2017 Summer Associates

Alexandra Barshel

Alexandra Barshel (abarshel@bilzin.com)

Alexandra Barshel is a 2L at the University of Florida and an articles editor on the Florida Law Review. Alexandra is also a student associate in the University of Florida Conservation Clinic where her main project is drafting a comprehensive plan for the management of marine resources in Hernando County. Alexandra is a member of the Environmental and Land Use Law Society and she has received two book awards, one in Civil Procedure and the other in Legal Drafting.

Last summer, Alexandra worked as an intern for the Miami-Dade Commissioner of the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND). FIND, a special taxing district present in twelve counties along the Atlantic Coast, sponsors government projects promoting waterway access and sustainable improvement. In her spare time, Alexandra likes to play sports and watch the Gators.

 

Hannah Lidicker

Hannah Lidicker (hlidicker@bilzin.com)

Hannah Lidicker is a 2L at Vanderbilt University Law School. At Vanderbilt, Hannah is the Vice President for Speakers of the International Law Society and a member of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. She also participates in the Street Law program. In the 2017-2018 school year, she will be Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Hannah was a 1L Summer Associate at Bilzin Sumberg and is excited to be back!

Before starting law school, Hannah attended the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude and majored in Political Science and Russian Language, Culture and Literature. She studied abroad at Cambridge University and at Moscow International University. After completing her undergraduate degree, Hannah worked as a Paralegal at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and as a Business Analyst for the Capital Markets Group at Shearman & Sterling in New York. During her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with family and friends, the beach, and traveling.

 

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Forrest Murphy (fmurphy@bilzin.com)

Forrest Murphy is a 2L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he serves as a Senior Articles Editor on the Florida Law Review.  Forrest is also a teaching assistant for Appellate Advocacy.  Additionally, Forrest received a Book Award in Property and has been named to the Dean’s List.  During his 1L summer, Forrest was a legal extern for the Honorable Thomas M. Jaworski of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Forrest was born and raised in DeLand, Florida.  Before law school, he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Undergraduate Honors Program.  Forrest also studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria.  Upon graduating, Forrest spent two months backpacking throughout Europe.  Forrest enjoys playing bass guitar, reading, and watching international soccer.

 

Eric ReissiEric Reissi (ereissi@bilzin.com)

Eric Reissi is a 1L at the University of Virginia School of Law where he is an active member of the Virginia Law and Business Society and Virginia Law Veterans. He was born in South Florida and lived in Boca Raton for the majority of his childhood.

In May 2011, he graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology. Upon graduating from college, he commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, where he served for five years as an Air Defense Officer and Command Legal Officer. As a Marine Officer, he experienced an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead, learn from, and deploy overseas with the most talented men and women our nation has to offer. After transitioning out of the Marine Corps in April 2016, he worked as a legal intern for Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C. through the SEO Law Program, where he gained early exposure to law firm practice.

 

Luis Reyes

Luis Reyes (lmreyes@bilzin.com)

Luis Reyes is a 2L at the University of Miami School of Law. He was recently elected to serve as both the Senior Articles Editor for the University of Miami Law Review, and the Cristol-Kahn-Paskay Cup Vice President for the University of Miami Moot Court Board. Luis was a finalist at the Gaubatz Moot Court competition, winning awards for top overall competitor and top oral advocate. His team also made it to the final round of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Brooklyn and won the 5th-best brief award.

Luis graduated cum laude from Florida International University in 2012 with a B.A. in philosophy. Before starting law school, he worked as a martial arts instructor and as a legal assistant. Last summer, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul C. Huck in the Southern District of Florida. During his free time, Luis enjoys traveling, playing guitar, and listening to The Beatles.


Lauren_SabellaLauren Sabella (lsabella@bilzin.com)

Lauren Sabella is a 2L at the University of Miami School of Law.  She is a member of the University of Miami Law Review, and was a semi-finalist in the Gaubatz Moot Court competition in the fall.  Lauren is returning to Bilzin Sumberg for her second summer.

Before entering law school, Lauren worked for 3M Company for nearly two years.  She worked in the Strategic Business Development group, supporting business leaders and working on projects in strategy and marketing.  Lauren earned an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 2013, and double-majored in Economics and English at Rollins College, where she graduated cum laude in 2011.

 

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