Updated: Aug. 26, 2020

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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2020 Grant Program Is Now Open and Accepting Applications!

Last year the WSBA Corporate Counsel Section donated $5,000 to local nonprofits and the Section is excited to be offering this opportunity again this year.
The application period is now open and runs through Monday, Aug. 31. Grant recipients will be notified following the Corporate Counsel Executive Committee Meeting in September.

Grant Application

Grant Program Overview

Questions? Contact bernelgoldberg@gmail.com or tboyd@naviabenefits.com


Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!

Below are the results of the Corporate Counsel Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.

At-Large Member (twelve positions open): Three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Britt Bachtel-Browning 

Tina Boyd

Kevin Fay

Bernel Goldberg

Christopher Graves

Ben Loewen

Jolene Marshall

Amy Neuberger

Elaine Pascua

Monica Reinmiller

Katherine Stryker

Carmen Wong

Questions? 

Contact 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 (2019-2021)

SecretaryJoel Emans (2019-2021)

TreasurerBeth St. Clair (2019-2021)

Immediate Past ChairPaul Swegle (2019-2021)

Young Lawyer Liaison*David Commisa (2018-2020)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Kyle Sciuchetti

Committee Members
Britt Bachtel-Browning (2017-2020)
Freya Brier (2017-2020)
Tina Boyd (2017-2020)
Jim Doane (2017-2020)
Kevin Fay (2017-2020)
Bernel Goldberg (2017-2020)
Ben Loewen (2017-2020)
Dan Menser (2017-2020)
Amy Neuberger (2017-2020)
Elaine Pascua (2017-2020)
Bryn Peterson (2017-2020)
Katherine Stryker (2019-2020)
Tonya Gisselberg (2019-2022)
Tim McMichael (2019-2022)

*Non-voting member

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


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, Scott Schrum.