Founder & CEO
May 2014 - Present
» Provides competitive analysis, opportunity assessment, due diligence review and legal policy analysis for individuals as well as small- and medium-sized businesses. » Completed analysis for a private client to determine whether engaging with specific parties created a legal liability; reviewed English and foreign language results, identifying potential risks.
Senior Investigations Analyst Apr 2012 - May 2014
» Conducted complex analysis of new business opportunities, supporting the company in decision-making that drove multimillion-dollar growth and avoided hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential losses. » Built the company's competitive intelligence framework which supports 600+ business development professionals across various product areas and verticals. » Created and managed the company’s media monitoring solution and provided daily reports to the media team and senior leadership on business trends and activities. » Assessed two new market opportunities, providing in-depth insights on existing players, growth trends and new entrant strategies, which were used by the company to drive its positioning. » Coordinated with the philanthropy team on multiple analytical projects supporting pro bono clients. » Performed research using advanced techniques, social network analysis and data mining of open-source and proprietary data sets. » Served as reliable resource for due diligence investigations, competitive intelligence profiling and legal inquiries in support of 13 business development teams companywide. » Interfaced with internal stakeholders and customers as a subject matter expert, creating use cases and providing complex analytical research using the Palantir Gotham platform. » Recognized by senior leaders, business development, legal and trust & safety groups for peak productivity, discretion and thoroughness in completing projects and tasks.
Law Office of Carey N. Lening, Esq.
Attorney May 2010 - Oct 2011
» Established a niche legal practice in Washington, DC to advise small business owners and content creators in data security, privacy and IP needs; handled budgeting, billing, collections and vendor contracting. » Delivered legal support in various areas ranging from small transactional consumer/business matters to more complex tasks, such as rights protection, enforcement and litigation. » Drafted and reviewed contracts and appellate briefs as well as provided eDiscovery, domain acquisition, trademark prosecution, dispute resolution and due diligence reviews. » Represented dozens of accused downloaders in infringement actions brought in Washington, DC.
Legal Training Consultant Jan 2009 - May 2010
» Provided strategic consultation and training to lawyers and librarians on Wolters Kluwer's legal research platforms, including IntelliConnect, Kluwer Arbitration, Kluwer IP and Loislaw. » Successfully migrated 30+ AMLAW-250 firms to a new electronic legal research platform for the Wolters Kluwer corporation.
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Legal Editor Apr 2006 - Sep 2008
» Provided complex case analysis for the Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal, a daily publication. » Sourced and pursued story leads focused on new and emerging technology law and the impact of IP on social media and the internet. » Covered conferences, legislative hearings, Supreme Court oral arguments and other IP legal events.
Congressional Research Service
Legal Clerk (Internship) Jan 2005 - May 2005
» Published numerous reports for members of Congress over the course of a six-month internship period for the Congressional Research Service. » Primary areas of focus concerned implementation of the digital television transition, copyright law, computer security and identity theft.
University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center
Research Assistant Sep 2003 - May 2005
» Established, developed and managed the school’s first-ever blog on intellectual property & technology law. » Performed legal research on historical trends in patent and copyright law on behalf of the IP librarian.
Westlaw Legal Training Consultant Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
» On-site Westlaw intellectual property expert at Pierce Law. » Formulated personalized search queries and developed targeted search solutions for students, teachers and staff performing patent prior art research and trademark background searches. » Led one-on-one and group training sessions showcasing IP solutions available to students on the Westlaw platform.