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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.


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.


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.


Asset Management Firm Hires Public Equity Attorney

Harris Legal Search congratulates Jeff Shim on joining our client, Cascade Asset Management Company.  Previously, Shim focused on capital markets and corporate governance as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York.  He was also seconded at Credit Suisse Group AG.  Shim graduated from Columbia Law School and magna cum laude in Economics from Princeton University.

Founded in 1994, Cascade Asset Management Company is investing to support and advance the vital work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Gates Family.


Amazon Web Services Hires Senior Corporate Counsel, Worldwide Public Sector

Congratulations to Judy Choi who has joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) as Senior Corporate Counsel, Worldwide Public Sector in Northern Virginia.  Prior to joining AWS, Choi was Associate General Counsel at McKinsey & Company and specialized in government contracts at Crowell & Moring in Washington D.C.

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.


The Pokémon Company Hires Entertainment Counsel

Harris Legal Search congratulates Samuel Goss on joining The Pokémon Company International as Senior Corporate Counsel, Commercial & Business Affairs.  Goss has global in-house expertise in commercial and intellectual property law, as well as business experience in the music industry.  Goss relocated to Seattle from London, where he managed business affairs for Vevo, the world's leading music video network.

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website.  Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.


Privacy & Data Security Attorney Joins Perkins Coie

Margot Adams has joined the Privacy & Security Law group at Perkins Coie in Seattle.  After graduating from Stanford Law, Adams clerked for the Hon. Richard F. Boulware II of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Perkins Coie is ranked by Chambers USA among the best firms in the nation for privacy and data security.  The group represents clients across a wide range of industries and stages of growth, from startups to Fortune 500 companies in technology, retail, digital publishing, advertising, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and education, among other sectors.


Boeing Commercial Airplanes Hires Senior Supply Chain Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Boeing has hired Ryan Burningham as Senior Counsel, Boeing Commercial Airplane Programs & Supply Chain.  Prior to joining Boeing, Burningham practiced litigation at Susman Godfrey, clerked for a federal judge, and graduated from Yale Law School.

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.


Expedia Hires VP, Employment Counsel

Harris Legal Search congratulates Expedia Group on hiring Melissa Day as Vice President, Head of Employment Law.  Day is Expedia's lead counsel for all global and domestic employment law matters.  Previously, Day practiced employment law at Microsoft and the California DOJ.

Founded in 1999, Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through its global platform.  Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.  Expedia Group corporate headquarters is located at a beautiful waterfront campus in Seattle.


REI Hires General Counsel

Harris Legal Search congratulates REI on hiring Minnie Alexander as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.  She joins REI from The Walt Disney Company, where she served as Assistant General Counsel.  Alexander has worked also at Campbell Soup Company and Dorsey & Whitney.

As Alexander stated in REI’s public announcement, “I have been a member of the REI community for more than 20 years.  I am excited to help bring to life REI’s vision of enabling more people to enjoy time outside because I believe in the restorative power of nature.  As a lawyer, being the general counsel for a company like REI is a great opportunity to put my legal skills to work for a company that I love.”

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer headquartered near Seattle.  The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service.  REI has 174 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia.  REI isn’t just about gear.  Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country.  In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities.  To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.

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