Darlene joined Becket as Senior Paralegal in December 2015. She brought over twenty years of litigation experience to Becket, having worked on a wide variety of cases including class action suits; labor and employment cases; antitrust litigation; mergers and acquisitions; complex civil matters; commercial litigation and patent infringement cases. She has extensive experience assisting with the preparation of Supreme Court and Appellate Court filings. She has also monitored and reported on congressional and regulatory matters of interest to clients.
Darlene graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with a double major in History and Political Science. Darlene was awarded Departmental Honors in History for her thesis, “The Brownsville Decision: Theodore Roosevelt and the Creation of the National Dilemma.” After graduating, she was fortunate to be able to put her love of history to use by working at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, a National Park Service site in Virginia encompassing four Civil War battlefields.
Darlene enjoys spending time with her sister, friends, and a multitude of cats. In her free time she enjoys sewing, reading, and gardening. Darlene has a passion for all things British from Gilbert & Sullivan to the Beatles, Shakespeare to Andrew Lloyd Weber, Charles Dickens to Penelope Lively. She has made many visits to London and adheres to the adage of British author Dr. Samuel Johnson “…when a [wo]man is tired of London, [s]he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”