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Karla B.

Riopel
WORK EXPERIENCE:
February 2006 to October 2008 Anderson McCoy & Orta, 100 North Broadway, Suite
2600, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, (405) 236-0003
Legal Secretary. Securitization-Document Management Team (Commercial Mortgage B
acked Securities) Preparation of Assignments of Mortgages, Assignments of Deeds
of Trusts, Assignments of Assignments of Leases of Rents, Assignments of UCCs a
nd other documents needed to send for filing to appropriate county clerks for re
cording. Maintain Access database of recorded documents. Clear exception repor
ts from client and send original recorded originals to client. Preparation and
filing of correspondence, preparation of check requisitions. Real Estate Financ
e Team indexing and assembling post-transaction deal books (paper and CD-ROM).
WordPerfect 9.0, Word 2000, Access, Outlook, ACRIS, Excel and Adobe 6.0.

June, 2002 to November, 2005 Commercial Law Group, 210 Park Avenue, Suite 2725,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, (405) 232-3001
Legal Secretary. Corporate, real estate, venture capital, banking and litigatio
n work in a complex commercial transactional practice. Duties included typing a
nd filing of pleadings, motions, agreements and other legal documents, transcrip
tion of dictation tapes, liaison with clients and firm personnel, coordination o
f travel arrangements, preparation of closing and due diligence checklists, ind
exing of pleadings and due diligence materials, compilation of expense reimburse
ment requests, preparation and filing of all correspondence, preparation of chec
k requisitions, formation of new corporations, completion and filing of forms wi
th Internal Revenue Service, indexing and assembling post-transaction deal books
(paper and CD-ROM), time entry. Responsible for a variety of legal secretarial
duties with little or no supervision, the ability to perform professionally and
relate to high-pressure environments and requirements of top positions. WordPe
rfect 9.0, Word 2000, Time Matters 6.0, TABS 6.0, Worldox, Outlook, Excel and Ad
obe.

July, 2000 to June, 2002 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 2100 McKinney Avenue, Sui
te 1100, Dallas, Texas 75201, (214) 698-3436
Legal Secretary. Extremely concentrated work with heavy document production in
the bond and securities corporate section which included working with a high-lev
el bond and securities partner and associate. Duties included typing of documen
ts, transcription of dictation tapes, heavy client contact, coordination of trav
el arrangements, preparation of closing checklists, compilation of expense reimb
ursement requests, preparation and filing of all correspondence, preparation of
check requisitions, time entry. Word 97 and 2000.

October, 1999 to July, 2000 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, 100 Crescent Court, Sui
te 1300, Dallas, Texas 75201, (214) 746-7838
Legal Secretary. Extremely concentrated work in the corporate section which inc
luded preparation of Registration Statements S-1 and S-3, Forms 8-K, 10-K, 10-Q,
8-A, 34 Act Proxies, Exchange Offerings, Private Placement Memorandums, Prospec
tus, Proxy Statements, Indentures and other filings with the Securities and Exch
ange Commission. Responsible for a variety of legal secretarial duties with lit
tle or no supervision. Word 97.
Karla Riopel Resume
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June, 1998 to October, 1999 Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP (formerly known as Liddell
, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P.), 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 2200, Dallas, Te
xas 75201, (214) 740-8134
Legal Secretary . Worked with a labor and employment litigation partner, associ
ate and paralegal. (Started as a Floater Secretary - Tax, corporate, real estat
e, banking, and securities). Duties included typing and filing of pleadings, mo
tions, agreements and other legal documents, indexing of pleadings, compilation
of expense reimbursement requests, preparation of all correspondence and filing.
WordPerfect 7.0, Word 97.

April, 1998 to June, 1998 - Vinson & Elkins, 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 3800, Dall
as, Texas 75201, (214) 220-7783
Executive Legal Secretary. Moved with Banking/Securities Section from Gardere &
Wynne to start up the Banking/Securities Section at Vinson & Elkins. Heavy doc
ument production in the banking and securities section, along with the compilati
on of corporate closing binders. Maintenance of filing systems, maintenance of
various computer rolodexes, use of all general office machines, copiers, facsimi
le machines, 10-key calculators. WordPerfect 6.1.

September, 1997 to April 1998 - Gardere & Wynne, 1601 Elm Street, Suite 2700, Da
llas, Texas 75201, (214) 999-3000.
Floater Legal Secretary. Heavy document production in the banking and securitie
s section, along with the compilation of corporate closing binders. Maintenance
of filing systems; maintenance of various computer rolodexes, use of all general
office machines, copiers, facsimile machines, 10-key calculators. WordPerfect
7.1.

February, 1997 to September, 1997 - Crouch & Hallett, L.L.P., 717 N. Harwood, Su
ite 1400, Dallas, Texas 75201, (214) 922-4168
Legal Secretary. Highly concentrated work in the corporate section which includ
ed preparation of Registration Statements S-1 and S-3, Forms 8-K, 10-K, 10-Q, 8-
A, 34 Act Proxies, Exchange Offerings, Private Placement Memorandums, Prospectus
, Proxy Statements, Indentures, Bridge Loans and other filings with the Securiti
es and Exchange Commission, along with the compilation of corporate closing bind
ers and the formation of new corporations. Maintenance of filing systems, genera
tion of monthly client invoices, maintenance of various computer rolodexes, use
of all general office machines, copiers, facsimile machines, 10-key calculators.
WordPerfect 7.1.

November, 1985 to February, 1997 - Gardere & Wynne, 1601 Elm Street, Suite 2700,
Dallas, Texas 75201, (214) 999-4985
Legal Assistant/Secretary to the Partner in Charge of the International Practice
Group. Over eleven years legal experience in the international, tax, banking,
real estate, corporate and litigation sections. Responsible for a variety of le
gal secretarial duties with little or no supervision and the ability to perform
professionally and relate to high-pressure environments and requirements of top
positions. Some of these duties include preparation of legal correspondence and
documents (in English and Spanish), maintenance of filing systems (computer gen
erated and manual), generation of monthly client invoices, maintenance of variou
s computer rolodexes, scheduling of all travel arrangements (foreign and domesti
c), reconciling of travel expense reports which included conversion of internati
onal currency, extensive phone contact with foreign and domestic clients, handli
ng of all incoming and outgoing mail, scheduling of client appointments, daily m
aintenance of timekeeping for attorneys on Carpe Diem Time Entry System, complet
ion and filing of forms with Internal Revenue Service, initial input and revisio
ns to many legal documents on WANG, WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1 and 6.1 and Word, as we
ll as the Alpha 4 database system, compilation of closing binders, formation of
new corporations and use of all general office machines, copiers, facsimile mach
ines, 10-key calculators.

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