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Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    23 years
  2. Agriculture: 15%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    23 years
  4. Computer Fraud: 5%
    15 years

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  • Mark S Britton

    Mike was our external employment counsel at my old company. We consistently received accurate, thoughtful and timely advice from him. Truly a gifted lawyer that understands client service.


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Contact info

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Columbia Tower
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6100
Seattle, WA, 98104-7043


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Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
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SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
SuperLawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Partner of the YearDorsey & Whitney LLP2001
Summa Cum LaudeSanta Clara University School of Law1992
Editor-in-ChiefSanta Clara University Law Review1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-Chair, Computer Fraud & Abuse Practice GroupDorsey & Whitney LLP2005 - Present
PartnerDorsey & Whitney LLP1999 - Present
Employment & Labor Practice HeadDorsey & Whitney, LLP2010 - 2013
Partner-in-Charge, SeattleDorsey & Whitney LLP2007 - 2010
PartnerLittler Mendelson1992 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association for Corporate GrowthFounding Member1997 - 2007
Society for Human Resource ManagementMember1986 - 2015
Publication nameTitleDate
Law.comLowering Risks of Employee Data Theft2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteFederal Wage and Hour Law2008
Upper Midwest Employment Law InstituteCalifornia Wage and Hour Law2008
Legislative & Employment Law ConferenceKeynote Speaker2007
Annual MeetingQuirky Questions in Employment Law2007
Legislative & Employment Law ConferenceKeynote Speaker2006
Legislative & Employment Law ConferenceKeynote Speaker2005
Legislative & Employment Law ConferenceKeynote Speaker2004
Quarterly MeetingExecutive Agreements In Uncertain Times,2003