Kirby Happer is an Associate Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is based out of the firm’s Orlando office.
Ms. Happer’s practice focuses primarily on commercial and personal injury litigation as well as transactional matters. Ms. Happer is fluent in German and advises domestic and international clients on litigation strategy as well as corporate matters. She has extensive experience in securities litigation, including class-actions.
Education: A.B. Duke University and JD from The University of North Carolina. (See more details below)
Ms. Happer has traveled and lived abroad extensively. She did a year of high school at the Luisen Gymnasium in Hamburg Bergedorf. https://www.halloluise.de/
She also spent a semester at the Sorbonne at Duke and a semester at Jean Moulin in law school. https://www.univ-paris1.fr/ http://facdedroit.univ-lyon3.fr/ She speaks French at a conversational level.
BEACHSIDE LEGAL SERVICES, P.l.l.C., Satellite Beach, FL – December 2016 to Current
Insurance defense counsel focused on litigation in Brevard, Orange, and Volusia Counties.
LAW OFFICES OF CHARLES M. GREENE, P.A., Orlando, FL – January 2016 to August 2016
Litigation boutique focused on challenging and complex cases representing plaintiffs and defendants.
GRANT & EISENHOFER, P.A., Wilmington, DE – 2002 to 2003; 2007 to 2015
Lead pharmaceutical industry litigation, including anti-kickback, marketing/sales, and whistle blower. Specialized in multi-national class-action litigation related to internationally traded securities. Managed litigation process, including foreign language documents; serve as German language expert.
DUKE UNIVERSilY, (DUKE CLINICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE) Durham, NC – 2006 to 2007
Manager, Contracts Administration
Created novel contracts to maintain compliance with previously executed agreements and internal mandates.
TILP PLLC, New York, NY – 2005 to 2006
German Law Firm
Associate I Head of New York Office
Specialized in cross-border matters and representation of German clients, both individuals and institutions.
PARK AVENUE lASER VISION, New York, NY 2005
Administered compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, including HIPAA for high volume Eye Laser Surgery Center. Drafted and negotiated legal documents for the practice, including sourcing and consulting agreements. Negotiated and litigated settlements of disputes, including technology and intellectual property.
WYETH, Collegeville, PA – 2003 to 2004
Attorney (Contracts Manager), Global Business Development Group
Negotiated and drafted confidentiality, non-disclosure, and tech-transfer agreements to protect intellectual property, including trade-secrets and improvements; ensured license protection.
KILPATRICK STOCKTON LLP, Raleigh, NC – 2000 to 2002
Associate (Securities Group- Technology/Bio-technology Sub-Group)
Drafted private placement memoranda, Rule 144 opinion letters, shareholder agreements, articles of incorporation, stock-purchase agreements, merger/acquisition documents, and employment agreements. Represented companies and institutions, including university-owned corporations, in intellectual property, and general corporate matters; created license agreements. Advised public and private companies on securities transactions (1933 &1934 Act).
EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSION
Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in German Literature, cum laude, Duke University, Durham, NC BAR ADMISSIONS: New York, North Carolina, Florida