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TREZANAY
ATKINS

A litigation publicist dedicated to sharing the happenings of a court of law with the court of public opinion to enhance and support her clients’ legal strategies and goals via compelling storytelling and relentless advocacy.      

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

COMMUNICATION
& MEDIA RELATIONS

82 Tabs of Policy  Washington, DC

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIST, MAY 2018 - PRESENT

Create social media plans, coordinate and schedule social content, and draft its copy.  Create graphic, video, and newsletter content. Research best hashtags, provide analytics review and interpretation, and manage live social media events and engagement.  Draft bios, resumes, one pagers, speeches, etc. Craft political campaign messaging. Book and manage opportunities for talent to appear in print, TV, radio, blog/vlog.  Assist with grant writing.  

IGNIS Strategic Communication Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

LITIGATION PUBLICIST + MEDIA STRATEGIST, NOV 2013 - PRESENT

Provide media relations to leaders, lawyers, and politicians to support their crises, cases, and campaigns. Secure coverage (or prevent negative coverage) in The New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Indianapolis Star, and local television news stations and digital spaces.  Brief reporters/bloggers on background, field media calls and information requests. Engage in media outreach - digitally and in-person, inside and outside courtrooms. Plan, promote, and host media events.  Manage and cultivate media lists.

Secure and manage opportunities for clients to appear in print, TV, radio, podcast, blog/vlog. Prepare clients for media interviews.  Train clients in public speaking.  Arrange press conferences.

Draft press statements, press releases, media alerts/advisories, media kits, speeches, op-eds, talking points, newsletters. Manage political campaign communications and crisis communications.  Participates in the development of visual branding for communication campaigns.

Indy Metro Church  Indianapolis, IN

INTERIM COMMUNICATION MANAGER, MAY 2015 - MAR 2016

Created and developed marketing campaigns for sermons series, membership drives, and community outreach initiatives.  Secured local television media coverage for major outdoor Easter Sunday Services by leveraging local political climate regarding Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) with the message of “All Are Welcome”.  Oversaw the development and production of weekly video content to engage internal and external audiences.  Successfully fine-tuned its communication processes - which included newsletter revamping, website redesigning, implementing SOPs, branding guidelines, and strategies relying on increased use of social media platforms.  

LITIGATION

tma | The Brand Infringement FirmTM Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CIVIL LITIGATOR, NOV 2008 - MARCH 2013

IP practice devoted to preventative education, brand advocacy, and litigation services to personal and corporate brands when they must fight for how their name, talent, and brand should be used.  

Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP / Lord Bissell Brook, LLP Los Angeles, CA

CIVIL LITIGATOR, DEC 2006 - NOV 2008

General business litigation, along with creditor’s rights and real property.

ADDITIONAL
EXPERIENCES

Indiana Black Expo, Youth Media Institute  Indianapolis, IN

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, NOV 2015 - MAR 2017

Successfully oversaw student recruitment by effective use of Facebook ads and hosting interactive recruiting events in local schools. Successfully managed communication strategies for the program using Facebook, Instagram, and Periscope to gain more awareness for the program and securing positive press. Highest recruitment, retention, and media coverage in program’s 30 year history.

The Front Page Firm Los Angeles, CA

INTERN, JAN  2012 - OCT 2013

Assisted with red carpet execution, press room, press junkets, event coordination for events such as The Stellar Awards, MegaFest, Oprah’s LifeClass. Drafted press releases, one sheets/tip sheets, media alerts, compiled media kits, sponsorship decks. Managed media lists and media check in.  Assisted with event management, production schedules, and related logistics.   

EDUCATION

The George Washington University — Master of Professional Studies

EXPECTED MAY 2020, STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS

Indiana University McKinney School of Law — Juris Doctor

DEAN’S LIST, DEAN’S TUTORIAL SOCIETY (CIVIL PROCEDURE)
ICLEO FELLOW 2003

Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis  — Bachelor of Arts

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

INTERESTS &
VOLUNTEERISM

tma | Bar Exam TutoringTM  a one-on-one service for repeat test takers who struggle to pass a state bar examination.  Has had more than 30+ students and a 100% passage rate from all students completing the program.  

Substitute Teaching + Adult Math Tutoring help adults returning to school to master mathematics in order to pass their core requirements.  Helps local school district by serving as an English and Mathematics substitute teacher at the middle and high schools.    

The Fifth Column Network  Indianapolis, IN

NEWS DESK - CRIME, INJUSTICE, & POLITICS, OCT 2017 - OCT 2018

Anchored the news desk of an independent media network that combined the saavy of a TV network and the power of social media networking to bring Interactive, live shows featuring the global majority: Black, Latinx, Arab, Asian, LGBTQ, & Women.  Co-founder.  Producer.  


PROFICIENCIES

Microsoft Office, Google Suite

Basic Video and Audio Editing

Basic 3-Point Lighting and Videography

Basic Sound/Audio Configuration
Canva, Adobe Spark, Basic Adobe Premiere

Familiar with popular social media management platforms

Advanced usage of FB, Twitter, IG, Periscope, YouTube, esp. live broadcasting