SEATTLE, WA 98104-7043
Focus of Practice
Intellectual Property Litigation, with a particular focus on copyright, trademark, and advertising related disputes for some of the best known brands and companies in the world.
Law Clerk, Justice Gerry Alexander, Washington Supreme Court, 1999-2000 Associate, Preston Gates & Ellis, 2001-2006 Partner, K&L Gates, 2007-2015 Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, 2015-Present Adjunct Professor of Law, Gonzaga Law School (Trademark Law, Internet & The Law, Legal Research & Writing II)
State of Washington, State of California, State of New York, State of Idaho, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho,
Columbia Law School, LLM, 1999, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Gonzaga Law School, JD, 1998, Magna Cum Laude, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, 1993-1994, Graduate Piano Student Loyola University, 1993, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
INTA, Member and Committee Member of Trademark Reporter; ABA, Co-chair Copyright Litigation Committee; King County Bar Foundation, Trustee; AIPLA, Member and Registered ADR Neutral; Washington State Bar Association, past Chair
Professional Mediation Certification Program though Cornell University, completed 2021.
As lead counsel, I have represented dozens of clients in mediation and settlement conferences in disputes involving trademarks, advertising, and copyrights. Clients (and former clients) for whom I acted as lead counsel in mediating include the likes of Foot Locker, Beats, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Amazon to name just a few. I have also acted as lead counsel in a variety of venues throughout the country for companies and individuals such as Facebook, Angry Birds, Corona Beer, Carmex, and even Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player George Brett.
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