As our paralegal, Ailish keeps our legal engagements running smoothly, while expanding her skillset along the way.
Ailish is a born-and-raised Oregon native, spending her whole life in the Pacific Northwest, except for a short one-semester stint at NYU. After starting her education in New York, she finished her degree at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in poetry and a minor in Gender Studies. Ailish's undergraduate thesis paper won the department award for its research into the relationship between medieval literature and history. She plans to continue this research for future publication!
Ailish’s prior job experience has spanned across many distinct roles and industries, making her an extremely well-rounded addition to the FP team (and providing her with many stories to tell!). Throughout her career, Ailish has worked in event planning, as a veterinary technician, and as an egg peddler—delivering fresh eggs from her small family farm.
As for Ailish’s career in the legal field, it started with her role as co-captain of her high school mock trial team, which was ranked 9th in the world at the time. After high school, Ailish worked at a small law firm as a legal assistant. Directly prior to working at FP, Ailish worked as a paralegal for a boutique law firm focused on estate planning and trust administration, where she did case management and document drafting.
Now, Ailish brings her legal background, her wide range of past jobs, and her drive to learn to FP’s legal team. Ailish assists our attorneys in ensuring that client specifications are reflected in their contracts, she drafts reference documents for the team, and performs research on business filing. She serves as the glue that keeps our legal engagements running smoothly.
As a Transaction Support Specialist, Ailish looks forward to growing her professional skillset and getting a feel for the financial industry, which she has not worked in before. In deciding to accept a role at FP, Ailish was particularly drawn to the intelligence and camaraderie of the legal team: “I really like working with such a smart and high-performing group of people. Though I am new still, I can tell that the caliber of work here is head and shoulders above the rest, and I look forward to growing with and learning from a stellar team of professionals.”
When she is not working on FP’s legal engagements, Ailish is hanging out with Xena, her Belgian Malinois, watching movies, or cooking with her partner. In addition to her home cooking ventures, Ailish enjoys exploring new restaurants and cocktail spots, and finding her new favorite white wine. As Ailish always says, “good food and good wine is what life is all about!” As for her personal goals, Ailish is currently working on her Spanish, so that she can visit her dad who lives in Spain more frequently, and she hopes to one day publish her own poetry collection.