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Kyle Higgins

Associate at Reed Smith LLP

Kyle Higgins


Kyle Higgins is an Associate at Reed Smith LLP
September 2018 – Present

Summer Associate at Reed Smith LLP
May 2017 – July 2017 (3 months)

Judicial Intern at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman
May 2016 – August 2016 (4 months)

Assistant Editor at JURIST
September 2015 – August 2016 (1 year)

• Supporting world’s only law school-based, real time, comprehensive online legal news service
• Writing, researching, and editing for comprehensive background features on legal news topics
• Wrote, researched, and edited for features about minimum wage debate and crisis in Syria

Research Associate at NERA Economic Consulting July 2014 – June 2015 (1 year)

• Wrote granular summaries after examining large data sets for global foreign exchange investigation
• Researched extensively and developed deliverable supply calculations for cotton case
• Directed and conducted data analysis and contributed to expert report for precious metals trading case
• Evaluated trading scenarios, calculated profits, and created presentation for U.S. Department of Justice
• Produced market statistics for European Commission and New Zealand Commerce Commission

Associate at Cornell Consulting Club October 2013 – May 2014 (8 months)

• Composed a written plan for a finance-focused track at a top-20 university’s summer business institute
• Advised investing conference director on how to increase annual attendance

Student at Cornell University
August 2010 – May 2014 (3 years 10 months)

Business Analyst at Cornell Consulting Club
February 2013 – September 2013 (8 months)

• Gained real-world consulting experience by engaging in actual client work
• Acted as project sub-manager to advise author with market entry, exposure, and profitability
• Developed framework, conducted research, and compiled presentation for author
• Selected for position through resume drop, business problem-solving exam, and behavioral and case interviews

Intern at NERA Economic Consulting June 2013 – August 2013 (3 months)

• Researched swaps and futures markets to calculate market share and create graphics for final report• Analyzed price and volatility data to value hedge fund portfolio
• Transformed large, non-cohesive power and gas trade dataset into comprehensive long-term analysis
• Calculated damages in civil case regarding platinum market manipulation
• Produced statistics on crude oil cash market to examine possible manipulation effects

Analyst Intern at Peoples Natural Gas Company June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months)

• Researched competitors to develop residential bill and gas cost comparison graphics
• Implemented statistical regression analysis to predict gas supply needed in extreme weather conditions
• Examined profitability in gas futures market by creating daily graphs and discussing performance


University of Pittsburgh
Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law, 2015 – 2018

Activities and Societies: University of Pittsburgh Law Review; JURIST
Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics, 2010 – 2014
Activities and Societies: Cornell Consulting Club, Varsity Sprint Football, Chi Psi Fraternity, The

Visible Hand Economic Journal (Cornell Economics Society) North Allegheny Senior High School
2008 – 2010
Activities and Societies: Varsity Football


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