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2401 Utah Avenue South
Seattle, WA, 98134

2401 Utah Ave S
Seattle, WA, 98134-1436



TXInactive 199908/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spirit of Excellence AwardN/A2006
Spirit AwardSeattle Urban League2006
Sergeant Shriver Award for Equal JusticeSergeant Shriver National Center for Poverty Law2006
Excellence in Diversity AwardN/A2005
Distinguished Legal Service AwardLexisNexis and Corporate Legal Times2003
Recent Alumnus AwardBoalt Hall Alumni Association1998
40 Under 40N/A1995
Secretary of Defense Award for ExcellenceUS Secretary of Defense William Perry1994
Who's Who Among Rising Young AmericansN/A1992
Special Achievement AwardN/A1991
Special Achievement AwardN/A1990
Presidential Service BadgeUS President Ronald Reagan1988
Defense Meritorious Service AwardUS Department of Defense1987
Infantry Parachute BadgeN/A1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
EVP, General Counsel & SecretaryStarbucks Coffee Company2002 - Present
VP, LEGAL, Products, Operations, ITDell Computer Corporation1997 - 2002
PartnerPreston, Gates & Ellis1995 - 1997
Staff DirectorDepartment of Defense Advisory Board1994 - 1994
Assistant US AttorneyU.S. Attorney Office1988 - 1994
CaptainWhite House1987 - 1988
CaptainPentagon1985 - 1987
First LieutenantArmy General Counsel Office1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lex MundiAdvisory Board2007 - Present
Legal Aid for Washington FundBoard President2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationWA State Delegate, House of Delegates2006 - Present
American Bar FoundationLife Fellow2003 - Present
Loren Miller Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselBoard Member1999 - 2004
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFaculty1995 - 1995
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Trustee1995 - 1997
Moot Court Honor Board, UW School of LawJudge1993 - 1995
Presidential Classroom for Young AmericansVolunteer Instructor1991 - 1991
Publication nameTitleDate
West Group publicationSuccessful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel; Law Department Management2000
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsCellular Phone and Cable Thieves BEWARE!1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Johns Hopkins UniversityInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jury Reform CLEJury Reform2006
ABA Annual MeetingDiversity: Not Just Talking The Talk But Walking The Walk2005
ABA Commission Summit for General Counsel and Managing PartnersFace to Face: Conversations and Consultations with General Counsel2004
Business Law Journal SymposiumRole of Law in Creating Long Term Value for Public Shareholders2003
ACC Annual MeetingFrom Professional Dictates to Corporate Ethical Compass2003
ABA Fellows MeetingIn-House Panel: International Legal Practice2001
Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceScience and the Courts2000
Third Annual Internet Law InstituteIn-House Panel: How Companies Address Internet and Business Law Issues in the Absence of Clear Legal Precedent1999
ABA Annual MeetingUneasy Heads: The Key Computer Law Issues That Leading Technology Companies Face and How Their General Counsel Address Them1998