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LEGAL EXPERIENCE

2000 - 2001 Talmadge & Stockmeyer, Seattle WA

1997 - 2000 Law Office of Cleveland Stockmeyer, Seattle WA

1992-1994, Kargianis, Watkins and Werner, and Hendricks & Lewis, Seattle WA, Association of Counsel

Civil trial and appellate litigation in solo practice. Representing plaintiffs in class actions of Taft-Hartley health trust funds asserting antitrust, RICO and CPA claims against tobacco manufacturers (Northwest Laborers v. Phillip Morris et al.), nursing homes seeking refund of B&O taxes (Lacey Nursing Center, Inc. v. Wash. St. Dept. of Revenue), plaintiffs, creditors & claimants in commercial, personal injury, employment, estates, bankruptcy and other contexts.

1995-1996 Washington State Supreme Court, Olympia WA

Law Clerk Assisting in preparing approximately 30 written opinions resolving in appeals, motions, and original actions.

1985-1992 Baker & McKenzie, New York, New York

International commercial litigation and arbitration practice in state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals. Won residential political asylum case; commended by federal judge for success in civil rights case; won significant jury verdict in will contest.

1983 Community Law Offices, New York, New York

Handled housing and SSI cases for Spanish-speaking clients of Harlem Legal Aid office.

1980-1981 International Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and Washington Office on Latin America.

Focused on political asylum and human rights issues.

 

POLITICAL CONSULTING, CAMPAIGNS & ADVOCACY

 

2000-Present: Executive Director, Rainier Institute:

Directed the Bipartisan institute for the advancement of pragmatic, effective policies.

1999 Present: Transportation Activist:

Published opinion pieces regarding transportation issues in the Seattle Times and the Wall Street Journal. Active in Puget Sound Coalition, Sane Transit, and monorail campaign. Drafted I-53, Seattle's second monorail initiative, which passed with 58% of the vote.

1995-2000: Steering Committee & Volunteer

Campaigns to elect or re-elect Justice Tom Chambers, Chief Justice Barbara Durham, Justice Charles W. Johnson, Justice Rosselle Pekelis, Judge Anne Ellington, and Judge Doug North.

1992-1998 Campaign consultant, manager, fund raiser, candidate and staffer.

Experienced in campaign strategy, communications, fundraising, voter targeting and contact, managing volunteers, endorsements, and scheduling.

1998: Consultant, Greg Canova for State Supreme Court.

1996: Manager, Don Stuart for Congress

1996: Organizer, Walter Capps for Congress

1994 Candidate for State Representative, 36th L.D., Seattle, Washington.

1994: Finance Director, Phil Talmadge for State Supreme Court

1992: Scheduler & Issues Analyst, Don Bonker for U.S. Senate. Organizer, Clinton-Lowry-Murray Coordinated Campaign.

 

PUBLICATIONS

"Enforcing U.S. Judgment in British Columbia," Wash. State Bar News, July 1996

"Will RICO Move Abroad?", New York Law Journal (NYLJ), November 31, 1985

American Jurisprudence Award, Conflict of Laws

Assisted drafting Restatement 3rd of Foreign Relations Law, published by American Law Institute Publishers.

"Consequences of International Arbitration of Antitrust & RICO" New York Law Journal (NYLJ), December 23, 1985

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Washington State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association 

 

EDUCATION

J.D., 1985, New York University School of Law.

Honors: Captain, Jessup International Law Moot Court Team

M.A., 1982 Columbia University, New York, New York.

Honors: University Fellow, International Relations

B.A., 1979, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio.

 

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