LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW
Washington, 1993; Hawaii, 1987; California, 1983; and New York, 1982
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA, J.D. 1981
Honors: Western New Eng. Law Review, Managing Editor
Nominated by Faculty to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
Publications: Massachusetts Law: Effect of Reasonable Use Standard on Surface Water Controversies, 2 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 549 (1980) (Cited in Page Motor Co. v. Baker, 182 Conn. Rptr. 484, at 493, 496 (1980)); Effect on Lease of a Tenant's Bankruptcy, prepared for a legal seminar on commercial real estate leasing
Hong Kong University, Asian Law Program, 1980
Middlebury College, Chinese Language School, Summer 1977 and 1979
Shih Fan College, Chinese Language School, Taipei, Taiwan, 1978
Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, A.B. Asian Studies, 1977 (Chinese studies)
Attorney Search Consultant for Quid Pro Quo, Seattle, WA
Seattle-based company that assists law firms and companies to find attorneys locally, nationally and internationally.
Director of Legal Affairs for AegisLiving
Nationally recognized, private company that has brought a fresh perspective to the senior living industry. While AegisLiving is based in Washington State, and recently was named the second best large company to work for in Washington State, it has over 40 facilities that are located in Washington, California, Nevada, Colorado and Kansas.
The Nathanson Group, Seattle, WA
Law firm specializing in health care, real estate, business and financing transactions.
Dir. of Administration for AFM Hospitality Company (public company traded on Toronto Stock Exchange)
International franchised hotel and restaurant management, internet hospitality marketing and commercial real estate: government compliance (including permits and licenses); negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts; business acquisition and integration; risk management; franchise compliance; investor relations; lobbying; maintaining corporate books; oversight of bank accounts; records retention; community outreach; work with outside counsel on protection of intellectual property; litigation management; oversight of employee issues, including employee manual and employee benefits programs; oversight of insurance needs.
Administrative Law Judge, New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany, NY
Reviewed, ruled on and drafted decisions on cases appealed to Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
Associate, Law Office of Stephen A. Pechenik, Troy, NY
General practice, with primary emphasis on litigation. Work included corporate, criminal, personal injury, family and bankruptcy law and both civil and criminal appellate work.
Senior Associate, Wagner & Watson, Honolulu, HI
Real estate development, including negotiating purchase of resorts and office buildings, construction of multi-phase condominium resort and drafting documentation; mechanics lien law, including representing developer against liens of $60 million; corporate law, including incorporation and drafting minutes for complex transactions; contract law; litigation, including immigration defense; bankruptcy law, including representation of trustee in large, complex cases.
Associate, William Stevens Jarvis, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Corporate law for domestic and international corporations, including issuance of preferred stock, incorporations, mergers and dissolutions; complex wills and trusts; representation of creditors in bankruptcy actions; contracts law.
Mandarin Chinese and some French, Spanish and Japanese
Hong Kong Association of Washington
National Asian American Pacific Bar Association
Phi Delta Phi
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council
Appointed for five-year term in 2005 by President George W. Bush to the Council, which oversees the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
USO Puget Sound Area
Board member 2003 - present; Chairman of the Board, 2004 - 2006.
Republican Women of Seattle
Named Republican Woman of the Year 2006; President, 2004; member, 2003 - present.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Board member, 2001 - present, Vice President and co-chair for Political Action Committee, which works with elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, 2004 - 2005; co-chair annual fund raising lunch, 2002 (increased net profit by more than 50%).
Junior League of Seattle, Inc.
President, 1999-2000 (led board in instituting policy governance and implementing fiscal policies and procedures); President-Elect, 1998-1999; VP Finance, 1997-98; VP Strategic Planning, 1996-97; Secretary, 1995-96; chaired and was member of various committees and advisory councils,1993-2002.
Member of Opportunity Place Building Committee (low income housing for women with homeless shelter and training facilities), 2002 - 2003; Chair of Donor Recognition Committee, 2003 (committee secured large bronze sculpture by a renowned artist for donor recognition piece); member of Art Committee, 2003 - present (establishing collection of art for Opportunity Place, including art for residents' rooms).
Western New England College School of Law
Member, Alumni Board of Directors, 2004-2006.
United Way of King County
Reviewed and made recommendations on grant requests for Community Safety Net Fund and received United Way of King County training re same, including numerous agency site visits, 2002; agency site visits, 2003.
Weitzmann Institute of Science and Technology
Member of Pacific Northwest advisory board, interacting with US and foreign scientists, including Nobel Prize winner and developing events to introduce new scientific developments and cutting edge scientists to the general public for both educational and fund raising purposes (1998-2000).
Young Presidents Organization, Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Science Center
Festival of the Fountains gala committee, 1996-2003 (chair, with spouse, 1997-98; netted over $210,000).
Washington Women's Foundation
Member 1997 - 98 (chair of one of two committees that reviewed grant requests, visited agencies and made recommendations on funding, 1998).
Woodland Park Zoological Society
Co-Chair of audience development for Jungle Party (auction/dinner), 1996; chair of audience development for Jungle Party 1997
Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador, 1988 - 2002 (met with applicants and sent reports to Cornell Univ.).
Mikiki Council, Honolulu, Oahu Elected 1987