Schwabe Welcomes Five First-Year Associates
Schwabe is pleased to share that on December 1, 2020, we welcomed five of our former summer associates back as full-time associates. Schwabe’s summer program plays an integral part in helping us find the next generation of firm leaders by offering law students an opportunity to discover the area of law that interests them most, building experiences alongside associates and shareholders. We’re excited for Patrick J. Cleary, Audrey M. Davis, Neeka E. Hodaie, Treja M. Jones, and Anne E. White to rejoin the Schwabe team.
Patrick Cleary joins our Real Estate and Construction industry group and will be based out of Schwabe’s Portland, Oregon office.
Patrick graduated from Adams State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History, and earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University. He was a Schwabe 2L Summer Associate in 2019. Patrick’s work experience includes serving as an extern with the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio Capital Habeas Unit, and as a law clerk with The Ohio State University Office of Legal Affairs. In law school, Patrick was an Articles Editor for The Ohio State Law Journal and Vice President of General Fundraising for Ohio State’s Public Interest Law Foundation.
Audrey Davis joins Schwabe’s Litigation team and will be based out of our Portland, Oregon office.
Audrey earned her Bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, then earned her J.D. from the Lewis & Clark Law School. Her work experience includes serving as an extern to Judge Michael Simon, United States District Court for the District of Oregon, and as a research assistant to professors both in law school and in undergrad. Audrey spent her summer in 2019 as a Schwabe 2L Summer Associate. At Lewis & Clark, Audrey enjoyed her work with the Lewis & Clark Law Review and served as Editor in Chief during her 3L year.
Neeka Hodaie joins our Business team and Real Estate and Construction industry group and will be based out of Schwabe’s Seattle, Washington office.
Neeka graduated from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, then earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. Prior to her 2019 summer as a Schwabe 2L Summer Associate, Neeka interned for T-Mobile at its headquarters in Bellevue, WA, and served as an extern with the Seattle Clemency Project. In the fall of 2019, Neeka served as a full-time legal extern at the Federal Trade Commission. While attending law school, Neeka was involved with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the Association of Corporate Counsel, serving as the law student ambassador for both.
Treja Jones joins Schwabe’s Litigation team and will be based out of our Seattle, Washington office.
Treja earned her B.A. in Government with an emphasis in legal studies from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. Treja spent her 1L and 2L summers with Schwabe as a Summer Associate, and prior to that worked at Benjamin Healy Attorneys at Law in downtown Tacoma as a Legal Assistant. She was involved in the Black Law Student Association during her time in law school, including serving in the role of Vice President. She was a member of the law school’s Thurgood Marshall National Mock Trial competition team, and a member of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology and the Arts. Additionally, she externed for the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington during her 3L year.
Anne “Annie” White joins Schwabe’s Intellectual Property group and will be based out of Portland, Oregon.
Annie graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and earned her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to her 2019 summer as a Schwabe 2L Summer Associate, she spent the summer of 2018 working as a law clerk for the Center for Food and Safety. Additionally, her past legal work includes working as a law clerk at Northwest Worker’s Justice Project. During her time in law school, Annie was awarded the Pro-Bono Honors Award as well as a stipend from the Public Interest Law Project (PILP). Beyond her dedication to pro bono work, she was involved with the Food & Agriculture Law Society as well as the Intellectual Property Student Organization. Further, Annie served on the board of the PILP Fundraising Committee and was a member of the Environmental Law Review.
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