Updated: April 16, 2019

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.

Annual Report

Budget

Bylaws

Section Info Sheet

See our supplemental CLE Materials.


Executive Committee Elections Begin in May

For information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws. The positions that are open for the upcoming election are as follows:

  • Chair: two-year position, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, and ending Sept. 30, 2021
  • Treasurer: two-year position, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, and ending Sept. 30, 2021
  • Secretary: two-year position, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, and ending Sept. 30, 2021
  • At-Large Member: three-year position, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, and ending Sept. 30, 2022

Voting will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. To ensure you receive a ballot, please click here and/or adjust your spam filters/firewalls to ensure your email address will receive the ballot.

Questions?

Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.


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.


Executive Committee

ChairScott Schrum (2017-2019)

SecretaryJoel Emans (2017-2019)

TreasurerBeth St. Clair (2017-2019)

Immediate Past ChairPaul Swegle (2017-2020)

Young Lawyer LiaisonDavid Commisa* (2018-2020)

Board of Governors Liaison: Kyle Sciuchetti*

Committee Members
Tonya Gisselberg (2016-2019)
Britt Bachtel-Browning (2018-2020)
Freya Brier (2017-2020)
Tina Davis (2018-2020)
Jim Doane (2018-2020)
Kevin Fay (2017-2020)
Bernel Goldberg (2017-2020)
Ben Loewen (2018-2020)
Dan Menser (2018-2020)
Amy Neuberger (2017-2020)
Elaine Pascua (2017-2020)
Bryn Peterson (2018-2020)

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.



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, Scott Schrum.