LL.M. Student Profiles
Susanna Antonielli earned her law sciences degree at the State University of Pavia and her professional Master’s in labor law from Cegos/AIDP in Milan, Italy. During her professional career, Antonielli has served as the retail development and head of legal to the Italian subsidiary of an international luxury manufacturer/commercial company, where she was responsible for all legal matters and successfully led a team of legal counsel. Antonielli then earned her master’s degree in Italian studies from Florida State University, where she worked as an adjunct faculty member in second language acquisition and served as the vice president of La Società Italiana. Antonielli also received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Department of Modern Languages/Linguistics at FSU.
Antonielli is pursuing her LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers in hopes of continuing her legal career in the arbitration and mediation fields, election and legislative processes, and government careers as related to immigration law, consumer law, real estate law and constitutional law in the United States. If you are interested in hiring Antonielli, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Raphael de Barros Coelho is originally from Brazil and earned his bachelor of law degree at the Universidade Vila Velha, where he served as chairman of the council of class presidents and was admitted as a legal intern for the Brazilian Bar Association. In 2012, Coelho spent time studying advanced general English and legal English at the London School of Business and Finances. Coelho also worked as an intern beginning in 2010 at the law firm of Coelho, Alochio e Pessanha Advogados, and after passing the Brazilian Bar Exam, accepted an associate position before being promoted to partner, occupying the managing partner position. Coelho earned his LL.M. in business law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais and plans to continue his studies in american law for foreign lawyers in the LL.M. program at FSU.
Coelho is working to become an international business attorney with an emphasis on Brazilian and U.S. legal relations in an effort to expand his law firm on an international level. If you are interested in connecting with Coelho, please visit his LinkedIn profile.
Ashaa Cumberbatch earned her bachelor of law degree with first class honors from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill in Barbados. During her undergraduate studies, Cumberbatch served as secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Bridgetown Young Professionals. She also sat on the board for the Barbados Youth Development Council, an umbrella group for youth charities in Barbados, as well as the Non-State Actors Panel, facilitating a deeper involvement in civil society in partnership with the European Union. Cumberbatch went on to earn her legal education certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago, participating in legal aid clinics and representing her law school at the American and Caribbean Law Initiative’s Caribbean Law Practicum. She began her legal work conducting legal research as an intern at WPC Investments LLC, and later became an associate attorney after her admission to the Bar Association of Barbados in 2017.
Cumberbatch will continue her legal education at FSU in the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program, with the goal of sitting for the New York Bar in 2021. Cumberbatch is interested in pursuing a career in contract management or legal compliance in the United States. If you are interested in hiring Cumberbatch, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Duri Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, as well as a juris doctor from the Korea University School of Law. As a law student, Kim became the president of her mock trial team and successfully helped prepare fellow students to participate in the International Moot Court competition held in Hong Kong, China. Her subsequent internship at the Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow Singapore Office made her the firm’s first foreign law student worker and broadened her legal perspective in the international law field. Kim held the position of associate attorney at both the Jeong-Se Law Firm and Shin & Yoo Legal Advisory before joining Hyosung Corporation as a junior manager for in-house counsel, where she focused on minimizing legal issues arising from international trade.
Kim’s work involving international trade and business has encouraged her to continue her American legal education in the LL.M. American Law for Foreign Lawyers Program at FSU, with the goal of connecting Korean business markets with more globalized business markets, including the U.S. If you are interested in hiring Kim, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Felipe Maccari Rosa
Felipe Maccari Rosa is originally from Brazil and earned his bachelor in law degree from the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, in addition to earning a certificate in law studies from the Universite Savoie Mont Blanc in France. Maccari Rosa founded his university’s Rotaract Club and acted as the founding chairman, organizing philanthropic events and meetings aimed towards developing leadership skills. As a law clerk at Jorge Luiz Volpato Law Firm and Silvestri & Berkenbrok Law Firm, Maccari Rosa assisted with filing lawsuits, writing motions and assisting in legal hearings before passing the Brazilian Bar Exam. Maccari Rosa later held the position of judicial clerk at the Federal Electoral Court of the State of Santa Catarina, and served as an office clerk at Tracie Hart Insurance and Financial Services in Valdosta, Georgia.
Maccari Rosa aspires to complete his LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers at FSU before sitting for the bar exam and using his knowledge of European, Brazilian and U.S. law to support his work in international trade between these countries. His dream is to deliver a speech at the United Nations as the high chief of the executive branch of the Federative Republic of Brazil. If you are interested in hiring Maccari Rosa, please visit his LinkedIn profile.
Domingos Antonio Nunes Neto
Domingos Antonio Nunes Neto earned his bachelor of law degree from Faculdade de Direito de Itu in Brazil, where he worked for more than a decade as a corporate lawyer in a multinational company. During his professional career, Nunes Neto has dedicated himself to the prevention, litigation and resolution of corporate disputes. He was previously responsible for legal advising on the internationalization project of the company where he worked, lending him the opportunity to share experience with lawyers from different parts of the world, including the U.S., India, Spain, Portugal, Lebanon, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.
After completing the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers, Nunes Neto intends to practice law in the United States in the areas of international business and immigration, with an emphasis on Latin American countries and the U.S. If you are interested in connecting with Nunes Neto, please visit his LinkedIn profile.
Ziad Shahen earned his LL.B. from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. During his time as an undergraduate law student, Shahen completed 351 hours of legal training in areas such as competition law, arbitration, legal research and legal translation as well as an internship at the Business Development Sector at the Reliable Integrated Sustainable Solution Company. Shahen also completed an internship in the Trade Agreements Sector of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Passionate about business law, Shahen continuously seeks to expand his knowledge through seminars and workshops in areas like investment law, oil and gas, private partnership and mergers and acquisitions.
Shahen is continuing his legal education at the FSU College of Law in the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers program in hopes of pursuing a legal career where he will work to ensure equal treatment for all. If you are interested in hiring Shahen, please visit his LinkedIn profile.
Savannah Wentley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Auburn University and her juris doctor from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. After completing her J.D., Wentley served as a legal clerk for Kichman & Ziska, PLC before moving on to work as a contract analyst for Engel & Völkers. Wentley was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2018, and continued her legal career as the sole in-house counsel for Halmos & Sons, LLC, where she managed and litigated all civil lawsuits as well as drafted, reviewed and negotiated a wide range of contracts. Before continuing her legal education, Wentley served as an associate attorney for Conroy Simberg in the workers' compensation defense unit.
Wentley cites her South Florida upbringing as the inspiration behind pursuing an LL.M. in Environmental Law & Policy at the FSU College of Law, and she hopes to combine her passions for law and the environment to make a positive impact in preserving and protecting “wild Florida” for future generations. If you are interested in hiring Wentley, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Marshawn Young earned his bachelor of psychology and bachelor of law degrees from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. During his time as a law student, Young was elected to the Mona Law Society Committee and the University of the West Indies Visions Club Committee. After working as a customer service representative resolving issues with business organizations for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Young was inspired to pursue business law. Young also drew inspiration from his employers, noting how the handling of business relations between different entities could be improved or better managed through the business law field. He believes that business matters should be handled with fairness and reason.
After completing the LL.M. in Business Law Program at FSU, Young aspires to become instrumental in policy-making as it pertains to business law and aims to modify policies that help maintain healthy business relationships. If you are interested in hiring Young, please visit his LinkedIn profile.