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Angela Hastings

Angela Hastings

Legal Secretary / Business Affairs Assistant

Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm

San Francisco, CA






Industrial Light & Magic / Lucasfilm

Legal Secretary / Business Affairs Assistant

•Participates in the negotiations of Licensing Agreements, Software Licenses, Visual Effects Contracts, and Non-Disclosure Agreements

•Meticulously charts the status of Production Services Agreements and Distribution Agreements through the approval process

•Generates and develops spreadsheets to categorize invoices not paid, outstanding expenses and research disallowed legal charges

•Assists in drafting confidentiality agreements, license agreements and standard terms and conditions for licensing deals

•Manages and organizes training sessions on new company policies, tech and legal issues, FCPA, EULA

•Proactively anticipates and identifies the urgency of the legal agreements , provides support in processing agreements for signature

•Tracks and reports the progress of various legal and patent committees , assists with related work product for follow-up meetings

•Coordinates large company wide events and materials for the Patent Committee

•Maintains and outlines the internal web pages for the Patent Committee, Tech Policies and Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policies

•Works collaboratively with legal and production teams to provide excellent client services to Studios by understanding their business needs and their strategies to expand in emerging markets

•Excellent Communication Skills with all levels of executives, management, and high-level entertainment industry clients

•Team Member who enthusiastically leads New Hire Orientation by explaining and expounding on company goals and visions

Career medium 03
Career medium 02

A-List Communications

Independent Contractor

•Coordinated venue management, guest list, and special promotions for food & beverages

•Liaising with Marketing and PR colleagues to promote events

•Prepared informational excel spreadsheets detailing attendance, post-event evaluation (including data entry, survey results, opinions and analysis to produce reports for client)


Goldman Sachs

Executive Assistant

•Assisted in preparing IPO Prospectus Books for Roadshows and Investor Meetings
Calculated and reported expenses in an organized and analytical manner

•Experienced in identifying travel risks and time management problems

•Accurately arranged extensive travel itineraries.

•Exercised sound independent judgment in understanding the time constraints of critical assignments.

•Detail-oriented while organizing all necessary research material.

•Considerate and patient in performing a wide variety of duties.

•Successfully prioritized and balanced numerous assignments and tasks.

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board

Law Clerk

•Drafted and prepared bench memorandums for cases on appeal from the state taxing authority.

•Proposed recommendations to the Commissioner on the tax abatement appealed to the Board.

•Lead presentations of the cases and a detailed analysis of the recommendations.

•Meticulously researched the Massachusetts’ tax codes and case law in analyzing the tax petition.

•Researched and organized background information on tax codes and case law.


Office of the District Attorney of Suffolk County, Dorchester District Court


•In-depth research of case material for the Assistant District Attorneys in the Domestic Violence Court.

•Enthusiastically participated in all aspects of the prosecution of criminal defendants.

•Arraigned defendants, filed motions for bail revocation and actively observed pre-trial hearings

•Drafted reliable memorandums and briefs relating to issues of domestic violence, rules of evidence and various other legal topics.

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

Johnson Controls at IBM

Assistant Financial Administrator

•Worked with the Financial Administrator in preparing accounts payable.

•Communicated with corporate headquarters regarding the status of the IBM account.

•Conducted reliable budget analysis.

•Verified all vendor invoices for payment according to contract rate schedules and parts pricing.

•Resolved invoice discrepancies with vendors.

•Developed a long-term positive relationship with contractors and IBM personnel.

•Audited contractor's daily time sheets.


New England School of Law

Juris Doctor

Tulane University

A. B; Bachelor of Science, Management, Finance