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DEBORAH BRANN

Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 219.476.1803 branndbrh7@aol.com

FRAUD / RISK MANAGEMENT


Analytical, logical, and focused individual with meticulous attention to detail. Proficient at researching documents and preparing detailed reports and analyses. Proactive, resourceful and results oriented - thrive in a fast paced workplace requiring the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities. Articulate and persuasive - communicate effectively with personnel at all levels. Confident and competent - approach challenges with a positive attitude and effort, work constructively under pressure, and handle confidential matters with tact and discretion. Equally skilled at working independently and collaborating successfully in a team environment. Member of Illinois State Bar.

Research / Analysis Legal / Administrative Support Critical Thinking Strategic Planning Negotiations Presentations Reporting Time Management Scheduling Conflict Resolution Team Leadership / Motivation Risk Management

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, Arlington, Virginia 08/2001 - 02/2003 Assistant Patent Examiner Examined patent applications, researching existing patents to determine originality or duplication of existing invention. Proposed amendments to define patent application and combined patents from different disciplines to reach a claim in applicant's invention. Communicated and interacted with people from various patent disciplines and prepared documentation to precisely describe and explain applicant's invention. U.S. DISTRICT COURT, South Bend, Indiana 05/2000 - 12/2000 Federal Judicial Extern Drafted legal documents, including summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss. Reviewed and analyzed case law, statutes, and regulations. Assisted law clerks in research and analysis and provided administrative support to judge during courtroom proceedings. VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Valparaiso, Indiana 02/2000 - 08/2001 Legal Research & Writing Assistant (02/2000 - 08/2001) Researched relevant case law, statutes, and regulations and identified strengths and weaknesses of clients cases. Performed client interviews; compiled and analyzed information; proofread documents; and drafted interrogatories and other legal correspondence. Intern, Civil Mediation Clinic (08/2000 - 12/2000) Conducted mediation proceedings between disagreeing individuals to facilitate compromise and attainment of solution satisfying both parties. Drafted legal agreements documenting clients rights and responsibilities.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
ST. ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER, Crown Point, Indiana 06/2007 - 08/2009 Respiratory Therapist Addressed respiratory needs of patients of varying ages and cultural backgrounds. Assessed patients and communicated with doctors and nurses regarding patient condition, recommending changes in treatment and medication as indicated. Analyzed, identified, and documented areas of potential problems and risks to patients. Addressed and resolved ventilation issues including patient extubation, ventilator alarms, mucus plugs, and respiratory distress. Successfully intubated agitated or combative patients; weaned asthmatic, chronic lung, and open-heart patients off the ventilator; and supported patients during ventilatory failure, cardiac arrest, and self-extubation situations.

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PULMONARY PROVIDERS, INC., St. John, Indiana 10/2004 - 06/2007 Respiratory Therapist Provided patient care related to respiratory requirements, and collaborated with physicians, peers, and other health care professionals to ensure appropriate patient care. Performed patient assessments, and instructed patients in use of medications and home medical equipment. Employee of the Year - 2005. ST. MARGARET MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, Hammond, Indiana 03/2003 - 10/2004 Respiratory Therapist As Shift Charge Therapist, evaluated treatment loads, determined staffing requirements, delegated individual assignments, and rented appropriate equipment. Conducted new hire orientation classes, and mentored / supervised therapists.

EDUCATION
Masters of Business Administration - Concentration in Fraud Examination (in progress) Financial Fraud Examination and Management Certificate St. Xavier University - Graham School of Management, Chicago, Illinois Anticipated Completion - December 2011 Juris Doctorate, Intellectual Property Major - cum laude Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana - 2001 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, Hammond, Indiana - 1997 Associate of Applied Science, Respiratory Therapy - cum laude Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois - 1992

COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners American Bar Association Illinois Bar Association Chicago Bar Association