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Brinen & Associates Congratulates Sarah O’Sullivan and Zhe Zhu on Passing the New York State Bar Exam

Oct 26, 2023 | about the firm

Brinen & Associates are proud to congratulate Sarah O’Sullivan and Zhe Zhu, law clerks with the firm who were recently notified that they had passed the New York State Bar Exam.

According to The New York State Board of Law Examiners, 9,779 candidates sat for the Bar Exam in July 2023. 6,481 passed, for an overall passing rate of 66%.

About Sarah O’Sullivan

A 2020 graduate of Ireland’s University of Limerick, Sarah O’Sullivan had already passed the FE-1 examinations required for entry to Blackhall Place and subsequent qualification as a solicitor in Ireland when she joined Brinen & Associates as a law clerk in June 2021.

Leveraging her experience in Corporate Litigation, Corporate Structuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Estate Planning and Tax Controversies, Ms. O’Sullivan provides legal support for the firm’s litigation team and provides support and counsels corporate clients.

About Zhe Zhu

Zhe Zhu holds a double degree in Economics and Psychology from New York University and a graduate degree in Analytics from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. She earned her J.D. at the Fordham University School of Law.

Before embarking on her legal career, Ms. Zhu worked at Universal Processing LLC, a Fin-tech firm based in New York City. She is fluent in Chinese and English and calls both Shanghai and Hong Kong her hometowns. As a law clerk with Brinen & Associates, her international background and her education acquired in the U.S. allow Ms. Zhu to tackle cases in creative ways.

Brinen & Associates

Based in New York City, Brinen & Associates specializes in serving the needs of public companies, entrepreneurs, private companies, and individuals. For many of our small business clients, we serve as an outside general counsel, addressing the full spectrum of their legal issues, from corporate law, securities law and taxation to commercial litigation. We strive to provide the same high level of legal expertise typical of a large multinational law firm but without all the layers of staffing and excessive cost. Our commitment is to work with you to develop efficient and cost-effective solutions tailored to meet your individual needs. With top-tier legal talent and extensive experience in the areas we practice, Brinen & Associates provides clients an unparalleled level of skill, service and value. We look forward to hearing from you!


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