Nintendo of America Adds Business & Technology Corporate Counsel
Rachel Stauber has joined Nintendo of America as Corporate Counsel in the Business & Technology group. Previously, Ms. Stauber practiced five years as a corporate and M&A associate at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles. In 2013, she earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School.
PACCAR Hires Patent Attorney with Experience in Manufacturing Industry
Roshni Patel has joined PACCAR as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, where she will manage the company's vast IP portfolio. Previously, Ms. Patel practiced as a patent attorney at Merchant & Gould in Minneapolis. Prior to law school, she worked as an engineer at Rockwell Collins (commercial avionics engineering) and John Deere (power systems engineering). Ms. Patel earned her B.S.E.E. and J.D. at the University of Iowa.
Technology Transactions Attorney Joins Invention Science Fund as Senior Counsel
Congratulations to Adam Young on joining the Invention Science Fund at Intellectual Ventures. Mr. Young earned his law degree from Lincoln College, Oxford. He previously practiced at Paul Hastings in Silicon Valley, and Skadden Arps in New York.
Chihuly, Inc. Hires New Associate General Counsel
We are pleased to announce that Shannon McCarthy has joined Chihuly, Inc. as Associate General Counsel. Previously, Ms. McCarthy worked as a business attorney at employers such as K&L Gates and Goldman Sachs. She joins the business that supports the work of Dale Chihuly, a Seattle artist renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in historic cities, museums, and gardens. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide.
Employment Attorney Joins Weyerhaeuser Company as Senior Counsel
Congratulations to Cristin Aragon on joining Weyerhaeuser Company as Senior Counsel focused on labor and employment. Previously a partner at a top Seattle litigation boutique and an attorney at K&L Gates, Ms. Aragon’s practice focuses on labor & employment litigation and employment counseling.
Sarah Hamid Joins Fluke Health Solutions as Senior Corporate Counsel
We are pleased to announce that Sarah Hamid, an experienced healthcare transactional and regulatory attorney, has joined Fluke Health Solutions as Senior Corporate Counsel. Fluke Corporation is a subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, a multinational company based in Everett, WA. Fluke Corporation formed Fluke Health Solutions after several successful healthcare acquisitions, including Landauer, Inc. Ms. Hamid worked previously at GE Healthcare in Wisconsin.
National Labor and Employment Firm Merges with Seattle Boutique
We are pleased to announce that Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment firm, has merged with Seattle law firm Michael & Alexander PLLC. The boutique’s name partners, Suzanne Michael and Stephanie Alexander, join the Fisher Phillips as partners, bringing with them four attorneys and four staff members. Fisher Phillips has more than 350 lawyers nationwide in 32 offices.
Fisher Phillips’ Seattle Managing Partner Davis Bae says: “The attorneys and staff joining us from Michael & Alexander fit in perfectly with our firm culture of providing top-notch legal services, understanding our clients’ business needs, and working in a collegial and inclusive atmosphere. Our clients will benefit from the extensive knowledge and experience that their team brings to us.”
Real Estate Attorney Joins Amazon as Senior Corporate Counsel
We are pleased to announce that John Dobrovich has joined Amazon as Senior Corporate Counsel, Real Estate. Mr. Dobrovich was formerly Assistant General Counsel with LRICO, a private investment firm in the Bay Area. Prior to joining LRICO, he was General Counsel at a Seattle start-up.
Dalia De Leon Joins Aptitude Investment as Legal Counsel
Congratulations to Dalia De Leon, who has joined Aptitude Investment as Legal Counsel. Ms. De Leon practiced as a securities lawyer at Blackstone Group and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in New York City. She graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and Dartmouth College.
Dec2017As legal recruiters, we often speak with attorneys eager to join a company, particularly those attorneys working within law firms. As lawyers grapple with the rapidly changing legal market, many in private practice start to dream that they will be happier and more secure working within the law department of a company. Although many in house corporate counsel experience great job satisfaction, we also hear from attorneys who regret their move in house. Attorneys contemplating this type of career change should first consider some common myths about in house life.