  • Comprehensive legal services.
  • Creatively formulating trial techniques that specifically pertaining to each case.
  • Overseeing an average of 30 cases each month.
  • Cooperation with several law firms across Poland.
Self Employed, Owner Doradztwo Prawne Jan Delmanowski - Poznań 01/2011 - 06/2016

Legal counsel assistant Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego Hubert Wojtyniak - Poznań 10/2008 - 04/2011
  • Filed paperwork and organized computer-based information.
  • Processed appeals, motions and pretrial agreements.
  • Supported a team of 2 attorneys in family and corporate law.
  • Filed documents with the courts on behalf of the attorney.
Cooperation Program Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego FIDE BONA Mirosław Maciejewski - Poznań 10/2008 - 04/2011
  • Law advising at Fundacja Pomocy Wzajemnej Barka in Poznań under the Fide Bona Law Office
Education
Legal Counsel: law Regional Bar Association in Poznań - Poznań 2016
Master of Arts: law Adam Mickiewicz University - Poznań, wielkopolskie, Poland 2011
Postgraduate studies: Sport organisation and management Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego - Poznań 2012
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Summary

Diligent Attorney offering skill in innovative problem solving and finding unique theories, ideas and solutions to create effectual case arguments.

Highlights
  • Exceptional negotiator
  • Intellectual property
  • Consumer rights litigation
  • Professional and personable
Accomplishments

  • Obtained favorable settlements for []% of cases.
  • nd increased market share by 40%
  • Created website and boosted traffic by 60% to over 100 daily views through effective meta-tagging, blogging and search engine submissions.
  • Veterans Inc.
  • Managed a caseload of more than 20 clients at any given time.
  • Worked in conjunction with dozens of private and public community partners to provide services to hundreds of homeless and unemployed veterans contributing to a 50% reduction in the homeless veteran population.
  • Assisted more than 75 clients in obtaining career training and employment.
Experience
Attorney and Counselor at Law Jan 2010 to Current
Solid Rep, Ltd Concord, NH &, Bayamon, PR
  • Administered audits to verify actual assets and liabilities.
  • Addressed contract-specific matters during case and precedent research.
  • Offered extensive case status explanations to each client.
  • Assisted clients with legal issues, including consumer debt.
  • Represent employees in legal proceedings against illegal and/or discriminatory employment practices.
Employment & Training Specialist Jan 2013 to Jul 2014
Veterans Inc. Concord, NH
  • Worked with homeless veterans with long term unemployment stemming from social or mental health barriers
  • Conducted needs' assessments, educated and referred clients to financial, medical, social and community assistance and services.
  • Collaborated with community leaders, organizations and public agencies to promote the organization's community service programs and improve delivery.
  • Attended five community meetings each month to answer questions, address complaints and explain procedures.
  • Presented case history material for review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Managed caseloads and acted as an advocate for client rights.
Legal Counsel Mar 2008 to Nov 2012
Hipno-Regresion, PSC Bayamon, PR
  • Guided the startup of HR operations, systems and programs.
  • Worked with management to create fair and consistent HR policies and procedures by editing employee handbooks, job descriptions, hiring practices and corrective actions.
  • Conducted an intellectual property audit and secured existing intellectual property rights through federal trademark registration, trade secret policy development and copyright registrations.
  • Implemented branding and marketing strategies based company objectives and target market trends.
Intellectual Property Clinic Attorney Jun 2009 to Sep 2009
University of New Hampshire Concord, NH
  • Assisted clients with intellectual property and related legal issues, including corporate formation, domain name fraud and unfair competition.
Education
LL.M, Intellectual Property Law 2009 University of New Hampshire Concord, NH, USA
J.D., Law 2007 Inter-American University School of Law San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico, USA
BBA, Business Administration/ Marketing 2004 University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, PR, Puerto Rico, USA
Affiliations
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)