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Randy Jarl Aliment

Randy Jarl Aliment

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Litigation, Securities & Investment Fraud, Education

Randy Aliment

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My practice emphasizes commercial law advice, business litigation and higher education law. I have represented clients in numerous state and federal courts and administrative bodies in several states and Canada. I have negotiated agreements on behalf of clients involved in commercial transactions in Europe, the Middle East and China. I collaborate extensively with the firm's Chinese affiliate, Duan & Duan, working in their offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong in my representation of U.S. and Chinese entities in various transactions, agreements and joint ventures.  


 


My experience includes national coordinating counsel in mass tort litigation, securities fraud litigation and contract negotiations on behalf of sports figures. I joined the firm in 1980 and served as its Chairman from 1994-1996.  I currently serve on the Williams Kastner board of directors. 


 


I have repeatedly been recognized as an outstanding Pacific Northwest lawyer including: Washington Law & Politics Super Lawyers, several years; Best Lawyers in America in 2013; Who’s Who of International Business Lawyers each year since 2011; Seattle Magazine in 2007; Seattle Business Monthly as one of Seattle’s Best Business Lawyers in 2007; and Washington CEO magazine in 2006. In 2012, I was named a recipient of the University of Puget Sound’s Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award. In 2010, I was nominated for the King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Outstanding Mentor Award.


 


I was in Paris in June 2010 to sign a memorandum of understanding between the American Bar Association and the UIA International Association of Lawyers headquartered in Paris, France.  Signing for the UIA was President Corrado De Martini of Rome, Italy.  Following the signing, we attended the program and reception acknowledging the 200th anniversary of the Paris Bar Association with the Keynote address by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. (see photos)


 


I was also invited by Governor Christine Gregoire of the State of Washington to join her on a trade delegation to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, China in September, 2010.


 


Below is a list of press releases:


 


"People on the Move," Puget Sound Business Journal, July 25, 2012.


 


"Distinguished Alumni Celebrated at University of Puget Sound," University of Puget Sound Campus News, July 17, 2012.


 


“Chinese Trade Delegation to Meet at ABA Meeting to Explore Legal Requirements for Foreign Business and Investment,” ABA Now, June 1, 2012.


 


"Seattle Lawyer Randy Aliment Begins Term as Chair of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section," ABA Now, August 10, 2011.


 


“ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Addresses Disaster Preparedness & Response With Year-Long Program Series,” ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, June 17, 2011.


 


"Seattle lawyer Randy Aliment nominated as vice chair of American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section," ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, February 19, 2009.


 


I also served as the "go-to" source for local and national media members seeking legal commentary on the June 2008 trial between the City of Seattle and the Sonics. Here are links to my interviews with the media, regarding the June 16-26, 2008 courtroom showdown in Seattle over the KeyArena lease dispute.


 


6/18/08: KJR 950 AM Sports Radio: Interview with talk-show host Dave 'Softy' Mahler


 


6/17/08: KIRO 710 AM Radio: Interview with KIRO Morning News host Jane Shannon and Jason Brooks


 


6/16/08: KUOW 94.9 FM Radio: "Sonics Trial Starts Today" - Interview with Derek Wang
For web version, click here


 


6/15/08: Seattle Times: "Attorneys in Sonics case described as tenacious, polite" - Jim Brunner


 


6/10/08: Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Judge's rulings in KeyArena case give Sonics early victories" - Greg Johns


 


6/6/08: KING 5 TV: "Sonics Pre-Trial Motions to Begin"


 


6/6/08: KIRO 710 Radio: "Both Sides Meet ahead of Sonics court battle" - Jim Valley  (click here for web version)


 


6/4/08: Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Sonics, Seattle outline their trial tactics" - Greg Johns


 


6/3/08: Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "A Sonics trial may get ugly -- an expert says" - Greg Johns


 


4/24/08: KING 5 TV: "Schultz Lawsuit" - Interview with reporter Chris Daniels


 


4/15/08: KJR 950 AM SPORTS RADIO: Interview with talk-show host Dave 'Softy' Mahler


  

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Languages Spoken: Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 30%
  3. Education: 20%

