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Languages spoken: German, Portuguese

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 60%
    19 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 30%
    19 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    19 years

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Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Pier 70
2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98121


IDAuthorized to practice law200407/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner (Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Team Leader)Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP2010 - Present
PrincipalCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2005 - 2010
AssociateCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2002 - 2004
AssociatePreston Gates & Ellis1999 - 2002
AssociateDuane Morris & Heckscher LLP (n/k/a Duane Morris LLP)1998 - 1999
Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Peter J. WalshUnited States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware1997 - 1998
Summer AssociateAshby & Geddes, P.A.1997 - 1997
Legal AssistantSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP1995 - 1997
Summer AssociateSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionTreasurer2016 - Present
American Bar AssociationCo-Webmaster2013 - Present
Idaho State BarN/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Subcommittee on IP and Technology2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A1999 - Present
Delaware State Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Western District of WashingtonMember, Nominations Committee2011 - 2011
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor Debtor Rights SectionExecutive Committee2011 - 2013
Federal Bar Association, Western District of WashingtonCo-Chair, Bankruptcy Committee2009 - 2012
Association of Washington BusinessBoard of Directors2003 - 2007
King County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2016
Publication nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer, Third EditionIntellectual Property and Bankruptcy2013
Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer, Second EditionIntellectual Property and Bankruptcy2009
American Bankruptcy Institute, International Committee NewsletterThe New Brazilian Bankruptcy Law - Nova Lei de Falências e Recuperação de Empresas, Law No. 111012008
ABA Business Law eNewsletterIntellectual Property Licenses and Bankruptcy2007
The Advocate: Official Publication of the Idaho State BarTreatment of Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy2007
Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business LawyerIntellectual Property and Bankruptcy2007
Remedies Under Security InterestsSecurity Interests Under the Laws of the United States2002
National Conference of Bankruptcy JudgesEverything That Is New in the Real Estate Bankruptcy Practice, Focus on Single Asset Real Estate2001
Georgetown International Environmental Law ReviewForeign Publication Summary: Volume IX, Issue 1, Fall 1996, Pp. 239-42 (Arndt Schmehl & Arnim Karthaus)1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
Georgetown University Law CenterInternational Relations, Law, and OrganizationOther - Bachelors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced BankruptcyCase Law Developments2014
Northwest Cross-Border ConferenceChapters and Borders: Developments in Cross-Border Insolvencies2013
National Forest Products Group - November meeting, Seattle HiltonProtecting Rights to Payment in Bankruptcy2012
Advanced BankruptcyIntellectual Property and Bankruptcy: Recent Developments2012
26th Annual Federal Practice CLEThe Rise of Receivership: Are State Court Receiverships Displacing Federal Bankruptcy Law and Policy?2009
16th Annual Fall Real Estate Conference: Real Estate in Turbulent TimesNavigating Commercial Loan Defaults2009
21st Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteState Receiverships: Is More Judicial Oversight Better?2008
Real Estate Drafting LabReal Estate Drafting2002
Preston Gates & Ellis CLEThe Effects of Bankruptcy on Leases and Foreclosures2002
Advanced Real Estate courseBankruptcy Topics2002
Real Estate Drafting LabReal Estate Drafting2001
Preston Gates & Ellis CLEBankruptcy Issues for Real Estate Practitioners2001
American Ports Credit AssociationTop Ten Things a Credit Professional Should Know About Bankruptcy2001
American College or Real Estate LawyersThe Development of Section 3652001
Advanced Real Estate courseBankruptcy Topics2001
WSBA CLEHow to Create, Perfect, Foreclose, and Defend Liens2000
Washington Association of RealtorsBuying Property Out of a Bankruptcy Sale2000
Real Estate Drafting LabReal Estate Drafting2000
Advanced Real Estate courseBankruptcy Topics2000