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I serve as in-house general counsel for companies that need experienced, company-integrated legal counsel but aren't able or ready to hire a full-time GC, as well as companies that need an interim or transitional GC.  I have served as Interim General Counsel of HaloSource, a private clean-tech company, Acting GC of Targeted Genetics, a public biotech company, and Interim GC of Sound Physicians, a private hospitalist company, and am currently assisting InfoSpace, a public online search company, with SEC reporting.  I previously served as General Counsel of Insightful, a public software company; as Associate General Counsel of, a public online retailer; and as an associate in the law firms of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (where I co-founded the Seattle corporate office with 4 other attorneys) and Perkins Coie. In my private practice, centered on technology and life sciences, I focused on public and private securities offerings, M&A and other strategic transactions, securities law, and general corporate matters.

I am an experienced attorney and business leader with over 11 years of law-firm and in-house experience with both public and private companies. I have a broad base of knowledge and substantial hands-on experience in diverse fields, including public company reporting and compliance, contracts and licensing, M&A (both buy and sell sides), public and private equity offerings and other corporate financings, IP protection, employment law and HR, international operations, software, life sciences, Internet retail/e-commerce, government grants and contracting, and general corporate, governance and regulatory compliance matters. I am recognized by clients and peers for my ability to understand the business, appropriately weigh business and legal risks and provide creative, practical solutions for complex business and legal issues.

Until 2003, my name was Ann McGuire.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 100%

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  • Megan L. Muir

    Ann is an amazingly experienced, energetic and knowledgeable lawyer who has the ability to address the business needs of both private and public companies. She's got experience with public company reporting and compliance, licensing, M&A, IP, employment law, and other areas needed by growing companies. In talking with and about Ann, I get the sense that she can and does handle well anything that comes her way.


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Po Box 70424
Seattle, WA, 98127-0424


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clarence Darrow ScholarshipUniversity of Michigan Law School1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special CounselInfoSpace, Inc.2009 - Present
Interim General CounselHaloSource, Inc.2010 - 2010
Interim General CounselSound Physicians2009 - 2009
Acting General CounselTargeted Genetics Corporation2008 - 2009
Vice President, General Counsel & SecretaryInsightful Corporation2006 - 2008
Associate General Counseldrugstore.com2003 - 2006
AssociateOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe2000 - 2003
AssociatePerkins Coie1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
EarthCorpsBoard of Directors2006 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Law ReviewThe Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained: Interpreting the Notice Requirement of the Federal Tort Claims Act (written as Ann McGuire)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Eastern Michigan UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1989
University of California - IrvineHonors ProgramN/AN/A