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May

2019
Privacy Attorney Joins Nintendo of America

We are pleased to announce that Bobby Schroeder has joined Nintendo of America as a privacy attorney.  Mr. Schroeder previously served as Legal Counsel for Siemens PLM Software.  A 2013 cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, he joined the business practice of Dunn Carney in Portland after graduation.  Mr. Schroeder is proficient in Japanese, having spent his high school years in Japan.

Apr

2019
Chief Legal Officer of Pokémon Company Named to Legal 500

We’re pleased that Don McGowan has been named a top 500 GC/CLO in the world by the Legal 500.  Over a decade ago, Harris Legal Search placed Mr. McGowan as Chief Legal Officer of The Pokémon Company International.

Mr. McGowan has a producer credit on the upcoming major motion picture, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.  Read more about Don’s success as an entertainment law attorney and Hollywood producer in the most recent edition of General Counsel magazine.

Mar

2019
Global Technology & Commerce Company Hires Two Experienced Attorneys

Christopher Farmer has joined Amazon.com as Senior Corporate Counsel, Physical Retail Operations. Mr. Farmer was previously General Counsel of the U.S. division of Europe’s largest grocery retail chain. Mr. Farmer graduated from Duke University School of Law.

In addition, Amazon.com hired Jung Ju as Senior Corporate Counsel focused on SEC reporting and compliance.  Mr. Ju was previously Associate General Counsel at AIG, and an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb in New York. Mr. Ju received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Feb

2019
Lead Regulatory and Privacy Compliance Attorney Hired by International Gaming Company

Harris Legal Search congratulates Karin Hansen on joining Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (Big Fish Games and Product Madness) as its first lead compliance attorney. Prior to joining Aristocrat, Ms. Hansen worked as a compliance and commercial attorney at a privately-held technology company based in Seattle.

Jan

2019
Port of Seattle Hires General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Pete Ramels has joined the Port of Seattle's leadership team as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. The Port of Seattle plays a key role in the local economy, providing maritime and airport operations and other activities that drive job growth and increase prosperity throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Ramels will work closely with the Executive Director and Port Commission. Prior to joining the Port, Mr. Ramels served as Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division of the King County Prosecutor's Office, with expertise in government, real estate, and land use.

Dec

2018
Compliance Attorney Joins PACCAR

Elizabeth Tockman has been hired to head the compliance program at PACCAR.  Ms. Tockman was formerly VP of Compliance at StandardAero and Senior Compliance Counsel at Dematic and Diebold, Inc.  Prior to her in-house career, she practiced at Skadden Arps and Crowell & Moring in Washington DC. 

Nov

2018
Real Estate Attorney Joins Amazon

Samantha Kaufman has joined Amazon as Associate Counsel, Physical Retail.  Ms. Kaufman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and was a real estate associate at Fried Frank in New York.

Oct

2018
F5 Networks Hires Senior Corporate Counsel
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Gilmour has joined F5 Networks.  Mr. Gilmour was previously Senior Director at Concur Technologies, Inc. (an SAP company).  Prior to his tenure at Concur, he was Assistant Counsel at Merck.  He practiced at Paul Hastings after graduation from UCLA School of Law.

Sep

2018
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.

Aug

2018
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.

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