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JULY 22, 2013 – Wendy Kearns, a lawyer with extensive experience representing a wide variety of technology clients, has joined the growing technology transactional and M&A practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

Kearns brings 14 years of practical experience to the firm, including being in-house at the world's largest software company, working at Heller Ehrman/Venture Law Group in Seattle and Silicon Valley, and, most recently, running her own boutique technology firm.

"Wendy brings an extraordinary set of skills and background to Davis Wright," said Dan Waggoner, co-chair of the firm's communications, media & information technology (CMIP) practice. "The breadth of her knowledge will provide our tech clients with acute insight, whether they are seeking assistance with transactional matters, IP, distribution, advertising, or any other issue in this dynamic sector."

"I am thrilled to be able to bring my practice to Davis Wright’s thriving platform," said Kearns. "My areas of experience are highly complementary to the firm’s existing team of highly talented lawyers. I look forward to bringing my skills to bear for the firm’s stellar roster of technology clients, as well as bringing my current clients the benefits of Davis Wright’s full-service model."

In addition to licensing and technology transactions, Kearns has extensive experience with cloud services agreements, video game industry agreements, marketing and advertising agreements, and university intellectual property transactions, along with the IP aspects and transactional diligence for mergers and acquisitions.

Kearns was a software developer beginning in her teens, and went directly to law school. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was managing editor of the High Tech Law Journal. She is admitted to practice in Washington, California, and Arizona.

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