...Ms. Koenig began working as a Trial Analyst for Garcia & Milas in the summer of 2004.
Working directly with Attorney Garcia, who represented the plaintiff, Mr. Alex Charts in Charts v. Nationwide, she
spent 4 months determining how a jury would interpret and evaluate the evidence and testimony in the case.This pre-trial research also included a mock trial and finalizing the opening statement.During the seven day trial, Ms. Koenig was in court everyday to analyze how the judge and the jury were reacting to arguments given by both the defense and the plaintiff.
The eight person federal jury awarded Mr. Charts a $ 2.3 million verdict in compensatory damages plus this marked the first time an independent insurance agent had been considered a franchisee and received protection under franchise law.Ms. Koenig
continues to work on other cases for the firm.Prior to that, Ms. Koenig
was retained by the United States Information Service (USIS) to direct protocol classes for all the American diplomats stationed at the US mission in Bangkok, Thailand.This included the Ambassador to Thailand from the United States, the DCM, the Director of USAID
, the Director of USIS
, the Press Attaché, and many other top US government officials.The classes consisted of training in addressing the media, how to act in front of a television camera, what the cultural and legal issues were, wardrobe management, and intuitive assessment.Ms. Koenig started her career in marketing and public relations by organizing the 25th reunion at Yale University for the Class of 1958.
Personal efforts produced record attendance and a record gift to Yale
of $2.5 million.She then organized and directed a committee of 50 international members of the Young President's Organization for two separate congresses, one held in Japan and the other held in Thailand, utilizing budgets of $3-5 million for each event.She
also co-authored a 334 page "Business Opportunity Directory" for the ASEAN
Region.Relocating to Bangkok, Thailand, after the close of the YPO World Congress, she became Chairman & Managing Director of her own consulting firm, Koenig Enterprises, LTD.
Projects included facilitating the first joint venture between the largest law firm in South East Asia, Deacons, and the law firm of Tilleke and Gibbins
in Bangkok.Ms. Koenig also organized and directed private sector business seminars for USAID in Somalia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Clients have included General Electric
, The Mirage Hotel, and Green Engineering.Ms. Koenig arranged a promotional tour to Thailand for then Deputy Director of NASA and Astronaut Col.
Fred Gregory, to strengthen US/Thai relations, organizing all news conferences, speaking engagements, and formal receptions for the tour.The Board of Investment (BOI) in Thailand
twice awarded Ms. Koenig Certificates of Achievement and was appointed by the Prime Minister of Thailand a Mini-Ambassador.
After living in Thailand for seven years she
returned to New York City and organized for the New York Women's Agenda a fund raising and award ceremony attended by approximately 3,000 of the top women CEO's in the country with then, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as keynote speaker and Gloria Steinem as moderator.Ms. Koenig
was responsible for having the event televised live on C-Span, CNN
, and major New York City stations.She
also developed marketing and public relations programs for the Iatros Health Network, Schiavone Corporation
and several others.Ms. Koenig
has appeared as a Keynote Speaker at the United Nations/ESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand, the Bangkok Masons and the Bangkok Women's Forum
has also addressed the World Affairs Council
in San Diego, CA, the USC
IBEAR MBA Program in Los Angeles, the Women in International Trade in San Francisco, CA and the Women's World Congress in Denver, CO.She is a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Dispute Resolution Section, and the Franchising Forum.She is also a member of the New Haven County Bar Association, the Connecticut Building Congress, serving on the 2004 and 2005 committee of the Robert J. LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing which benefits the Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.Ms. Koenig
spends one month a year in Cuba running private educational tours.Born and raised in Southern California, Ms. Koenig was educated at Long Beach City College in California and Loyola University in Chicago, IL.She
also speaks Spanish, Italian, basic Thai and basic French.