March 2016 Bar Bulletin
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I was just getting used to winter and now it’s time to be thinking about Sounders and Mariners games again already. I hope they both get off to a fast start, particularly the Sounders, considering how miserable it can be to watch a Sounders game at night in the rain in March. Sometimes the down coat plus official Sounders rain poncho just isn’t good enough, even for an ardent fan.

Partner Pronouncements

Cristin Aragon and Diana Breaux have become partners with Yarmuth Wilsdon PLLC. Aragon’s practice focuses on employment litigation and complex commercial litigation. Breaux practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on disputes arising out of business agreements and the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Bob Dovenberg and Cameron Hewes have been elected partners at Greene Holcomb Fisher. Dovenberg brings domain expertise to clients in the energy and infrastructure, technology, and business services end markets. Hewes emphasizes building and managing the firm’s Pacific Northwest banking practice as well as leading the firm’s lender coverage and debt placement capabilities.

Lori Worthington Hurl has been elected director at Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S., where she handles complex litigation and insurance defense.

Foster Pepper promoted five attorneys to member status: Sinjin Dinh, Jeremy Eckert, Lauren King, Matthew Maynard and Adrian Urquhart Winder. Dinh, a member of the firm’s Business practice, represents clients in business formations, general corporate matters, private offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Eckert is a member of the Real Estate & Land Use practice and focuses on land use law, project permitting, real estate and water law. King is a member of the Native American, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Media, Entertainment & Games practices, which include litigation, intergovernmental negotiation and aboriginal use research, business transactions, and drafting and interpreting tribal codes. Maynard, who is a member of the firm’s Investment Management practice, concentrates on general corporate matters and alternative investments. Winder represents public and private clients in complex litigation and class actions as a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Municipal Government and Real Estate & Land Use practices.

Nathan Paine and David Crowe have become members of Rohde & Van Kampen PLLC, which has changed its name to Van Kampen, Paine & Crowe PLLC. Paine’s practice involves complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, and compliance and transactional matters under I-502. Crowe’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters.

Stoel Rives LLP has elected five attorneys to partnership in its Seattle office: Hunter Ferguson, Karin Jones, Stephanie Meier, Alexandra Mertens and Alex Oh. Ferguson has experience in all phases of litigation and assists clients with product liability matters and commercial disputes. Jones focuses on employment law, health care, natural resources litigation, and other types of general civil litigation. Meier’s practice emphasizes alcohol beverage law, including wineries, breweries, distilleries and retailers. Mertens is a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and counsels emerging and established clients on a variety of business transactions. Oh focuses on U.S. and foreign patent strategy, preparation and prosecution in a wide variety of technologies.

Williams Kastner recently elected four attorneys to the firm’s membership: Jon Morrone, Hunter Abell, Dana Kopij and Jacek “Jack” Pawlicki. Morrone’s primary focus is labor and employment law, and business litigation. Abell’s practice emphasizes civil litigation, administrative law and Indian law. Kopij concentrates her practice on products liability and mass torts. Pawlicki handles business and real estate transactions.

Robert Neale has been elected partner in the Seattle office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He practices business immigration law.

Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC has named four new partners: Eric Harwood, Karen Henckel, Bobby Soltani and Hayley Talbert. Harwood handles U.S. and foreign chemical patent matters. Henckel prepares and prosecutes patent applications. Soltani works on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and computer software matters. Talbert counsels clients in intellectual property matters.

Perkins Coie promoted the following King County-area lawyers to partner: Donna Barnett, Joseph Cutler, Nicholas Ferrer, Christopher Ledford, Katie Page, Martha Sandoval, Steven Schindler, Mack Shultz, Jr., William (Ben) Stafford, Meredith Weinberg and Chian Wu. Barnett represents utilities and energy companies in state regulatory proceedings. Cutler is in the Litigation group and a member of the firm’s Privacy & Security subgroup. Ferrer is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice, where he handles mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Ledford is in the firm’s Product Liability practice. Page is in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. Sandoval is in the firm’s Corporate practice with experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private placements and patent monetization financings.

Schindler represents individuals and families in personal and estate planning. Shultz works with major, multinational manufacturing clients. Stafford is in the Labor & Employment practice and handles employment litigation and counseling, and complex class action cases. Weinberg represents corporate and municipal clients involved in multiparty cleanup litigation under CERCLA, MTCA, Clean Water Act Section 404 matters, Safe Drinking Water Act enforcement cases, and state and federal tribal disputes. Wu is in the firm’s Corporate practice and represents financial institutions in all aspects of commercial and real estate financing transactions.

Associate Additions

Tammy Spellacy has joined Carney Badley Spellman as an associate in the Business Department. She focuses on corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

Jennifer Aspaas has joined The Law Offices of James L. Strichartz as senior counsel in the firm’s Condo-minium Association General Counsel and Litigation groups.

Michelle Robert has joined Song Mondress, PLLCas an associate, practicing in ERISA and employee benefits law.

Of Counsel and Other Attorneys

Camden Hall has joined Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore as of counsel. Hall’s practice focuses on complex, high-net-worth family law matters including dissolutions, prenuptial and marriage agreements, and property and parenting disputes.


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