James K. Doane, a Seattle resident, was elected as a member of the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, District 7-South, securing 54 percent of the vote against two other lawyers.
The Board oversees the mission and finances of the 36,000 member bar association, and holds public meetings throughout the state every six weeks. James currently is corporate counsel at Costco Wholesale.
Previously he was a partner at Preston Gates Ellis (now K & L Gates), Seattle office, and a foreign lawyer at a Tokyo law firm. He is grateful for support from a broad coalition including friends at law firms, corporate legal departments, and the Asian Bar Association of Washington. (end)