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 for 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.
Is the In House Counsel Grass Always Greener? Misconceptions of Lawyers Going In House
As 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.Read More
John Graham joins F5 Networks as Corporate Counsel
We are pleased to announce that John Graham has joined F5 Networks as Corporate Counsel. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009, Mr. Graham was a transactional attorney at Seattle-area law firms and a cybersecurity company.
James Moser joins the Business practice at Foster Pepper
We are pleased to announce that Foster Pepper has added James Moser to the firm’s Spokane office. As a Member in the Business practice, Mr. Moser focuses his practice on counseling clients with the design, implementation, and operation of qualified defined contribution plans, executive compensation, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). Prior to joining Foster Pepper, he practiced with Seigfried Bingham in Kansas City, Missouri.
Victoria Harris speaks to WSBA, Corporate Counsel Section on In-House Career Development
Victoria Harris was pleased to participate in a panel addressing the Washington State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section. She answered questions on the topic "In-House Career Development: From Individual Contributor to Team Leader."
Keven Bensley joins the Business & Technology group at Nintendo
Keven Bensley has joined the Business & Technology group at Nintendo. Mr. Bensley graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011, and previously practiced as an Intellectual Property associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.
Katherine Riley joins Symetra as Investment Counsel
Congratulations to Katherine Riley who has joined Symetra as Investment Counsel. Ms. Riley graduated from New York University School of Law. She previously practiced in the Financial Services & Capital Markets group at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft in New York.
Derek de Bakker joins Pacific Markets International as General Counsel
We are pleased to announce Derek de Bakker as the new General Counsel at Pacific Markets International. Mr. de Bakker was previously Senior Counsel at Vertafore and General Counsel at Mod Systems.