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Sep

2023
Securities Attorney Joins Seattle Biopharma Omeros

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Sarah Tian has joined Omeros Corporation as Senior Counsel focused on securities and corporate governance.  Prior to joining Omeros, Tian graduated from the NYU School of Law, practiced corporate law at Slaughter & May, and worked as securities counsel at technology companies.

Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting inflammation, immunologic diseases, and central nervous system disorders.

Aug

2023
Physicians Insurance Hires Counsel

Physicians Insurance has hired Kenny Hong to focus on insurance regulatory and business issues.  Hong joins from the Washington Attorney General’s office, where he advised UW Medicine on health law and regulatory issues.  Prior to serving in government, Hong was an insurance coverage attorney at Cozen O’Connor.

Physicians Insurance has been providing professional liability solutions to physicians, physician groups, and hospitals for more than four decades and is the largest insurer of physicians and rural critical-access hospitals in the Pacific Northwest.  The company also provides excess, reinsurance, provider excess, health plan reinsurance and employer medical stop loss solutions. Insurance offerings are paired with risk management, claims, litigation peer support and legal defense services which embody the company’s commitment to providing the strongest possible protection for policyholders and rigorously defending the practice of quality medicine.  Through MedChoice, a risk retention group, Physicians Insurance is expanding its offerings strategically nationwide.  Both Physicians Insurance and MedChoice are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

Jul

2023
Costco Wholesale Hires Commercial Counsel

Costco Wholesale welcomes Kate Borun as in-house counsel focused on commercial matters, providing legal advice to a variety of business units.  Prior to joining Costco, Borun practiced transactional law at Weil Gotshal, Intellectual Ventures, and Comcast Technology Solutions.

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses that carry quality, brand-name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources.  Costco is one of the world’s top retailers, with over 118 million cardholders and 847 warehouses in 14 countries, and continues to expand globally.

Jun

2023
K&L Gates Welcomes Real Estate Counsel

K&L Gates in Seattle welcomes Lysondra Ludwig as real estate Counsel.  Prior to joining the firm, Ludwig practiced in the corporate and tax practices of a leading California law firm, where she focused  on individual investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate clients.  Her experience includes advising clients in investments and divestment, joint ventures, renewable energy project development, and real estate and venture funds.

The K&L Gates Real Estate lawyers are consistently ranked in Chambers, The Legal 500, U.S. News-Best Lawyers®, and U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” 

May

2023
Global IT Solutions Company Hires General Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Derek de Bakker is the new General Counsel at Zones, a global IT company.  Previously, de Bakker served as General Counsel at rapidly-growing technology and consumer goods businesses.

Zones is a Global Solution Provider of end-to-end IT solutions with an unmatched supply chain.  A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in business for over 35 years, Zones specializes in Digital Workplace, Cloud & Data Center, Networking, Security, and Managed/Professional/Staffing services. Operating in more than 120 countries, leveraging a robust portfolio, and utilizing the highest certification levels from key partners, including Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Lenovo, and Adobe, Zones has mastered the science of building digital infrastructures that change the way business does business.

Apr

2023
Mobile Gaming Company Hires Technology Counsel

Technology attorney Musa Kewa has joined Pixel United, an international mobile gaming business.  He is based in Seattle and reports to Pixel's General Counsel in London.  Prior to joining Pixel, Kewa worked at Nike as Associate General Counsel, Consumer Digital Products.

Pixel United, a digital business owned by Aristocrat Group, is a mobile games powerhouse, boasting three world-leading publishers in Product Madness, Plarium, and Big Fish Games that entertain millions of players every day.  Play inspires everything they do, from bringing delight to millions of players around the world through exceptional games, building best workplace environments, to attracting world-class talent. To Pixel United, the fun is working together to build something bigger than themselves and the thrill of making something great.

Mar

2023
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Hires Senior Sales Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Boeing has hired Kyle Olson as Senior Counsel, Boeing Commercial Airplane Sales, Contracts & Marketing.  Prior to joining Boeing in Seattle, Olson graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law and was a partner at Baker McKenzie.

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft.  Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Boeing employs 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.  Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and employs more than 60,000 people worldwide.  Boeing Commercial Airplanes is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to its customers and a superior flying experience.  Today, there are more than 10,000 Boeing commercial jetliners in service.

Feb

2023
AWS Hires Real Estate Counsel

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Beth Thurman has joined Amazon Web Services as Corporate Counsel in the real estate team.  Before joining Amazon, Thurman practiced real estate law at law firms in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.   Prior to law school, Thurman served as a U.S. Navy Flight Officer/Mission Commander, including as Chief of Naval Air Training in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.  AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world, including data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.

Jan

2023
In 2022, Harris Legal Search Placed Many Exceptional Attorneys Coast-to-Coast

In a busy 2022, Harris Legal Search partnered with companies and law firms nationwide to place top-tier lawyers.  In 2023, we look forward to another productive year finding exceptional legal talent for our clients.  Please click here to view just some of our representative attorney placements.

Dec

2022
Costco Wholesale Hires Securities Counsel

Costco Wholesale welcomes Alejandro Torres as in-house counsel focused on securities law, corporate governance, and sustainability matters.  After graduating from Columbia Law School, Torres practiced securities law as a law firm partner and in-house, including at Starbucks Corporation.

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses that carry quality, brand-name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources.  Costco operates 845 warehouses, including 582 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 107 in Canada, 40 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 31 in Japan, 18 in Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 13 in Australia, 4 in Spain, 2 in France, 2 in China, and 1 each in Iceland, Sweden, and New Zealand.  Costco also operates e-commerce sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia.

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