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  1. Corporate: 50%
    43 years
  2. Investment Fraud: 20%
    36 years
  3. M & A: 20%
    43 years
  4. Financial Services: 10%
    26 years

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Perkins Coie

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


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedBest Lawyers in America1991
ListedBest Lawyers in America1990
ListedBest Lawyers in America1989
ListedBest Lawyers in America1988
ListedBest Lawyers in America1987
ListedBest Lawyers in America1986
ListedBest Lawyers in America1985
ListedBest Lawyers in America1984
ListedBest Lawyers in America1983
Order of the CoifCornell Law School1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselPerkins Coie LLP2008 - Present
Vice Chairman and Chief Legal OfficerRussell Investments1992 - 2008
Associate (1972-1977) and Partner (1978-1991)Bogle & Gates1972 - 1991
CaptainUnited States Marine Corps1965 - 1969
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionChair, Committee on Corporate Laws2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Audit Committee2010 - Present
American Bar Association - Section of Business LawChair2008 - 2009
American Bar AssociationChair, Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems2003 - 2006
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionChair, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee1991 - 1995
American Bar Association - Business Law SectionCommittee on Corporate Laws1983 - 1989
Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionChair1979 - 1980
Publication nameTitleDate
The Business LawyerVolume 622007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Syracuse UniversityBusinessMBA1970
Princeton UniversityChemical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seattle University School of Law Directors AcademyAudit Commmittee Issues 20102010
San Francisco Bank Attorneys MeetingRepresenting Bank Boards of Directors in Financial Crisis2010
Russell Investments Wealth Management ConferenceFinancial Crisis - Causes and Solutions2010
Institutional Investor Forum 2010Avoiding Fraud and Other Operational Blowups2010
Institute for Internal AuditorsAudit Committees and the Internal Audit Function2010
D.A. Davidson Financial Services ConferenceFinancial Institutions and the Financial Crisis2010
Chair, King County Bar Panel Presentation on Dodd-FrankDodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act2010
ABA Business Law Section WebcastTransition Managment - Legal Issues and Traps for the Unwary2010
ABA Business Law Section Spring MeetingTransition Managment - Legal Issues and Traps for the Unwary2010
Institutional Investor SummitInstitutional Investments2009
Business Law Section Mid-Year MeetingKeynote Speaker - The Current Economic Crisis: Shaping the Agenda for Regulatory Reform2009