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I serve as the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of American Seafoods Group, the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. My practice is by necessity general in nature, but involves a heavy concentration of corporate, M&A, securities, debt finance and employment law. I've been practicing for 12 years in the Seattle area and am a graduate of the University of Washington law school.


Languages spoken: Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 25%
    21 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    21 years
  3. Debt Agreements: 20%
    21 years
  4. Employment: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Matthew William Runkel

    Matthew D. Latimer is one of the most outstanding younger lawyers I have worked with and supervised over the years. He is conscientious, extremely knowledgeable, creative and a true pleasure to be around.


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Contact info

2025 1st Ave Ste 900
Seattle, WA, 98121-3123


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Rising StarN/A2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Legal Officer and General CounselAmerican Seafoods Group LLC2003 - Present
Of CounselDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2003 - 2004
AssociateCooley Godward LLP1999 - 2003
AssociateDorsey & Whitney1999 - 1999
AssociateBogle & Gates PLLC1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington Bar AssociateMember1995 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Law ReviewGilding the Iron Rice Bowl: The Illusion of Shareholder Rights in ChinaN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
Brigham Young UniversityChineseBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A Comprehensive Tour of Key Legal Areas for Corporate CounselSarbanes-Oxley and Corporate Governance2006
Meeting of Snohomish County CPA AssociationAnatomy of an Acquisition2004
Meeting of Shanghai Bar AssociationGoing Public in the United States2004
Firstforward Matchmaking Event IIITrends in U.S. Venture Capital Financing2002
BC Biotechnology AssociationTrends in U.S. Venture Capital Markets2002