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ADR Neutral: Warren Joseph Rheaume

Warren Joseph Rheaume
SEATTLE, WA 98101-3045
Tel: (206) 757-8265

Focus of Practice

Mr. Rheaume is a prominent Seattle litigator, focused on intellectual property litigation with particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, noncompetition and trade secret issues. He also has extensive experience in general commercial litigation. He has been named as one of America s Leading Lawyers for Business in Intellectual Property (Washington) by Chambers USA (2005-2017), as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Law by Woodward/White (2007-present) and selected to Washington Super Lawyers by Law & Politics (1997-2017). Mr. Rheaume has practiced law in Seattle since graduating from Georgetown Law School in 1983.

Legal Experience

Warren Rheaume focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation with particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, noncompetition and trade secret issues. Prior to coming to Davis Wright Tremaine in 2008, Warren was a shareholder in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group at Heller Ehrman (starting in 2001). Before that, Mr. Rheaume served as the Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in the Seattle law firm of Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC. He had a commercial litigation and trial practice, emphasizing intellectual property protection, noncompetition agreement enforcement and trade secrecy. While at Foster Pepper, Mr. Rheaume also served as the Technology Partner where he was responsible for Information Services and Information Technology strategic planning. Mr. Rheaume's experience also includes serving as the Assistant to the Director of Safety and Health at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C. There, he drafted and presented congressional testimony, drafted legislation, lobbied, and participated in DOT and DOL regulatory processes. Representative Engagements Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Roundtable Partners LLC (Ongoing): Represent plaintiff in suit to recover escrow funds due for remediation of several medical device manufacturing facilities.

Court Admissions

State and Federal courts in Washington, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and others


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1983 B.A., Gonzaga University, 1978, cum laude

Professional Associations

Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Co-chair, Sixth and Seventh Annual Conference on Computer Law Washington State Bar Association Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Science and Technology Sections; Computer Litigation Committee American Bar Association Past Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Section, Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington Member of American Criminal Law Review-1981 to 1983

ADR Training

Prepared and presented various in- and out-house CLE programs on alternative dispute resolution in the high-tech and intellectual property area. I also attended a CLE held September 25, 2017 entitled Trends in Mediation Advocacy, which was approved for 6.50 hours of Washington MCLE credit.

ADR Experience

Acted as mediator in several computer software and hardware mediations (parties confidential). Acted as arbitrator in various high-tech contract disputes (parties confidential). Some of these full-day mediations occurred January 19, 2017, January 7, 2016, April 17, 2015, March 30, 2015, and December 2, 2014.

ADR Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Contracts, Intellectual Property