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JANUARY 6, 2016 – Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of three attorneys—Patrick J. Ferguson, John A. Goldmark, and Dipa N. Sudra—to partnership.

"Patrick, John, and Dipa are outstanding lawyers who exemplify our firm’s commitment to excellence in client service," said Jeff Gray, managing partner of Davis Wright Tremaine. "They have incredibly bright futures and I’m delighted to welcome them to the partnership."

Ferguson practices out of the San Francisco office, where he focuses on energy and environmental matters. He represents utilities and independent power producers in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Independent System Operator; structures and negotiates power purchase agreements and other energy-related contracts; and works to shape California energy policy and regulation. He has significant litigation experience and has also helped companies through government investigations and enforcement actions in both the civil and criminal arenas.

Ferguson received his B.S. and B.B.A. in Management Science from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He is on the board of directors of the Power Association of Northern California.

Goldmark is a litigator in the Seattle office, where he represents clients from a variety of industries, including online retail, software, telecommunications, international import, national retail and distribution, health care, and financial services. He has hands-on experience in a wide variety of matters, including intellectual property litigation (plaintiff and defense), consumer class actions, state and federal securities fraud claims, contract disputes, and appellate litigation.

Goldmark received his B.A. in Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology from Whitman College and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. He was selected by Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers to the Washington “Rising Stars” list each of the last three years.

Sudra helps her clients solve their most complex benefits issues, ensuring compliance with myriad rules and regulations. Her extensive experience includes providing sophisticated advice and counsel on ERISA, the Tax Code, ACA, COBRA, HIPAA, and GINA. She has in-depth knowledge and insight on a wide variety of plans: defined contribution (401(k), 403(b), money-purchase and profit-sharing), defined benefit, health and welfare (wrap, HRA, retiree, MEWA), fringe benefit, non-qualified deferred compensation, and cafeteria. Sudra also represents employers in M&A-related benefits issues. She is regularly called upon to lead training sessions for clients on matters such as fiduciary issues relating to ERISA plans.

Sudra received her B.A. in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, her M.A. from the University of Oxford, her LPC (Legal Practice Course) qualification from The College of Law, Guildford, and her ATII (Associate of the Taxation Institution Incorporated) qualification from the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

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