July 2012 Bar Bulletin
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July 2012 Bar Bulletin


Bar Talk

By Karen Sutherland


Perhaps summer has made an appearance between when I wrote this column and your perusal of it, but as I sit here the weather bears a closer resemblance to November than to July. On the plus side, if it pours through Independence Day, there should be fewer fireworks injuries. Speaking of Independence Day, I went to a lecture by Richard Ford last month (who gave up law school to become a writer) and if you have never read his book by the same title, I highly recommend it.

Shareholder News

Douglas Green has joined Lane Powell PC as a shareholder and co-chair of the Securities Litigation Practice Group, where he defends public companies and their directors and officers, and advises companies during internal corporate investigations. Green was formerly a partner at K&L Gates LLP, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Perkins Coie.

Katherine Steele has become a member in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner. Her practice emphasizes representing defendants in product liability, asbestos defense, complex litigation management, construction defect, wrongful death, personal injury, general maritime law, and Jones Act cases. She was formerly with Stafford Frey Cooper.

Monica Langfeldt has become an owner of Garvey Schubert Barer. She practices in the areas of international and federal tax, healthcare law, mergers and acquisitions, and exempt organizations. Langfeldt was formerly a member of Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC.

Associate Additions

Two new associates have joined the Seattle law firm of Skellenger Bender, PS: Elizabeth (Betsy) Hershman-Greven and Caleb Oken-Berg. Hershman-Greven focuses her practice on family law matters, representing clients in both traditional and non-traditional families. Oken-Berg also has joined the Family Law Practice Group.

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