Global Business Law Institute GBLI Advisory Board & Community

Industry Advisory Board

  • David Zapolsky
    Senior Vice President,
    General Counsel and Secretary
    (Chair of Industry Advisory Board)

  • Brett Gerry
    Chief Legal Officer,
    Executive Vice President, Global Compliance

  • Ronen Elad
    Senior Vice President, Legal

  • Jeff Dickerman
    Senior Vice President,
    General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

  • Jeannine D’Amico Lemker
    Major, Lindsey & Africa

  • Brad Smith
    President & Chief Legal Officer

    Teresa J. Hutson
    Corporate Vice President

  • Jason Stevens
    Executive Vice President, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

  • Mike Walton
    Vice President,
    General Counsel

  • Kristy Harlan
    Senior Vice President, General
    Counsel and Corporate Secretary

  • Matt LeMaster
    Chair, M&A Practice

  • Foster Garvey

    Sara Sandford
    Benchmark International ADR

  • Pallavi Mehta Wahi
    Managing Partner, Seattle Office

  • John Pierce

  • Alaska Airlines

    Kyle Levine
    Senior Vice President, Legal,
    General Counsel,
    Corporate Secretary,
    Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

  • Watson Farley & Williams

    Jeffrey Wool
    Senior Global Advisor

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    Matthew Penarczyk
    Head of Legal, Americas

  • Smartsheet

    Jolene Marshall
    Chief Legal Officer, Smartsheet

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    Joe Lee
    Vice President, Legal & Deputy General Counsel, Cisco

  • Funko

    Tracy Daw
    Chief Legal Officer, Funko

  • Madrona

    Joanna Black
    General Counsel, Madrona

Seattle Business Community

Seattle’s vibrant business community — with world leaders in global manufacturing, IT, retail and electronic commerce — allows the Global Business Law Institute to draw on the region’s expertise. The industry advisory board is a key element of the Global Business Law Institute, and members of the board include senior legal executives from prominent companies and law firms.


  • Inc.
  • The Boeing Corporation
  • Expedia
  • Expeditors
  • Holland & Knight
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi International Corporation
  • Port of Seattle Commission
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Weyerhaeuser

Law Firms

  • Davis Wright and Tremaine
  • Garvey Schubert Barer
  • K&L Gates
  • Perkins Coie, LLP

International Connections

The Global Business Law Institute benefits from the UW School of Law’s longstanding global network of companies, firms and universities. Joint projects with various international universities contribute to scholarship and broaden the student experience.