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Privacy Attorney Joins Nintendo of America

We are pleased to announce that Bobby Schroeder has joined Nintendo of America as Privacy Counsel.  Mr. Schroeder previously worked as a privacy attorney at Siemens PLM Software in Portland, Oregon.  Mr. Schroeder is proficient in Japanese, having lived in Japan throughout high school.


Chief Legal Officer of Pokémon Company Named to Legal 500

We’re pleased that Don McGowan has been named a top 500 GC/CLO in the world by the Legal 500.  Over a decade ago, Harris Legal Search placed Mr. McGowan as Chief Legal Officer of The Pokémon Company International.

Mr. McGowan has a producer credit on the upcoming major motion picture, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.  Read more about Don’s success as an entertainment law attorney and Hollywood producer in the most recent edition of General Counsel magazine.


Global Technology & Commerce Company Hires Two Experienced Attorneys

Christopher Farmer has joined as Senior Corporate Counsel, Physical Retail Operations. Mr. Farmer was previously General Counsel of the U.S. division of Europe’s largest grocery retail chain. Mr. Farmer graduated from Duke University School of Law.

In addition, hired Jung Ju as Senior Corporate Counsel focused on SEC reporting and compliance.  Mr. Ju was previously Associate General Counsel at AIG, and an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb in New York. Mr. Ju received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Lead Regulatory and Privacy Compliance Attorney Hired by International Gaming Company

Harris Legal Search congratulates Karin Hansen on joining Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (Big Fish Games and Product Madness) as its first lead compliance attorney. Prior to joining Aristocrat, Ms. Hansen worked as a compliance and commercial attorney at a privately-held technology company based in Seattle.


Port of Seattle Hires General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Pete Ramels has joined the Port of Seattle's leadership team as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. The Port of Seattle plays a key role in the local economy, providing maritime and airport operations and other activities that drive job growth and increase prosperity throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Ramels will work closely with the Executive Director and Port Commission. Prior to joining the Port, Mr. Ramels served as Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division of the King County Prosecutor's Office, with expertise in government, real estate, and land use.


2018 Representative Placements
  • Acquisition of Seattle employment boutique by national labor and employment firm
  • General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer for major international port

  • General Counsel for international travel company

  • Lead intellectual property counsel for public manufacturing company

  • Lead Counsel for investment fund focused on inventions that benefit global health

  • Lead attorney for London-based international gaming company

  • Head compliance counsel for public manufacturing company

  • Top regulatory compliance and privacy lawyer for international gaming company

  • Primary attorney for technology incubator

  • Associate General Counsel for private art company with international renown

  • Associate Counsel, Retail for international public retail company

  • VP, Senior Corporate Counsel, Information Technology for national healthcare provider

  • Senior healthcare transactional and regulatory lawyer for medical devices and services company

  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Real Estate for global retail company

  • Senior Corporate Counsel for networking technology company

  • Senior Counsel, Employment for multi-billion REIT

  • Senior employment attorney for timber company

  • Senior Counsel, Commercial for public manufacturing company

  • Corporate Counsel for Seattle-based gaming company

  • Global trade counsel for public retail company

  • Corporate Counsel for networking technology company

  • Corporate Counsel for multinational consumer electronics and gaming company

  • Real estate associate for Seattle real estate boutique


Compliance Attorney Joins PACCAR

Elizabeth Tockman has been hired to head the compliance program at PACCAR.  Ms. Tockman was formerly VP of Compliance at StandardAero and Senior Compliance Counsel at Dematic and Diebold, Inc.  Prior to her in-house career, she practiced at Skadden Arps and Crowell & Moring in Washington DC. 


Real Estate Attorney Joins Amazon

Samantha Kaufman has joined Amazon as Associate Counsel, Physical Retail.  Ms. Kaufman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and was a real estate associate at Fried Frank in New York.


F5 Networks Hires Senior Corporate Counsel
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Gilmour has joined F5 Networks.  Mr. Gilmour was previously Senior Director at Concur Technologies, Inc. (an SAP company).  Prior to his tenure at Concur, he was Assistant Counsel at Merck.  He practiced at Paul Hastings after graduation from UCLA School of Law.


Nintendo of America Adds Business & Technology Corporate Counsel

Rachel Stauber has joined Nintendo of America as Corporate Counsel in the Business & Technology group.  Previously, Ms. Stauber practiced five years as a corporate and M&A associate at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.  In 2013, she earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School.

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