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  1. Business: 50%
  2. M & A: 25%
  3. Securities Offerings: 25%

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Perkins Coie LLP

1201 3rd Ave
Suite 4800
Seattle, WA, 98101-3266


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Leading Business LawyersChambers USA2010
America's Leading Business LawyersChambers USA2009
America's Leading Business LawyersChambers USA2008
Avvo Top Mergers/Acquisitions LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
America's Leading Business LawyersChambers USA2007
Washington's Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
America's Leading Business LawyersChambers USA2006
Listed - Corporate GovernanceWho's Who Legal2006
Washington's Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
America's Leading Business LawyersChambers USA2005
Washington's Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Corporate Directors, Seattle-Northwest ChapterDirector2003 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionChair1993 - 1994
Hispanic Bar Association of Washington, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeChair1992 - 1994
Publication nameTitleDate
Deal LawyersCompetitive Bidding in M&A Transactions: Delaware Court Enforces Deal Protections and Recognizes Common Law Fraud Claims2010
VC ExpertsIn a Leveraged Buyout With a Controlling Stockholder, Loyal Directors Must Actively Negotiate2009
LexisNexis publicationLyondell Chemical Corp v. Ryan: Delaware Supreme Court Holds Board's Accelerated Process for Sale of Company Did Not Constitute Bad Faith Breach of Revlon Duties2009
Corporate Governance Advisor"Director, Assess Thyself: Board Self-Evaluations, an Emerging Best Practice2005
Securities Regulatory Update"Leaky Raincoats After Disney: Time to Reincorporate in a Model Act State?"2003
Practical Lawyer"CEO and CFO Certifications under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act"2002
The M&A Lawyer"Observations of an 'Outside' Outside Director: A Weyerhaeuser Nominee on the Willamette Board"2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northwest Directors SeriesThe Government Is Watching--Enforcement, Investigations and Board Oversight2010
Northwest Directors SeriesExit Strategies: The Board's Role in M&A2008
Center on Corporations, Law & SocietyNo Seat at the Table: Women in the Corporate Boardroom2007
Bowne & Co., Inc./Practicing Law InstituteMergers & Acquisitions Trends and Developments2005
Bowne & Co., Inc./Practicing Law InstituteCorporate Governance Reform — New Developments in Securities Laws2005
Seattle-Northwest Chapter of NACD / Seattle, WADirector Duties, Liabilities and Ethical Protection: What Every Director Needs to Know2005
Mergers and Acquisitions in Today’s Market SeminarBoard Fiduciary Duties2004
Directors and Officers in the SpotlightLiability, Indemnification and Insurance2003
Corporate Governance Conference / Washington, D.C.How to Meet Shareholder & Regulatory Demands through Board & Management Excellence2002