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Foster Pepper PLLC

1111 3rd Avenue Suite 3400

Seattle, WA, 98101-3264

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  1. Public Finance: 75%
  2. State & Local Law: 25%

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AKActive Out of State200301/16/2013
ORActive200207/16/2016
WAActive199407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in America (Public Finance Law)Best Lawyers in America2010
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2009
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearFoster Pepper PLLC2008
Deal of the Year, Far West Region Small IssuerThe Bond Buyer2007
Deal of the Year, Far West Region Small IssuerThe Bond Buyer2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFoster Pepper2005 - Present
AttorneyOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe2001 - 2005
AttorneyFoster Pepper1997 - 2001
Legislative AnalystSeattle City Council1994 - 1997
AssociateMorgan Stanley & Co.1986 - 1990
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alaska Government Finance Officers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Alaska Municipal Attorneys AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Association of Bond LawyersMember1997 - Present
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysMember1997 - Present
Washington Finance Officers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Southeast Youth & Family ServicesMember, Board of Directors2010 - 2015
Washington AppleseedMember, Board of Directors2006 - 2008
SafeFutures Youth CenterTreasurer, Board of Directors2000 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Little Deli Marts, Inc. v. City of KentCity's assessment upheld
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Columbia UniversityN/APhD - Doctorate1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CDFA Washington Financing RoundtableNavigating Washington's Constitutional Limitations for Economic Development Finance2015
Annual Ferries ConferenceFunding the Solution2015
Washington Finance Officers Association Annual ConferenceDebt: We're Not Detroit!2014
Public-Private Partnership Projects (P3)Practical Implications of Open Government Transparency Requirements2014
IMLA Mid-Year SeminarRecent SEC Enforcement Actions2014
Washington Finance Officers Association Annual ConferenceHot Topics: Debt Management2013
NABL Tax and Securities Law InstituteCurrent Issues in Municipal Securities Law2013
Bond Buyer’s Financing Municipal Utilities SymposiumThe Changing Business of Water Utilities2013
Washington Public Utility Districts Association Water WorkshopWho Pays for the Hydrants?2012
Washington Public Facilities Districts Annual ConferenceWorking Out from a Default2012
Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Commissioners WorkshopProper Role of Boards of Commissioners2012
Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council ConferenceEffective Use of Bonds2012
Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Annual ConferenceSocial Media for Municipalities2012
21st Annual Conference on Water Law in WashingtonCurrent Issues in Municipal Water Law2012
Washington Public Utility Districts Association Water WorkshopNuts and Bolts of Intergovernmental Associations2011
Southern Oregon Clean Energy Alliance ConferenceBond Financing for Energy Projects2011
Winery and Wine Distribution LawTax Exempt Financing for Wineries2010
Native American Economic Development Annual ConferenceFunding Economic Development Projects2010
Alaska Association of Municipal Attorneys Annual ConferenceEthics Jeopardy!2010
Governmental Accounting & Auditing ConferenceTreasury and Debt Management Issues2009
Washington Finance Officers AssociationWhat Did I Get Into?!2008
Winery and Wine Distribution LawTax Exempt Financing for Wineries2007
Third Annual West Coast Municipal Derivatives ConferenceTax, Legal, Accounting and Regulatory Update2007
Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Annual ConferencePotential Crisis in Pension Obligations2006
Washington Finance Officers Association Annual ConferenceBonds 2012006
Public Finance - Current Techniques, Risks and LiabilitiesOpinions and Certificates2006
Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association Annual ConferenceThe Central Post Office and Continuing Disclosure2005
Alaska Government Finance Officers Association Fall ConferencePension Obligation Bonds2005