Lowell Davies LLP — Seattle, WA
Partner (September 2011 – Present)
Managing partner of boutique law firm focused on insurance defense, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration of insurance disputes involving business, construction, and personal injury matters.
International Crisis Group — Brussels, Belgium
Research Analyst and Writer (2007 – 2011)
Conduct research, including field research, write, and edit comprehensive reports and commentaries to inform heads of government, policymakers, media, and conflict actors of multiple perspectives and practical policy solutions to impending and ongoing global conflicts.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP — Seattle, WA
Partner (2001 – 2006)
Represented and counseled clients on insurance coverage issues and defense litigation matters involving commercial disputes and personal injuries. Substantial experience in all phases of acquiring insured proprietary and trade secret issues.
Boeing Aerospace Operations/Boeing Services International — Seattle, WA and Cocoa Beach, FL
General Counsel (1987 – 2000)
General counsel to executive level management on all matters related to international aerospace operations and services, including the acquisition, development, transfer and use of intellectual property.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP — New York City, NY and London, England
Associate Attorney (1983 – 1986)
Associate in Intellectual Property and Trial Groups with emphasis in providing litigation and intellectual property counsel and advice to global clients.
Georgetown University Law Center — Washington, D.C.
Editor, Law and Policy in International Business
Law Clerk, Honorable Bruce S. Jenkins, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
University of California at Santa Barbara
B.A.Sc. Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Dean’s List Scholar
Colorado School of Mines — Golden, CO
Washington State Bar Association, Active Member (1986 – Present)
Utah State Bar Association, Inactive Member
New York State Bar Association, Inactive Member
Pro Hac Vice Admissions to Practice in California, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida
Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts of the State of Washington
Editor, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
“Privacy, Please,” Scottsman Guide, September 2007
“Brokers, Lenders Head for Standoff on Subprime Risk,” Featured Article, Reuters, June 2009
“The Case for National Reform,” MBNA, November 2009
“Ending the War in Gaza,” International Crisis Group, January 2009
“Financial Misconduct is Not Just a Civil Matter,” U.S. Banker, June 2009
“LRA: A Regional Strategy Beyond Killing Kony,” International Crisis Group Report, April 2010
“Holding Libya Together: Security Challenges after Qadhafi,” International Crisis Group Report, December 2011
“Navigating the Legal Landscape: Why Brokers Get Sued and How to Avoid It,” WRMB Leadership Symposium, November 2015
Numerous speaking engagements at international, national and regional conferences, including topics such as real estate acquisition, data security and privacy
Provail Foundation (Creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities)
Member, Board of Directors (2004 – Present)
Outward Bound — Costa Rica
Team Leader (2007)
Led and instructed youth at risk on two-week wilderness experiences, including rock climbing, white water rafting, backwoods navigation, and other outdoor survival skills.
Bainbridge Island Little League — Bainbridge Island, WA
Manager/Coach (2004 – present)
Girl’s minor/major softball
Camp Coleman, YMCA of Greater Seattle
Residential Camp Counselor (2000)
Cabin leader at residential camp, including instruction in high and low ropes courses, archery, lifeguard certification, rock climbing, sailing, and horseback riding.
Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, Inc.
Big Brother (1990)
Mentor to two young men.
Washington Special Olympics — Mission Ridge, WA