Soccer is a very important part of my life. I hold a Soccer Players' Agent License issued by the United States Soccer Federation in accordance with licensing requirements of FIFA, the governing body for global soccer. This license enables me to represent soccer players and teams worldwide.
I play on two "old boys" teams: Red Zingers (over 50) and Bainbridge island United (over 55) in the Greater Seattle Soccer League. It's a lot of fun and we get to play against some former pros from the old North American Soccer League, guys I used to pay to watch play.
I got into soccer in Denmark in the early 1970s thanks to my wife's brother, sister and father all of whom were heavily into the Danish national team. I've followed Denmark and its club teams including FC Copenhagen and Odense Boldklub since then and was lucky enough to have been in Copenhagen when Denmark won the European Championship in 1992. I have several friends in Denmark who played professionally and for the Danish national team. Some of them are now coaches.
In 2009 I attended a Copa Libertadores match at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, and Boca Juniors became another favorite of mine. Unfortunately for Boca, their performance has declined steadily since then! I also follow Estudiantes and Independiente.
A Seattle Sounders FC inaugural season ticketholder, I look forward to great success for the team, and to Portland and Vancouver joining the fray in 2011!
Languages Spoken: Danish
Licensed since 1976
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|S. Fred Bruhn Award||Association of Washington Business||2010|
|Heavy Lifter||Association of Washington Business||2004|
|Heavy Lifter||Association of Washington Business||1999|
|Totem Award||Puget Sound Chapter, Public Relations Society of America||1996|
|Shareholder||Lane Powell PC||1994 - Present|
|V.P.; Sr. V.P., General Counsel, Corporate Secretary||Blue Cross of Washington & Alaska||1987 - 1994|
|Assistant V.P. and Counsel||The Great-West Life Assurance Company||1983 - 1987|
|Counsel||National Farmers Union Insurance Companies||1981 - 1983|
|Trial Attorney; Senior Trial Attorney||NJ Office of Public Defender-Essex County Adult Region||1977 - 1981|
|Judicial Clerk||Superior Court of New Jersey-Essex County||1976 - 1977|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Health Insurance Partnership Board||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Foundation for Health Care Quality||Chairman; Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|Washington Health Services Commission, Stakeholders' Advisory Committee||Committee Member||1994 - 1994|
|Association of Washington Business||Board of Directors; Executive Committee||1993 - Present|
|Governor's Transitional Task Force for Health Care Reform||Member||1992 - 1993|
|Alliance for Health Care Reform||Carrier Representative||1992 - 1993|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|National Health Lawyers Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys||Member||1988 - Present|
|Association of Life Insurance Counsel||Member||1986 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES & ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON BUSINESS v Insurance Commissioner||Granted motion for summary judgment; not appealed.|
|In the Matter of the Acquisition of PacifiCare of Washington||Order approving acquisition of control entered|
|In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition and Control of National Merit Insurance Company||Order issued approving acquisition of control|
|Washington Business||"Limited Government Involvement: A Better Cure for What Ails Health Care"||2009|
|Seattle Business Monthly||"Health Care Commitments and Realities: Facing a Difficult Economy, President Obama Will Find Health Reform a Challenging Promise to Keep"||2009|
|Washington Business||Legal Matters: "Association Health Care Plans Work"||2007|
|New York University School of Law||International Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1979|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Washington and Lee University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Association of Washington Business Spring meeting||Making Sense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act||2010|
|Healthcare Forum||Interview with Insurance Commissioner Kreidler||2005|
|Health Law Section Meeting Program||2005 Session of the Washington State Legislature Healthcare Agenda :||2005|
|Northwest Regional Ambulatory Surgery Conference||Legislative and Regulatory Developments||2000|