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Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Patrick Ryan, Christine Lindley, Angelica Varona, and Theresa Mbanefo

Patrick Ryan, Christine Lindley, Angelica Varona, Theresa Mbanefo

Pepperdine Caruso Law is pleased to congratulate Patrick Ryan, Christine Lindley, Angelica Varona, and Theresa Grace Mbanefo for post-graduate employment success!

Patrick Ryan will be serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Zack Hawthorn, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, located in Beaumont. He will be responsible for drafting orders for the judge and researching various areas of law, including Section 1983, Title VII, state law diversity issues, criminal law, and issues pertaining to discovery disputes. Patrick knew early on in law school that he wanted to serve as a law clerk to a judge. Over the summer he applied broadly to judges across the country through OSCAR. When he found out that Judge Hawthorn requested an interview, Patrick bought a plane ticket to Beaumont and flew out for the interview. A week later, he got a call from Judge Hawthorn offering him the job. Patrick is especially grateful to professors Barry McDonald and Mark Kubisch, associate dean Jason Jarvis, Caruso Law alumnus Jimmy Azadian, and Career Development Office associate director Ann Chang for all their support and advice throughout the application and interview process.

Christine Lindley will be a Ravalli County Deputy Civil Attorney in Ravalli County, Montana following her graduation.

Angelica Varona will be working as an associate at Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP in New York City after graduation. She will be doing corporate transactional work. Angelica was a summer associate at the firm during her 2L summer. The firm offered her a return position, and she decided to accept the offer. Angelica initially found and applied for the position directly through the firm's website.

Theresa Grace Mbanefo will be joining Ernst & Young as a staff/assistant consultant in their Workforce Advisory practice out of their Minneapolis office. She is excited to use what she has learned through her Master's in Dispute Resolution to meet the needs of Ernst & Young's clients and to ultimately build a better working world. Theresa would have never applied for the job if it not for the guidance of professor Sarah Park, her legal research and writing professor. Professor Park encouraged Theresa to start her career in the consulting industry and has been a great mentor both professionally and spiritually.

Congratulations to Patrick, Christine, Angelica, and Theresa for their well-earned positions!