- University of Washington , BA
- Washington, Washington State Bar Association
- Childhaven - President, Board of Trustees, 2007, 2008
- Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington - President, 2007; Past Vice President and Trustee, 2005 - 2006
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Seattle (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Commercial Litigation
- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
- Named to "Best Lawyers Under 40" list by the National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association
- Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington Super Lawyers," 2007 - 2012
- Lawyer Representative to Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2003, 2007 - 2009
- United States Court of Appeals
- Class Actions
- International Arbitration
- Product Liability
Lawyer Practice Areas
Lawyer Case History
Underwriters for Thuraya v. Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
Represented Boeing in international arbitration venued in Paris relating to satellite constructive total loss resulting in alleged damages of several hundred million dollars. The ICC issued a final decision rejecting insurers’ claims and awarding defense costs to Boeing.
Other Court Admissions
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Astrium, S.A.S v. TRW, Inc.
Successfully represented Corning against product liability and commercial claims arising out of the alleged degraded performance of six telecommunication satellites, with $135 million in damages claimed. Judgment in Corning's favor affirmed by the Ninth Circuit. 254 F. Supp. 2d 1129 (C.D. Cal. 2003), aff'd, 197 Fed. Appx. 575 (9th Cir. 2006)
Shannon v. Boise Cascade Corp.
Defense of statewide consumer protection class action involving wood siding products. Won summary judgment dismissing the action. After the intermediate appellate court reinstated the action, convinced the Illinois Supreme Court to take review and affirm the judgment of the trial court on grounds that the allegedly deceptive advertising did not proximately cause damages under Illinois' consumer fraud statute. 805 N.E.2d 213 (Ill. 2004), rev'g 783 N.E.2d 1105 (Ill. App. Ct. 2003)
City of Livonia Employees' Retirement System v. The Boeing Company
Successfully represented Boeing and two of its senior executives in a securities fraud class action relating to the delay of first flight of the 787 Dreamliner. Plaintiffs' operative complaint relied on the alleged statements of a confidential source who purportedly possessed high-level knowledge. After plaintiffs revealed the identity of their source, defendants secured a declaration and deposition from the source, in which he refuted the allegations attributed to him. Defendants subsequently moved for and won dismissal of plaintiffs' complaint with prejudice. The court agreed with defendants that plaintiffs' counsel failed to conduct a reasonable inquiry and made material misrepresentations of fact concerning the source's position and personal knowledge. See City of Livonia Employees' Retirement System v. The Boeing Company, No. 09-CV-7143, 2011 WL 824604 (N.D. Ill. March 7, 2011).
In re Deep Vein Thrombosis
17 personal injury lawsuits dismissed on summary judgment by MDL judge. 356 F. Supp. 2d 1055 (N.D. Cal. 2005)