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Monday, October 9, 2017

Trying the 8 Figure Case

Start Date: 10/9/2017 11:45 AM PDT
End Date: 10/9/2017 1:15 PM PDT

Venue Name: Davis Wright Tremaine

1201 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA  United States  98101

Organization Name: WDTL

Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: 206-749-0319

Sponsor: WDTL's Women's Commission

October 9, 2017
11:45a.m. - 1:15p.m.
Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 3rd Ave, Suite 2200
Pending 1 WA CLE
Please join WDTL’s Women’s Commission for an exciting panel discussion on trying multi-million dollar cases. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
The esteemed panel:
Mary Gaston is a Partner at Perkins Coie in Seattle and focuses her nationwide trial and appellate practice defending clients from high-stakes tort claims, mass torts and complex civil claims, including wrongful death claims arising from airplane and helicopter accidents and claims alleging unfair competition and trade secret theft. Mary assists companies in the mortgage lending space with compliance issues and litigation matters. She also serves as national litigation counsel for clients and counsels clients on minimizing liability and litigation exposure, and regulatory compliance issues. Additionally, Mary has extensive experience defending clients from civil rights and other constitutional claims.
Jeanne Loftis is a shareholder in Bullivant Houser Bailey’s Portland office. Jeanne is a trial attorney who represents companies in the Pacific Northwest in a wide variety of commercial and casualty cases, with an emphasis on asbestos product liability claims and other mass tort litigation. She has represented businesses in many sectors, including construction, manufacturing, retail, food service, publishing and professional services. Her cases have involved product liability, insurance coverage, premises liability, Employer Liability Law (ELL), enforcement of non-competition agreements, construction injury and defect, investor mismanagement and fraud, environmental cleanup, and high exposure vehicular casualty cases.
Lisa Marchese, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, has a nationwide practice in the area of government contracts counseling and commercial litigation. Lisa provides full-service expertise to clients doing business or seeking to do business with the federal government, including government contract formation, administration, and counseling on a wide range of performance disputes and compliance matters. Lisa has advised clients on protecting and preserving intellectual property rights when entering into and performing contracts with the federal government. She has also advised and assisted clients in compliance matters related to industrial security. Lisa regularly litigates government contract claims before federal and state courts, boards of contract appeals, arbitration panels, and other tribunals throughout the United States. Lisa also has a wealth of experience representing Alaska Native corporations and defense subcontractors within the government contracting process.

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