Talented paralegals are essential to the smooth workings of a law firm. In our Ziff Law newsletters and staff descriptions online at ZiffLaw.com, I’ve always wanted to emphasize the smarts and dedication of our paralegals. They make us lawyers look great, they inspire confidence in our clients, and they manage a million details to make cases move forward smoothly.
Now there is a new name and face to add to our staff roster: Paralegal Corinne Acampora is joining Ziff Law.
Corinne recently moved to Ithaca from Manhattan with her husband, Brian, who is a 2012 Cornell Johnson School MBA Candidate.
In New York City, she had a stellar paralegal career with the powerhouse litigation firms of White & Case and Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman.
After interviewing with many other firms in the area, Corinne decided to join the Ziff Law team, and we are so pleased that she did so.
Corinne grew up in Framingham, MA, a suburb of Boston, but has been visiting family in upstate New York since she was born. Corinne is a graduate of a great upstate university, Syracuse, where she studied history and political science. She also spent a semester in China in the university’s prestigious program there, AND co-founded and edited Chronos, the Syracuse University Undergraduate History Journal.
In New York City, Corinne earned a Master of Arts in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from the famous auction house Christie’s.
She started her law-related career as a legal assistant with White & Case, where she managed the documentation, including trial preparation, for several cases. She was recruited by the firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman as a paralegal and given a lot more responsibility, experience I know will be valued here at Ziff Law.
While at Kasowitz, Corinne was the lead paralegal on cases involving issues from an intellectual property litigation to an international art restitution case, and even anti-trust class actions. Her responsibilities included hearing and trial preparation, coordinating pleadings, correspondence, and client documents. Being a good communicator is an essential skill for a paralegal, and Corinne’s editing experience stood her in good stead as she was responsible for editing legal briefs.
As she was managing all this, Corinne was also in charge of developing and implementing a training program, The Paralegal Institute, for the 45 or more paralegals working at Kasowitz.
At Ziff, Corinne will be working with Christina Bruner Sonsire on medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
In her spare time, Corinne likes to cook, hunt for antiques and is excited to explore the Ithaca art scene.
For our part, we are very glad she chose our firm and we look forward to working with Corinne.
“Speaking with Jim and Christina made my decision very easy. I could tell right away that the culture at the firm was one of integrity, professionalism and respect,” Corinne says. “On top of those qualities, people here truly care about work/life balance which I think is very important.”
Our motto is “Local lawyers, big city results!” Now we have a big-city paralegal joining the team.
Thanks for reading,
James B. Reed, Esq.
NY & PA Personal Injury Lawyer
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
William St., Elmira, NY 14902
Tel. (607) 733-8866 Fax. (607) 732-6062
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