Michael Stoler

Innovator, problem-solver, fact-finder, organizer, analyzer, team player.


Corporate Research Specialist
Shearman & Sterling LLP, remote (April 2022 to February 2023)
Research Analyst
Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, Ca. (June 2017 to September 2019), Washington, D.C. (September 2019 to March 2020), remote (March 2020 to April 2022)
Part-time Reference Assistant
San Francisco Law Library, San Francisco, Ca. (February 2017 to September 2019)
Provided circulation and legal reference services to the public.

Temporary Law Librarian
Taylor & Associates, Albany, Ca. (September 2016 to present)
Covered for librarian at mid-sized firm in San Francisco as needed.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, San Francisco, Ca. (August 2014 to August 2016; Assistant Librarian, August 2006 to August 2014)
Freelance Cataloger
(August 2006 to February 2011)
Cataloged private collection of law books, from 17th to 20th centuries, for prominent attorney.

Cataloging Intern (Library Assistant II)
The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley, (January to September 2006)
Cataloged pamphlets from the French Revolutionary era in local and national systems, using Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books, and performed subject classification using Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Case Clerk
Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller, San Francisco, Ca. (February 2003 to April 2005)
Library Assistant
Taylor and Associates, Albany, Ca. (December 2002 to February 2003)
Producer, Screenwriter, Co-Director
"Reservoir Jedi" (June 2002 to June 2004)
Knowledge Architect
ejemoni, inc. (now H5 Technologies), San Francisco, Ca. (November 2000 to May 2001)
Test Administrator and Evaluator
Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, San Francisco, Ca. (June 1999 to November 2000)
Library Researcher
Advanced Information Consultants (AIC), Canton, Mich. (December 1998 to December 1999) EBSCO Document Services (EBSCOdoc), Burlingame, Ca. (November 1994 to July 1998)
ESS Inc., Fremont, Ca. (March 1993 to November 1993)
Based on knowledge of phonetics, used special proprietary data compression software to analyze and code speech and sound effects for recording on computer chips.

Teacher, Latin and Social Studies
The Academy, Berkeley, Ca. (September 1992 to June 1993)
Teacher, Latin, French, and English
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria, Va. (June 1990 to June 1992)


San José State University, School of Library and Information Science
Master's of Library and Information Science, December 2006

City College of San Francisco
Spring 2004: Introduction to Legal Writing
Fall 2003: Introduction to Legal Assisting

Peralta Community Colleges, Berkeley and Oakland, Ca.
Fall 2005: Beginning Conversational Spanish (continuation)
Summer 2005: Beginning Conversational Spanish
Spring 2003: Java Programming
Fall 1998: Computer-related Mathematics, C Programming, Introduction to Statistics

UC Berkeley Extension
Fall 2000: Editorial Workshop I: Introduction to Copyediting
Spring 1998: Introduction to Forensic Sciences

UC Berkeley Summer School
1992: Intensive Ancient Greek

Harvard University,Cambridge, Mass., 1989, B.A. with Honors, Linguistics (with Classics)
  • Specialized in historical linguistics, relationships of words and languages in family trees, and etymological processes.
  • Classes in French, Russian, German, Latin, Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Church Slavonic.
  • Wrote senior thesis on puns, linguistic ambiguity, and sound and sense associations; created organizational and classificational schema for puns reflecting accepted divisions of the field of linguistics.
  • Activities: Marching band; drama and musical theater
  • Awards: Boylston Prize for Elocution (1988, 1989); Quincy House Scroll (1989)


Proficient in French; intermediate Spanish and Portuguese; Russian, German, Spanish; Latin (used to teach); Ancient Greek; beginning Hebrew.

Strong experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, also Access, Explorer, Powerpoint, Filemaker Pro, HTML; some C and Java; Video Studio and Movie Maker


REFERENCES: Available on request