December 2013 Bar Bulletin
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I see our Bar Bulletin theme for this month is Polarity, which at the moment brings to mind the North Pole because my new office only has single-pane windows and it is freezing in here. I am forever grateful that our "business casual" dress code includes warm, fuzzy sweaters.

Partner Pronouncements

David Gee has become a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Gee is a healthcare attorney who represents clinical laboratories, hospitals, long-term-care facilities and physicians. He was previously with Garvey Schubert Barer.

Gordon & Rees LLP recently promoted Angela Vogel, Jeffrey Bilanko, Kevin Craig and Sally Kim to partner status. Vogel works in the Employment Practice Group with a focus on employment law and securities litigation. Before entering private practice, Vogel was an attorney with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions where she conducted investigations of securities act violations. Bilanko has extensive litigation experience, including commercial litigation, environmental matters and professional liability defense. Craig is a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort Practice Group where his practice focuses on toxic tort, product liability and other personal injury litigation. Kim's practice is devoted to insurance coverage.

Timothy Jones has become a member at Pepple Cantu Schmidt PLLC. He represents clients in commercial real estate transactions. He previously was a shareholder at Lane Powell PC.

Aravind Swaminathan has become a partner in DLA Piper's Litigation Group. Before joining the firm, he was an assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Washington where he worked in the complex crimes unit.

Associate Additions

Sharon Eldredge has become an associate at Real Property Law Group PLLC where she deals primarily with matters involving commercial real estate and related corporate matters.

Andrew (Andy) Murphy recently joined Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. His practice focuses on commercial litigation.

Scott Kranz has moved to Groff Murphy, PLLC. He was formerly with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP. His practice areas include construction law, commercial litigation and government contracts.

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