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Jul

2020
Global Gaming Company Hires Intellectual Property Counsel

Aristocrat Digital has hired Alexander Montgomery as Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property.  Montgomery practiced previously at Davis Wright Tremaine and Perkins Coie, and most recently supported intellectual property matters at Microsoft.  Montgomery graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.

Aristocrat Digital is home to Big Fish Games (Seattle and Oakland) and Product Madness (London).  A world leading social games business, Aristocrat Digital generated over one billion dollars in aggregate revenue in 2019.

Jun

2020
Global Trade Attorney Joins International Commerce Company at DC HQ

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Tipler has joined Amazon as Associate Corporate Counsel, Global Trade.  Tipler will focus on complex global sanctions issues.   Previously, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C. and Paris offices of Jones Day.  After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tipler clerked for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

May

2020
Polsinelli’s Seattle Office Welcomes Health Care Shareholder

We are pleased to announce that Lori Oliver has joined Polsinelli’s Seattle office as Shareholder in the Health Care group.  A health care industry veteran, Oliver has served as Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs and Director of Legal and Business Affairs at University of Washington (“UW”) Medicine.

Oliver counsels health care organizations in strategic affiliations and relationship strategies, clinical alignment initiatives, complex clinical research. and governance issues.  She is also well-versed in compliance issues including fraud and abuse, Stark, HIPAA and state privacy laws, federal research regulations, and Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. 

In 2018, AmLaw 100 law firm Polsinelli launched its Seattle office with a group of experienced business attorneys.  “As our Seattle office continues its strategic growth, we are excited to have Lori join us in building Polsinelli’s West Coast health care presence,” said Polsinelli Seattle Office Managing Partner Jane Pearson.

Polsinelli’s Health Care department represents one of the largest concentrations of health care attorneys and professionals in the nation.  U.S. News & World Report has awarded Polsinelli a National Tier One ranking in Health Care Law “Best Law Firms” annually since 2014, and in 2018 recognized Polsinelli as “Law Firm of the Year.”  Since 2012, the Department has been ranked among the Top 5 largest health care practices nationwide by the American Healthcare Lawyers Association (AHLA), and among the Top 10 largest law firms in the nation by Modern Healthcare.

Apr

2020
Global Application Services/Cybersecurity Company Hires Senior Technology Attorney

F5 Networks, Inc. has hired Ranjit Narayanan as Assistant General Counsel/Senior Director, Legal to support its cybersecurity subsidiary, Shape Security, Inc., in Santa Clara, California.  Narayanan was previously Deputy General Counsel at MobileIron, and a technology transactions attorney at Fenwick and West and DLA Piper in the Bay Area.  Narayanan graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law and earned a  B.S. in Bioengineering from U.C. Berkeley.   

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) powers applications across multi-cloud environments for enterprise businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands that provide secure digital experiences.  In January 2020, F5 acquired Shape Security, a leader in online fraud and abuse prevention.

Mar

2020
K&L Gates Welcomes Seattle Corporate Partner

The Seattle office of global law firm K&L Gates welcomes Christopher Bellavia as a corporate partner.  Mr. Bellavia is an experienced corporate attorney who recently served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for consumer goods company Bulletproof 360, as well as General Counsel at Fisher Communications, and Assistant General Counsel at Washington Mutual.

K&L Gates’ corporate practice has over 500 lawyers in offices on five continents serving clients in domestic, international, and cross-border transactions.

Feb

2020
Former SCOTUS Clerk for Chief Justice Roberts Joins Boeing Global Services

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Ben Tyson has joined Boeing Global Services as Senior Counsel in St. Louis.  Boeing Global Services provides aftermarket services and equipment to commercial, defense, and space customers around the world.

Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. Tyson was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.  He graduated first in his class from the University of Virginia School of Law, while also earning an MBA.  After law school, Mr. Tyson clerked for several federal judges, including the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jan

2020
Global Technology & Commerce Company Hires Experienced Antitrust Attorney

Amy Posner has joined Amazon as Senior Corporate Counsel specializing in antitrust law.  She previously practiced at the Federal Trade Commission and Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Posner graduated from Northwestern University School of Law.

Dec

2019
Polsinelli Launches Women-Led Seattle Patent Group

We are pleased to announce that patent attorneys Emily Peyser and Katherine Lee have joined Polsinelli’s Seattle office.

Ms. Peyser is a Shareholder with a background as a chemical engineer at several industry-leading companies.  She handles every stage in the lifecycle of her clients’ intellectual property assets, with an emphasis on planning, procurement of U.S. and foreign patents, opinions, enforcement, and licensing.

Ms. Lee is a Counsel with an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering.  She supports clients in various technical industries with patent prosecution, patent portfolio development, pre-litigation analysis, post-grant proceedings, and patent litigation.

In 2018, Polsinelli launched its Seattle office with a group of experienced business attorneys.  As reported in The American Lawyer, Polsinelli plans to build its Seattle IP team as part as a nationwide push to expand its IP practice.  Ms. Peyser told The American Lawyer that she and her women patent colleagues were particularly attracted to Polsinelli because the firm has a “Women in Intellectual Property” initiative.  “Polsinelli believes that we provide better client service with a diverse team of attorneys,” she said.  “And that’s also a belief that I hold, and so it just seems like a perfect match for me to move to Polsinelli.”

Nov

2019
Senior Anti-Piracy and Brand Enforcement Attorney Joins Iconic Entertainment Company

Harris Legal Search congratulates Alexandra DeNeve on joining Nintendo as Senior Counsel, Anti-Piracy and Brand Enforcement.  Prior to joining Nintendo, Ms. DeNeve served as intellectual property enforcement counsel at Velcro Companies and Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.  After graduating with honors from Tulane Law School, she practiced intellectual property litigation at Loeb & Loeb LLP in New York and Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.

Nintendo is the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment.  Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Washington, serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas.  Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems.  Nintendo has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda, and Pokémon. 

Oct

2019
Chief Compliance Counsel Joins Fluke Corporation

Halley Agnello has joined Fluke Electronics Corporation as Chief Compliance Counsel.  Previously, she worked at Apple Inc. in Global Security Investigations, and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.  Ms. Agnello graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Fluke Corporation is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution, and service of electronic test tools and software.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV), Fluke is a multi-national corporation headquartered in the greater Seattle area. 

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