Materials from Previous CLE

Materials for April, 8, 2014, "Recent Developments in Discrimination Law 2012-2013"

PowerPoint "Recent Developments in Discrimination Law: 2012-2013" by Portia R. Moore, Partner - Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP and Sheehan Sullivan Weiss, Partner - Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

(From left to right: Amy Pannoni, Assistant General Counsel, HR Legal Group at Microsoft; Sheehan Sullivan Weiss, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine; and Portia More, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)

WSBA Board of Governors members James Armstrong and Robin Haynes

Materials for February 11, 2014, presentation: "Monetizing Your Intellectual Property"

PowerPoint "IP Monetization" by Byron E. Springer, Jr. Chief Counsel - Acquisitions Intellectual Ventures

PowerPoint "IP Monetization - Why?" by Rick Koske Patent Attorney - Foster Pepper PLLC

(From left to right: James Doane, General Counsel Costco; Richard Koske, Foster Pepper PLLC; Byron E. Springer, Jr., Chief Counsel Acquisitions Intellectual Ventures; Douglas Grady, Foster Pepper PLLC)

Ethics in the House: Professional Conduct in the Corporation a Half-Day CLE and Networking Event

The WSBA Corporate Counsel Section held its biennial Ethics CLE on November 16, 2012.  The event was a great success with over 106 present and 105 attending online. We explored timely topics that included:

  • The legal ethics surrounding the use of social media.
  • Ethical considerations surrounding spoliation and e-discovery.
  • A panel discussion examining the issues that arise at the confluence of legal ethics and corporate compliance programs.
  • Hypothetical case studies.

Thank you to our great faculty and event chair, Kevin Fay, Counsel for PACCAR, Inc. for helping us put on a terrific CLE.


(From left to right: Kevin Fay, event chair; Aric Harrett, faculty; Professor Boerner and Professor Strait, faculty; Ethics Institute Panel) 

Materials from the September 21, 2012, CLE: First Annual Corporate Counsel Section and Business Law Section Half-Day CLE and Networking Event

PowerPoint for "Uncommon Stock: Transacting in the Private Company Space" by Annemarie Tierney

PowerPoint for "Ethics for Corporate Counsel" by Paul Swegle

Ethics for In-House Counsel  by Paul Swegle

Materials for September 13, 2012, presentation: "What Every Corporate Counsel Should Know About Judges and Juries"  

Powerpoint for "What Every Corporate Counsel Should Know About Judges and Juries" by Ted Prosise, Ph. D. and Thomas O'Toole, Ph. D.

"A View From the Bench: Tips and Observations from the Honorable Michael Simon"

CCI topic recently featured in the Bar News

"Writing Success for In-House Counsel" by Paul Swegle

2011 Corporate Counsel Institute

Visit to purchase the CD set from the 2011 Corporate Counsel Institute.

The WSBA Corporate Counsel Section held its 2011 Corporate Counsel Institute on November 18. The WSBA CLE Conference Center was filled to capacity and 79 participants attended by video conference. The Section’s next event will be a Quarterly Dinner and Mini CLE on February 7 at the Rainier Club in Seattle. For more information, contact Section Chair Paul Swegle at

Corporate Counsel Section Chair Paul Swegle (ING DIRECT ShareBuilder) and event co-chair Holly Petersen (Itron, Inc.) kick off the 2011 Corporate Counsel Institute.

Robert Howie, partner with the firm Riddell Williams, educates and entertains with a presentation on employment law.