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Apr

2024
International Aerospace and Defense Company Hires Deputy General Counsel

Congratulations to Stacey Burton who joins Elbit America as Deputy General Counsel.  She will be based at headquarters in Texas.  Prior to joining Elbit, Burton focused on government contracts and regulatory law at NASA; the EPA; the United States Air Force; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and as partner and chair of government contracts at a Washington, D.C. law firm.  Burton also had senior roles at Huntsman Corporation, where she focused on nanotechnology, and most recently at L3Harris Technologies, where she acted as General Counsel for Broadband Communications and Integrated Vision Solutions.

Elbit America is a Delaware LLC with headquarters in Fort Worth, TX.  Elbit America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, which is a publicly-held company (NASDAQ and TASE exchanges) based in Haifa, Israel. Elbit America is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With 23 facilities throughout the United States, Elbit America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Established in 1993 as a small F-16 avionics center, Elbit America has since grown substantially and exceeded $1.5 billion in revenue in 2021.  The company’s products now span an array of world-class solutions, including advanced avionics and cockpit solutions, helmet mounted displays, precision targeting systems, sonobuoys, advanced medical diagnostics, and the premier enhanced night vision technology system.

Mar

2024
Patent Attorney Joins Seattle Biopharma Omeros

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Shan Liao has joined Omeros Corporation as Patent Counsel focused on biotech IP.  Prior to joining Omeros, Liao worked at a patent boutique supporting biotech, biochem, and biomedical clients, as well as a technology start-up.  She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where she earned a full-tuition scholarship funded by Microsoft.

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.

Feb

2024
K&L Gates in Chicago Welcomes e-DAT Counsel

K&L Gates in Chicago welcomes Alicia Hawley as e-Discovery Analysis & Technology (e-DAT) Counsel.  With more than two decades of experience, Hawley focuses on routine and complex e-discovery matters, best practices, case and narrative development, fact investigations, and discovery strategy.  She has represented Fortune 100 companies, banks, broker-dealers, C-suite executives, and financial institutions in investigations and prosecutions by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of Justice, the Illinois Inspector General, and various state Attorneys General.  In addition to her work focused on e-discovery, Hawley also maintains a practice related to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Prior to joining the firm, Hawley practiced e-DAT law at other AmLaw 50 law firms and graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

With lawyers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America, K&L Gates’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice is uniquely positioned to assist clients in resolving their disputes at the local, national, and international levels. The firm’s litigators are some of the foremost practitioners in their field, with many ranked nationally and internationally and including fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Law Institute, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, among others.

Jan

2024
Clearwater Paper Hires Seasoned Securities Attorney

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Marc Rome has joined Clearwater Paper in Spokane, WA as Associate General Counsel focused on securities and corporate governance.  Prior to joining Clearwater, Rome worked at T-Mobile as VP, Legal Affairs, Corporate Governance, Securities and Finance and Assistant Corporate Secretary; and eBay Inc. as VP, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and Assistant Secretary.  He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.

Clearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) is a premier supplier of private brand tissue to major retailers, including grocery, club, mass merchants, and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong relationships through quality and service.

Dec

2023
Experienced Privacy Attorney Joins West Coast Law Firm

We congratulate Laura Lemire on joining Schwabe’s Seattle office as Of Counsel focused on privacy and data security law.  Previously, Lemire practiced over a decade at Microsoft, Twitter (now X Corp.), and a top Seattle privacy law boutique.

Schwabe focuses its practices by industry, so clients can access legal services based on their unique needs in today’s economy. Schwabe’s understanding of seven key ‎industry sectors allows it to help clients achieve success through ideas, advice, and exceptional ‎legal counsel. With nearly 170 lawyers in seven offices, Schwabe is among the largest law firms in the region. Clients from start-ups and entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500 count on Schwabe for full-spectrum legal services to help them achieve goals throughout their business lives.

Nov

2023
Victoria Harris Speaks about In-House Recruiting at NALSC Conference

NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) invited Victoria Harris to speak at its October 20 conference hosted by Latham & Watkins in New York.  Victoria moderated a panel on in-house recruiting that covered topics including: (1) when and why companies work with external recruiters; (2) how to make successful attorney placements, including helping law firm candidates transition successfully to in-house; and (3) the nuts and bolts of a successful in-house recruiting practice, including how to support DEI efforts, complete challenging searches, and develop lasting relationships with employer clients.

NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) is the only organization representing the legal search profession.  The organization is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards by requiring adherence of its members to the NALSC Code of Ethics.  NALSC currently is comprised of 200+ member firms and individuals from all over the United States and Canada, as well as other international locations.  An increasing number of legal employers incorporate a clause requiring adherence to the NALSC Code of Ethics in their recruitment contracts.

Oct

2023
International Defense Company Hires Government Contracts Counsel

Bryan Rowlands has joined Elbit America as Associate General Counsel serving as the company’s primary government contracts attorney.  He will be based in the Arlington, VA office.  Prior to joining Elbit, Rowlands worked fifteen years as a contracts expert at technology companies that supply the federal government.

Elbit America is a Delaware LLC with headquarters in Fort Worth, TX.  Elbit America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, which is a publicly-held company (NASDAQ and TASE exchanges) based in Haifa, Israel. Elbit America is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With 23 facilities throughout the United States, Elbit America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Established in 1993 as a small F-16 avionics center, Elbit America has since grown substantially and exceeded $1.5 billion in revenue in 2021.  The company’s products now span an array of world-class solutions, including advanced avionics and cockpit solutions, helmet mounted displays, precision targeting systems, sonobuoys, advanced medical diagnostics, and the premier enhanced night vision technology system.

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.

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