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Contact Info

Williams Kastner

601 Union St Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1368

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198105/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America - Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers2014
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Who's Who of International Business LawyersWho's Who2014
Best Lawyers in America - Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers2013
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Who's Who of International Business LawyersWho's Who2013
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement AwardUniversity of Puget Sound2012
Who's Who of International Business LawyersWho's Who2012
Who's Who of International Business LawersWho's Who Legal2011
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Seattle's Best Business LawyersSeattle Business Monthly Magazine2007
Outstanding Pacific Northwest LawyerSeattle Magazine2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Outstanding Lawyer AwardWashington CEO Magazine2006
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2004
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1981 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Union Internationale des Avocats International Association of LawyersExecutive Committee2014 - Present
Italian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific NorthwestPresident2013 - Present
Italian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific NorthwestSecretary-Treasurer2011 - 2012
Italian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific NorthwestBoard of Directors2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationChair Elect2011 - Present
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Advisory BoardN/A2010 - Present
Trade Development Alliance of Greater SeattleBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Union Internationale des Avocats International Association of LawyersSecretary/Treasurer, USA National Committee2009 - 2011
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionVice-Chair2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionFinancial Officer2008 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, International Practice SectionExecutive Committee2008 - 2011
Union Internationale des Avocats International Association of LawyersDelegate2008 - Present
National University System - National University, City University of Seattle, John F. Kennedy UniversityChairman, Board of Governors, City University2007 - 2009
City UniversityChairman, Board of Governors2007 - 2008
American Bar AssociationFinancial Committee2007 - Present
City UniversityBoard of Governors2006 - Present
National University System - National University, City University of Seattle, John F. Kennedy UniversityBoard of Governors2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionProgram Chair, Legal Ethics Program2005 - 2005
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionSteering Committee2005 - 2008
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionProgram Chair, Hot Topics in Environmental Law2004 - 2004
Junior Achievement of WashingtonBoard Member2004 - 2007
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionFinancial Committee2004 - 2005
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionCouncil2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionProgram Chair, Legal Ethics Program2003 - 2003
American Bar Association, Toxic Tort and Environmental Law CommitteeChair2003 - 2004
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionArrangements Chair, Midyear Meeting2003 - 2003
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMeetings Planning and Orientation Training Committee2002 - 2003
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionContinuing Legal Education Board2002 - 2003
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionChair, Business Litigation Committee2001 - 2002
National University System - National University, City University of Seattle, John F. Kennedy UniversityGeneral Counsel, City University2000 - 2006
City UniversityGeneral Counsel2000 - 2006
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionContinuing Legal Education Board1999 - 2000
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionChair, Standing Committee on Public Relations1999 - 2000
Fairwood Golf & Country ClubPresident1997 - 1998
Fairwood Golf & Country ClubBoard of Trustees1996 - 1999
American Bar AssociationJudge, Nationals Finals ABA Negotiation Competition1991 - 1991
University of Puget Sound Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors1989 - 1991
Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures CommitteeMember1988 - 1991
Washington State Bar Association, Law School Liaison CommitteeMember1982 - 1987
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Council on Law in Higher EducationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationFellowN/A
Washington China Relations CouncilMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, International Law SectionMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Tort Source: A Publication of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionMagna Carta’s Legacy Spans the Centuries2015
eBookInvest Washington2014
Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound Manufacturing ConferenceConflict Minerals – Get the Facts!2014
