Education & Honors

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014

Editor-in-Chief, Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy

Black Law Students Association 3L Legacy Award

Black Student Initiative Fellow and Representative

President, Black Law Students Association

1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, M.B.A., summa cum laude, 2007

School of Business & Industry Leadership Roundtable

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2004

USAA All-American Collegiate Scholar Award

Florida A&M University's Distinguished Scholar Award and Full Scholarship

National Achievement Award

Government service

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2014-2015

Bar admissions

Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional activities and community service

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Black Law Alumni Association, Board Co-Chair

Wesley A. Morrissette

Chicago Office
Courthouse Place
54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, LLP, 2015–Present, Associate

Procter & Gamble Corporation, 2009–2011, Purchases Manager

Managed the sourcing strategy for a $19 million North America Print Advertising Spend across all brands. Implemented preferred rosters projected to save the company $1.2 million annually.

Avenue Capital Group / Avenue Asia, 2006–2008, Investment Analyst

Analyzed investment opportunities on the ground throughout Asia as part of a $20 billion hedge fund with over $5 billion dedicated to Asia. Performed due diligence such as construction of cash flow models, asset valuation, and research of legal issues. Presented both written and oral recommendations directly to the Fund Manager/Principal.

Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment

Confidential AAA Arbitration (Phoenix, AZ)
Represented a Fortune 100 company in confidential, multi-billion dollar dispute.  The two-week arbitration hearing included testimony from numerous senior executives and expert witnesses.  Obtained complete victory for client.

Mybrary LLC d/b/a Trunq v. Lifetime Memori Inc. d/b/a Trunx (N.D. Ill.)
Counsel for plaintiff in trademark infringement case. Parties reached agreement on a joint stipulated permanent injunction shortly after filing.  Secured an award of attorney fees for client.

Current representations

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Texas Roadhouse (D. Mass.)
Trial counsel for landmark pattern or practice age discrimination claim brought by EEOC against national restaurant chain. After three-week jury trial in January 2017, case ended in a mistrial because jury was deadlocked after deliberating for one week. Law360 coverage
here. Retrial set for May 2017.