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  1. Securities: 30%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
  3. Energy & Utilities: 20%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Venture Capital: 10%

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K&L Gates

925 Fourth Avenue Suite 2900
Seattle, WA, 98104


TXInactive 200010/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News2015
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News2014
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Washington Rising Stars 2012Super Lawyers2012
Washington Rising Stars 2011Super Lawyers2011
Washington Rising Stars 2010Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerK&L Gates LLP2005 - Present
Associate / CounselAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP1999 - 2005
Summer AssociateFulbright & Jaworski LLP1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationBusiness Law Section1999 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Chapter in Selected Issues in Equity Compensation (published by he National Center for Employee Ownership)• State Securities Law Considerations for Equity Compensation Plans2015
K&L Gates Executive Compensation AlertSEC Proposes Rules on Clawback Policies & Other Dodd-Frank Act Executive Compensation Updates2015
Chapter in Securities Practice Guide (published by LexisNexis)Navigating the Proxy Rules2015
K&L Gates Corporate Alert• SEC Addresses Use of Social Media for Public Company Disclosures2013
Washington State Business Law Section NewsletterOverview and Update on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act2012
K&L Gates Securities AlertSEC Posts Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure2010
K&L Gates Securities AlertSEC Approves Interpretive Release on Climate Change Disclosure2010
Advising Business Clients in a Struggling EconomyPersonal Liability for Actions of Washington Corporations2010
K&L Gates Securities Alert, July 21, 2010Dodd-Frank Act Includes Immediate Change to "Accredited Investor" Definition for Natural Persons2010
K&L Gates Climate Change ReportAddressing Climate Change Through Corporate Governance2009
K&L Gates Climate Change ReportClimate Change Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements2009
K&L Gates Climate Change ReportClimate CHange Disclosure for Public Companies2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston, Bauer College of BusinessN/AM.B.A.1999
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Gonzaga UniversityN/AB.B.A.1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2015
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2014
The JOBS ActImpact of JOBS Act on Preferred Stock Terms2013
Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals Western Regional ConferenceSocial Media and the Corporate Secretary2013
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2013
The JOBS ActImpact of JOBS Act on Preferred Stock Terms2012
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2012
Capital Raising and the JOBS Act: What Business Owners Need to KnowCrowdfunding and Regulation A+2012
Women in the ProfessionSpeaker and Moderator, Leadership through Board Service2011
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2011
SEC Hot Topics InstituteSEC Hot Topics2010
Public Companies: Understanding and Complying with Federal Securities Laws in Today's Challenging MarketplaceIssues for Public Companies2010
Corporate & Securities Law InsightsInternational & Cross Border Capital Transacitons2010
Advising Clients in a Struggling EconomyPersonal Liability for Actions of the Entity2010
National Contract Management Administration (Seattle chapter)Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors - Key Considerations2009
Public Companies: Understanding and Complying with the Federal Securitise Laws in Today's Challenging MarketplacePreparing for the 2009 Proxy Season2008