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Soccer is a very important part of my life.  I hold a Soccer Players' Agent License issued by the United States Soccer Federation in accordance with licensing requirements of FIFA, the governing body for global soccer.  This license enables me to represent soccer players and teams worldwide. 

I play on two "old boys" teams:  Red Zingers (over 50) and Bainbridge island United (over 55) in the Greater Seattle Soccer League.  It's a lot of fun and we get to play against some former pros from the old North American Soccer League, guys I used to pay to watch play.

I got into soccer in Denmark in the early 1970s thanks to my wife's brother, sister and father all of whom were heavily into the Danish national team.  I've followed Denmark and its club teams including FC Copenhagen and Odense Boldklub since then and was lucky enough to have been in Copenhagen when Denmark won the European Championship in 1992.  I have several friends in Denmark who played professionally and for the Danish national team.  Some of them are now coaches.

In 2009 I attended a Copa Libertadores match at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, and Boca Juniors became another favorite of mine.  Unfortunately for Boca, their performance has declined steadily since then!  I also follow Estudiantes and Independiente. 

A Seattle Sounders FC inaugural season ticketholder, I look forward to great success for the team, and to Portland and Vancouver joining the fray in 2011!


Languages spoken: Danish

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
  2. Insurance: 45%
  3. Contracts: 5%


Payment types:

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Lane Powell

1420 Fifth Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-2375

1420 Fifth Ave Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
S. Fred Bruhn AwardAssociation of Washington Business2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Heavy LifterAssociation of Washington Business2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Heavy LifterAssociation of Washington Business1999
Totem AwardPuget Sound Chapter, Public Relations Society of America1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC1994 - Present
V.P.; Sr. V.P., General Counsel, Corporate SecretaryBlue Cross of Washington & Alaska1987 - 1994
Assistant V.P. and CounselThe Great-West Life Assurance Company1983 - 1987
CounselNational Farmers Union Insurance Companies1981 - 1983
Trial Attorney; Senior Trial AttorneyNJ Office of Public Defender-Essex County Adult Region1977 - 1981
Judicial ClerkSuperior Court of New Jersey-Essex County1976 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Health Insurance Partnership BoardBoard Member2008 - Present
Foundation for Health Care QualityChairman; Board of Directors2007 - Present
Association of Washington BusinessBoard of Directors; Executive Committee1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
National Health Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - Present
Washington State Society of Healthcare AttorneysMember1988 - Present
Association of Life Insurance CounselMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Washington Health Services Commission, Stakeholders' Advisory CommitteeCommittee Member1994 - 1994
Governor's Transitional Task Force for Health Care ReformMember1992 - 1993
Alliance for Health Care ReformCarrier Representative1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES & ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON BUSINESS v Insurance CommissionerGranted motion for summary judgment; not appealed.
In the Matter of the Acquisition of PacifiCare of WashingtonOrder approving acquisition of control entered
In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition and Control of National Merit Insurance CompanyOrder issued approving acquisition of control
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawInternational LawLL.M - Master of Laws1979
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Washington and Lee UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Washington Business Spring meetingMaking Sense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act2010
Healthcare ForumInterview with Insurance Commissioner Kreidler2005
Health Law Section Meeting Program2005 Session of the Washington State Legislature Healthcare Agenda :2005
Northwest Regional Ambulatory Surgery ConferenceLegislative and Regulatory Developments2000