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CARLA KOOIJ 6721 Tower Drive, Apt.

10 a Alexandria, VA 22306 Home: (703) 879-2878 / Cell: (703) 587-6845 EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/LEGAL SECRETARY Adaptable Administrative Assistant whose commitment to clients, work ethic, and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients has helped generate over $50K while saving hundreds of hours in lost time for my past clients and em ployers. Additional Strength: Adept at working in high-stress environments with diverse work teams. SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS Saved hours, often days, in research delays after organizing the data for The Pa rtnership for Transparency Fund into a systematic, easy-to-retrieve database for leaders, management and advisers. Helped generate over $50K plus additional publicity for a law firm by successful ly organizing and coordinating a large special event fund-raiser to benefit the D.C. Law Students in Court program. Successfully met seasonal marketing deadlines despite heavy in-house workloads b y managing a 4,000-piece direct mail effort for a national marketing campaign at the MCI Busi ness Center. Gained additional business from new clients by preparing and delivering custom P owerPoint presentations for marketing packages for new clients at Reed Smith, LL P. CAREER HISTORY October 2010 Metro Staffing Resources, Alexandria, VA Administrative Assistant (Contract) * Provided administrative support for trial attorneys at the U.S. Consumer Produ ct Safety Commission. August 2010 Robert Half International, Inc., Washington, D.C. Program Assistant (Contract) * Provided administrative, secretarial support for senior counsel attorneys at t he American Association of University Professors; bate-stamped documents and pre pared indexes for major filing. February a" June 2010 The Partnership for Transparency Fund, Washington, D.C. Program Assistant (Consultant) * Provided administrative support for the Vice President and Chief Operating Off icer.

* Scheduled and administered teleconferences with international and local PTF Ad visers for Board meetings. Greeted visitors; handled logistics of set up for co nference room; planned catering. * Created and developed an Excel database to contain all of the ongoing and past PTF Projects. * Input all grant funded projects from third world countries into the database f or the past ten years. * Prepared background materials for meetings; maintained photo library; wrote co rrespondence, processed grant agreements and interfaced with executives. January - February 2009 LegaleStaffing, Inc., Vienna, VA Legal Secretary (Contract) * Provided administrative and secretarial support for three senior partners at B ell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP and K&L Gates, LLP in the areas of corporate, constructio n litigation and telecommunications law. * Prepared legal documents, expense reports and timesheets; answered and screene d calls, assisted the Human Resources Manager in various activities. February 2007 a" October 2008 Dow Lohnes, PLLC, Washington, D.C. Legal Secretary * Provided administrative and secretarial support for a Senior Partner, an Assoc iate and a Paralegal in the Employee Benefits and Labor Law department. * Prepared legal and business documents using word processing, redlining and spr eadsheet applications for employment discrimination, separation agreements, empl oyment contracts and wrongful discharge. * Scheduled meetings, conference calls and web seminars; planned catering for me etings. * Maintained busy calendar and schedule for Senior Partner. * Prepared and proofread reports, PowerPoint slides, handouts and presentation m aterials for various meetings. * Coordinated travel arrangements, including flights, hotel reservations, and ca r rentals. * Prepared timesheets, invoices, check requests and expense reports. April 2004 a" December 2006 Kooij Enterprises, Virginia Beach, VA Marketing & Sales Representative * Marketed and sold non-toxic, non-carcinogenic health care products. * Researched new marketing strategies for more effective promotion and raised sa les 100% in the next three months; created advertising for website, newspapers a nd magazines. November 2000 a" April 2004 Latham & Watkins, LLP, New York, NY Legal Secretary * Provided administrative and secretarial support for two of the top Partners in the areas of corporate, finance, tax, bankruptcy, and international business tr ansactions law. * Prepared complex briefs and motions for Corporate Partner, a world leading att orney in the practice of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and international business transactions. * Proofread and edited legal and business documents for major clients such as Ma rriott International, Park Place Entertainment, Vought Aircraft and Hubbell. * Organized and scheduled meetings and conference calls; planned catering for me

etings. * Coordinated domestic and foreign travel arrangements, including flights, hotel s and car reservations. * Prepared timesheets, expense reports, and check requests; handled heavy monthl y billing. May a" October 2000 Reed Smith, LLP, Washington, D.C. Legal Secretary * Provided administrative and secretarial support to partners and attorneys in t he areas of government contracts, government relations, corporate, international business transactions, health care, export/import regulations, food and drug la w, information technology, and communications law. Prior Experience: MCI, Washington, D.C. Executive Assistant. * Provided administrative and secretarial support for the Senior Manager and six mid-level managers. * Managed a 4,000-piece direct mail effort for a national marketing campaign. * Set up housing for 20 sales representatives assigned to open new outlets in va rious cities and was liaison between sales representatives and the Washington, D .C. office. * Coordinated meetings and special events; scheduled speakers for events; prepar ed materials for various programs. * Participated in management meetings; took the minutes and wrote follow-up repo rts. EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts Degree: Psychology/Fine Arts: Art Therapy GOUCHER COLLEGE, Baltimore, Maryland PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Course: Excel 2003 Comprehensive: Beginner through Advanced, 2006 Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Certificate: Completion of Microsoft Office 2003 courses, 2008 Dow Lohnes University, Washington, D.C. Certificate: Special Events & Meeting Planning, 1998 San Diego State University, San Diego, California CORE COMPETENCIES Professional Skills: Problem-Solving a Decision Making a Leadership a Team-Build ing a Oral/Written Communications a Performance & Productivity Improvement a Adm inistrative Support a Secretarial a Senior Management a Attorneys a Corporate Me eting Planning a Rapport a Time Management a Organizational a Special Events a T elecommunications a Entertainment a Healthcare a Non-Profit Organizations a Lega l a Writing a Editing a Proofreading a Client Relationships

Technical/Computer Skills: Microsoft Office 2003: Word a Excel a PowerPoint a Outlook Microsoft Office 2007: Word a Excel a PowerPoint a Outlook