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K&L Gates Welcomes Seattle Corporate Partner

The Seattle office of global law firm K&L Gates welcomes Christopher Bellavia as a corporate partner.  Mr. Bellavia is an experienced corporate attorney who recently served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for consumer goods company Bulletproof 360, as well as General Counsel at Fisher Communications, and Assistant General Counsel at Washington Mutual.

K&L Gates’ corporate practice has over 500 lawyers in offices on five continents serving clients in domestic, international, and cross-border transactions.


Former SCOTUS Clerk for Chief Justice Roberts Joins Boeing Global Services

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Ben Tyson has joined Boeing Global Services as Senior Counsel in St. Louis.  Boeing Global Services provides aftermarket services and equipment to commercial, defense, and space customers around the world.

Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. Tyson was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.  He graduated first in his class from the University of Virginia School of Law, while also earning an MBA.  After law school, Mr. Tyson clerked for several federal judges, including the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Global Technology & Commerce Company Hires Experienced Antitrust Attorney

Amy Posner has joined Amazon as Senior Corporate Counsel specializing in antitrust law.  She previously practiced at the Federal Trade Commission and Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Posner graduated from Northwestern University School of Law.


Polsinelli Launches Women-Led Seattle Patent Group

We are pleased to announce that patent attorneys Emily Peyser and Katherine Lee have joined Polsinelli’s Seattle office.

Ms. Peyser is a Shareholder with a background as a chemical engineer at several industry-leading companies.  She handles every stage in the lifecycle of her clients’ intellectual property assets, with an emphasis on planning, procurement of U.S. and foreign patents, opinions, enforcement, and licensing.

Ms. Lee is a Counsel with an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering.  She supports clients in various technical industries with patent prosecution, patent portfolio development, pre-litigation analysis, post-grant proceedings, and patent litigation.

In 2018, Polsinelli launched its Seattle office with a group of experienced business attorneys.  As reported in The American Lawyer, Polsinelli plans to build its Seattle IP team as part as a nationwide push to expand its IP practice.  Ms. Peyser told The American Lawyer that she and her women patent colleagues were particularly attracted to Polsinelli because the firm has a “Women in Intellectual Property” initiative.  “Polsinelli believes that we provide better client service with a diverse team of attorneys,” she said.  “And that’s also a belief that I hold, and so it just seems like a perfect match for me to move to Polsinelli.”


Senior Anti-Piracy and Brand Enforcement Attorney Joins Iconic Entertainment Company

Harris Legal Search congratulates Alexandra DeNeve on joining Nintendo as Senior Counsel, Anti-Piracy and Brand Enforcement.  Prior to joining Nintendo, Ms. DeNeve served as intellectual property enforcement counsel at Velcro Companies and Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.  After graduating with honors from Tulane Law School, she practiced intellectual property litigation at Loeb & Loeb LLP in New York and Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.

Nintendo is the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment.  Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Washington, serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas.  Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems.  Nintendo has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda, and Pokémon. 


Chief Compliance Counsel Joins Fluke Corporation

Halley Agnello has joined Fluke Electronics Corporation as Chief Compliance Counsel.  Previously, she worked at Apple Inc. in Global Security Investigations, and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.  Ms. Agnello graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Fluke Corporation is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution, and service of electronic test tools and software.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV), Fluke is a multi-national corporation headquartered in the greater Seattle area. 


National Timberland REIT Hires VP, General Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Michele Tyler has joined PotlatchDeltic in Spokane, Washington, as VP, General Counsel.  Previously, Ms. Tyler was SVP, Chief Legal Officer, and Corp. Secretary at a publicly-traded defense services company in Colorado Springs.  Ms. Tyler graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.

PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ: PCH) is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns nearly 1.9 million acres of timberland in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Mississippi.  PotlatchDeltic, a leader in sustainable forest practices, is dedicated to long-term stewardship and sustainable management of its timber resources.


Limeade Hires VP, Legal

Harris Legal Search congratulates Scott Fletcher on joining Limeade as VP, Legal.   Mr. Fletcher is an experienced business attorney who has worked at Microsoft and, most recently, a startup based in San Mateo, California.  He graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.

Limeade provides an enterprise software-as-a-service platform for employers to offer their employees online wellness, employee well-being, enterprise healthcare benefits, self-improvement, and employee assistance programs.


REI Hires New Corporate Counsel

Anna Szygorski has joined Recreational Equipment, Inc. ("REI") as Corporate Counsel focused on transactions.  After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2010, Ms. Szygorski worked as a corporate associate at Fenwick & West in Seattle.  Most recently, she worked at a publicly-traded pet insurance provider as its lead corporate attorney.  Ms. Szygorski, an avid backpacker, is excited to advance REI's mission "to inspire, educate, and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship."


Litigation Attorney Joins PACCAR

Harris Legal Search congratulates Jesse Blaisdell on joining PACCAR as Litigation Counsel.  Mr. Blaisdell previously practiced at a Seattle litigation boutique.  In 2011, Mr. Blaisdell graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law.

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