Updated: May 7, 2024

Corporate Counsel Section

Membership in the Corporate Counsel Section is open to any active member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association. Our members include in-house legal counsel, attorneys in private practice who spend a substantial portion of their time working with in-house counsel, and other legal professionals who counsel businesses or nonprofit enterprises. We urge attorneys interested in learning more about corporate law departments and general business and corporate law to join our section. Law students may join as subscribers of the section, but do not have voting rights.

The section provides a number of programs and other resources for our members. Our quarterly dinner meetings provide an excellent opportunity to socialize and network, and include speakers on various topics of interest to section members. CLE credit is generally available for each dinner meeting.

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The Corporate Counsel Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about section membership as well as the section's executive committee.

Upcoming Programs

Section Membership

Executive Committee

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Upcoming Programs

Executive Committee Elections

Election season is here and it's almost time to vote for your next executive committee. Head over to the Election page to see a timeline of when voting happens and instructions on how to make sure you will receive your ballot via email.

If you have any questions, please email sections@wsba.org.


NEW In-Person Seminar: Navigating Generative AI and IP: Practical Guidance

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Developed partnership with the WSBA Corporate Counsel Section

Join us as we explore the rapidly evolving legal landscape of generative artificial intelligence and its implications for intellectual property. Our session will focus on providing corporate counsel with practical guidelines and best practices to navigate this complex terrain effectively. We will offer actionable insights to help companies effectively leverage the opportunities presented by generative AI, while safeguarding intellectual property and mitigating risk.

When: May 29, 2024

Time: 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Where: Bellevue Club, 11200 SE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6403

Credits: 1.00 Law & Legal Procedure

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Section Membership

In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the WSBA to join this section. We also welcome law students to join our Section.

You can join via secure online transaction. Once you have paid your membership dues, you will be added to the membership of the section and will begin receiving our newsletter and other information about section activities.

Receive information regarding upcoming events and get involved in the current discussion by joining our LinkedIn page.

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Executive Committee

Chair: Joel Emans (2023-2025)

Immediate Past Chair: Vacant (2023-2025)

SecretaryKat Stryker (2023-2025)

TreasurerVacant (2023-2025)

Young Lawyer Liaison*Pablo Haspel (2022-2024)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Kevin Fay (2023-2024)

At-Large Members:

Kari Manlove (2021-2024)
Selina Kang (2021-2024)
Amy Neuberger (2023-2026)
Bryn Peterson (2023-2026)
Carmen Wong (2023-2026)
Gregory Blair (2023-2026)
Joanna Carey Cleveland (2023-2026)
Jolene Marshall (2023-2026)
Laura Meyer (2023-2026)
Shahzad Qadri (2023-2026)

*Nonvoting member

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Join Our List Serve

Section members can join the section list serve to receive information about section activities and other section-related matters. Email sections@wsba.org and request to join the list serve. For more information about the Corporate Counsel Section, please contact the section Chair Joel Emans.

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