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Experience & ​recognition

Professional Career
  • Mediator, 2011-present
  • Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, 1986-2023
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Washington School of Law, 1980-2015
  • Regional Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Seattle, 1979-1986
  • Program Director, Team Leader and Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) 1975-present
  • Directing Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, Modesto, CA, 1971-1974
  • Law Professor, University of Southern California Law Center, 1968-1971 and 1974-1979
Professional Recognition
  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" by Chambers USA in Labor & Employment (Washington), 2003-2022; Received "Band 1” ranking, 2012-2016; Received "Senior Statesmen" ranking, 2017-2022
  • Named to the "Most Powerful Employment Attorneys Hall of Fame" by Human Resource Executive magazine, 2014
  • Recognized in The National Law Journal "Top 10 Defense Wins of 2005," for role as lead trial attorney in Williams v. The Boeing Company;
  • Named one of "The 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" by Human Resource Executive magazine, published by Lawdragon, 2010-2013
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Labor Law and Employment Law by Best Lawyers, 1993-2023
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 1999-2022 
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors and Advisory Board, American Employment Law Council
  • Advisory Board, National Employment Law Institute

JD, Yale Law School, 1968, cum laude

  • Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • Order of the Coif

BA, Harvard College, 1965, with high honors

Admitted to Practice
  • Washington
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

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