A native of Massachusetts, Carissa grew up outside of Boston in Sharon, MA. In 2004, Carissa graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a degree in Computer Science and Communications. Prior to beginning her legal career, Carissa worked as a consultant in the technology industry during which time she designed, developed and implemented customer relationship management software. In 2006, Carissa attended New York University School of Law. Upon graduation, Carissa began her legal career as a litigator in the New York City office of a large international law firm. Carissa focused her legal practice on complex commercial litigation, insurance, and regulatory compliance. After leaving New York City and prior to settling in the Berkshires, Carissa spent over nine months driving across the country and enjoying her passion for rock climbing, hiking and exploring the outdoors.
“U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Federal Circuit In LG Electronics Case And Limits A Patent Holder’s Ability To Demand Downstream Royalties On The Use Of A Product,” Kelsey I. Nix, Heather M. Schneider & Carissa Mann, in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Vol. 16, No. 8, August 2008.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Carissa is a member of the Berkshire Leadership Program Class of 2015, which seeks to prepare, sustain and integrate leaders in the region who are committed to addressing community challenges and improving quality of life in the Berkshires. Carissa also is a member of the board of directors of Greenagers, a local nonprofit that engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management.