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Practice Areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
    26 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    23 years
  3. Business: 25%
    26 years
  4. Licensing: 20%
    26 years

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Contact Info

Clearwater Paper Corporation

601 W. Riverside
Suite 1100
Spokane, WA, 99201



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Member of the YearWashington Women Lawyers, Spokane County Chapter1995
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate General CounselClearwater Paper Corporation2009 - Present
Owner & AttorneyVirtual Counsel2004 - 2009
CounselVanessa Behan Crisis Nursery2002 - 2006
Of CounselPaine Hamblen Coffin Brooke & Miller LLP2000 - 2003
General CounselItronix Corporation1992 - 2000
Contract AdministratorItron, Inc.1989 - 1992
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Vanessa Behan Crisis NurseryCo-chair, Board of Trustees2007 - 2008
Leadership SpokaneMember, Class 20052005 - 2005
Vanessa Behan Crisis NurseryTrustee and Counsel2002 - 2006
Washington Women LawyersMember, State Board2000 - 2001
Washington State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel SectionExecutive Committee1997 - 2008
Spokane Corporate Counsel GroupCo-founder1994 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers, Spokane ChapterPresident1993 - 1994
Women Helping WomenTable Captain1993 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers, Spokane ChapterVice President1992 - 1993
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington CEOIs There a Lawyer in the House?”. - quoted in article2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of Law LawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific International LawDiplomaN/A
Pacific Lutheran UniversityBiologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Pacific Lutheran UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Starting A Business in Washington State - class presentationA check list of legal issues to consider for success2008
Ethics Tips for In-House Counsel and Business Lawyers: A Road Map for Steering Clear of Ethical Traps for the Busy LawyerCo-chair2008
Corporate Counsel InstituteCo-Chair2007
Ethics for Corporate Counsel: The New Rules and Recent Trends in ProfessionaCo-Chair2006
Corporate Counsel InstituteCo- Chair2005
Corporate Counsel InstituteCo-Chair, moderated the session “Audit/Accounting Issues; New Trends in the Audit Process/Audit Committees”2003
Corporate Counsel InstituteCo-Chair2001
Corporate Counsel InstituteCo-Chair1999