JOB: Class Action Attorney
HOME: Wellington, Florida
Marisa, 28, grew up in Long Island, New York and Wellington, Florida, where she currently resides. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science at Florida Atlantic University before going on to earn her law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Her passion for politics and law led her to two coveted internships, first for a congressman while earning her undergraduate degree, and later as a law clerk for the Attorney General of Maryland in Annapolis while she attended law school.
Now Marisa works for one of the most prominent law firms in the country, where she specializes in securities fraud, consumer fraud and anti-trust litigation.
She currently litigates multi-million dollar class action lawsuits on behalf of shareholders and consumers damaged by corporate fraud.
In addition, Marisa plays a key role in the firm's investment outreach program, regularly meeting with public and private pension funds, retirement systems and other institutional investors to educate them about the firm's proprietary portfolio monitoring program.
Marisa attributes her success to her strong family foundation and enjoys volunteering for political campaigns and elections in her spare time.
She says, "I should be the next Apprentice because my legal and political background have enabled me to take on many challenges and achieve success, and these experiences will allow me to showcase my leadership ability in addition to my strong work ethic."