Torino Piemonte AerospaceSupply Chain Opportunities in Washington State2014
Sports Law Commission, Union Internationale Des Avocats CongressMixed Martial Arts Opportunities in China2014
Litigation Commission, Union Internationale Des Avocats CongressLitigation in US Federal Court2014
ABA JournalABA responds to Superstorm Sandy with a reinforced disaster response plan2013
ABA JournalSerb Leader is Tried by an International Tribunal2013
King County Bar BulletinA Man of Great Values2012
The Brief, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionThe Rule of Law, Shakespeare, and Lawyers as Catalysts for Change2012
Washington State Bar NewsHow Prepared Are We for Cyber Attacks and Other Disasters?2012
The Brief, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionInsurance: TIPS’s Franchise and Brand Are Critical Ingredients in Economic Recovery2012
The Brief, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionInsurance: TIPS’s Franchise and Brand Are Critical Ingredients in Economic Recovery2012
ABA NowChinese Trade Delegation to Meet at ABA Meeting to Explore Legal Requirements for Foreign Business and Investment2012
eItaliaUSAItaly-West Meets USA-West2012
University of Puget Sound Campus NewsDistinguished Alumni Celebrated at University of Puget Sound2012
Juriste InternationalAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in International Business Transactions2012
The Brief, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionThe Breadth and Depth of TIPS Forge Strengths and Opportunities2012
King County Bar BulletinClearing the Air on Obamacare... or Not2012
Corporate CounselPost-Sandy, In-House Counsel Plan Ahead for the Next Storm2012
Union Internationale Des Avocats (UIA)Preparing for and Responding to Disasters Caused by Acts of Nature2012
The Metropolitan Corporate CounselWashington State: Challenges, Opportunities and a Trade Mission2011
The Metropolitan Corporate CounselDoing Business in Washington State Debuts in China2011
ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Addresses Disaster Preparedness & Response With Year-Long Program Series2011
ABA NowSeattle Lawyer Randy Aliment Begins Term as Chair of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section2011
ABA JournalReadying for Trouble2011
The Brief, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionPredicting the Unpredictable: Disaster Initiative Highlights a Year of Firsts2011
The Metropolitan Corporate CounselThe Pacific Northwest: And a Law Firm Close to China2010
Washington State Bar NewsDoing Business in Washington State; Debuts in China2010
KCBA Bar BulletinABA Brings Program to Seattle2010
Juriste International"The Advantages of Insurance Providers when Entering New Markets"2010
Seattle Times"Washington Tries to Lure China Investors"2010
Puget Sound Business Journal"How Savvy Local Investors When Astray"2010
Washington State Bar Association"Doing Business in Washington State; A Guide for Foreign Business and Investment: Commercial Litigation"2010
Washington State Bar Association"Editor of Doing Business in Washington State; A Guide for Foreign Business and Investment"2010
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel"The Pacific Northwest — The Gateway to China"2009
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel"The ABA Section Goes to China"2009
The Brief"Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Business Transactions"2009
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel"Alternative Dispute Resolution In International Business Transactions"2009
Washington State Bar Association Fourth Annual Civil Litigation Institute"The Art of a Successfully Negotiated Settlement: Getting the Results You Want1998
Washington Thoroughbred"Washington Changes Its Agister Lien Law: More Rights for Breeders, More Burdens for Owners"1993
Washington Thoroughbred"Tax Advice for Thoroughbred Owners: Improving Your Odds at an Audit"1993
Washington Journal"Recovery Actions Become Vital With Costly Cleanups"1992
National Business Institute"Who Will Pay the Bill?"1992
Washington Thoroughbred"Limited Partnerships: Stable Investment Vehicles"1990
Newsletter of Tort and Insurance Practice SectionSelf Insurance Agreement Provides Coverage for Claim Against1990

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1980
University of Puget SoundN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Union Internationale Des AdvocatesThe Pitfalls of Cross Border Joint Ventures, Transaction and Litigation Risks2010
Trade Development Alliance of Greater SeattleChina Moving Forward2010
The Business of Sports - 2009 Sports Law CLESonics Litigation2009
Legal Challenges to Chinese Companies Doing Business in the United StatesAlternative Dispute Resolution in International Business Transactions: Planning for The Future By Drafting ADR Clauses for Your Commercial Contracts2009
Indian Country Goes Pro!Negotiating & Drafting Talent Agreements for Indian Businesses and Athletes2009
Going Global: Essential International Law for Business TransactionsDispute Resolution2008
Alternative Dispute ResolutionAlternative Dispute Resolution in International Business Transactions; ADR Clauses for Your Commercial Contracts2007
American Bar AssociationDirect and Cross-Examination of an Expert Witness in a Mass Tort Case--Evidentiary and Strategic Issues2003
Washington State Bar Association ConferenceNegotiating Settlements--Preparation, Methods, Strategies2001
Alternative Dispute ResolutionADR in the Environmental and Toxi Tort Context2000