In case you haven’t heard, I just completed the first week in my new office at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe – a Seattle law firm which I have joined as a partner. My practice at Orrick, which was founded in San Francisco 150 years ago, will include policy advocacy, regulatory compliance and litigation strategies for clients across the country. I am very excited to be the co-chair of the firm’s Public Policy Group, which will allow me to work with clients to solve their most important legal and competitive issues in state legislatures and before state attorneys general.
In addition to my legal work, I will continue my involvement in issues facing our communities. An example of that was last Thursday, when I hosted Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and a group of 25 party activists and leaders, to talk about how we can improve our chances for future Republican successes in Washington State and across the country. Chairman Priebus is on a multi-city tour for his Growth & Opportunity Project to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the party in 2012, and get feedback from grassroots activists, donors and others to develop an action plan for the party through 2014.
I am excited to be involved with this project to help put the party on a path to improve our future prospects. You can read the Seattle Times coverage of our meetinghere, and for a national perspective, take a look here.
I look forward to continue keeping you apprised of my public policy and volunteer work as I continue my transition to the private sector. To help me make sure I am focusing on issues that matter to some of my strongest supporters, I hope you will take a moment and let me know your thoughts about a couple of tax-related issues being proposed in Olympia. Click here to take the three-question survey on my website.
All the best,