February 2017 Bar Bulletin
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Now that February is here, I need to do some serious thinking about whether it’s time to take down the Christmas lights. On the one hand, Christmas is far behind in the rearview mirror (or a long way down the road, depending on your perspective). On the other hand, February is pretty dark and dreary and the lights are really cheerful and they’re LEDs so I’m not wasting a lot of energy. Perhaps it’s worth leaving them up at least until the hours of daylight exceed the hours of darkness.

Principal Pronouncements

Duncan Butcher has become a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. Butcher has a corporate transactional law and securities practice.

Jamie Lisagorhas been elected to the partnership at Pacifica Law Group. Lisagor handles trial and appellate litigation involving constitutional, municipal, commercial, election, and intellectual property law issues.

Casey Moriartyhas been promoted to member at my absolute favorite law firm, Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC. Moriarty represents hospitals, physicians, community health centers and other healthcare providers on issues such as patient privacy, HIPAA compliance, patient and student health information privacy, and business entity formation.

Susan Schalla has been elected a shareholder at Carney Badley Spellman. Her practice focuses on corporate and business law, estate planning and probate, and tax planning.

Geoff Revellehas joined FisherBroyles, LLP as a partner. Revelle handles mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, general corporate work, licensing and distribution arrangements, senior executive employment arrangements, and business disputes.

Tiffany Scott Connors, Kevin Jablonski, Jennifer Sheffield and Erin Wilson have become shareholders at Lane Powell PC. Connors concentrates her practice on trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation for Internet, entertainment, software, electronics, and consumer products clients. Jablonski handles patent procurement, copyright and trademark matters. Sheffield’s practice includes commercial litigation, class action defense, employment litigation and intellectual property issues. Wilson focuses on class action defense, employment litigation and white-collar criminal defense.

Associate Additions

Jessica Kerr, Lisa Chaiet Rahman and Christie Lundquist Segal have joined Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. as associates. Kerr is in the firm’s Litigation Group. She served as clerk for now-Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst of the Washington Supreme Court. Rahman is also in the firm’s Litigation Group where she works on commercial and civil litigation matters. Segal’s practice spans real estate, land use and environmental law.

Of Counsel and
Other Attorney Additions

Lance Reich and Kevin Regan have joined Helsell Fetterman LLP. Reich has an intellectual property practice with an emphasis on patent prosecution and litigation. He also counsels clients on issues related to trademark, copyright, trade secrets, licensing and transactional intellectual property. Regan handles patent litigation, trademark registration and disputes, and other legal and regulatory issues.

Heather Boyd has become of counsel with Garvey Schubert Barer. Her practice focuses on transactional and litigation matters.

Barry Stulberg has joined Davis Wright Tremaine LLP where he facilitates technology and commercial transactions involving intellectual property. He was formerly senior in-house counsel with Microsoft.

Outside of Private Practice

Theresa Fricke has been selected by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to serve as a magistrate judge. She will replace Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom, who is retiring.

Anita Crawford-Willis and Adam Eisenberg have been nominated to fill two vacancies on the Seattle Municipal Court. Eisenberg is a Seattle Municipal Court magistrate. Crawford-Willis has served as an administrative law judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings and is a judge pro tem on the Seattle Municipal Court. She is replacing Judge Judith Hightower, who retired. Eisenberg will fill the vacancy created by Judge Steve Rosen’s election to King County Superior Court. The nominations are subject to City Council confirmation.

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