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Karrin Klotz

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Karrin Klotz is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in litigation and general business law matters. After a judicial clerkship under the Hon. Gabrielle K. McDonald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, she served as a litigator on complex business litigation issues with Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop), a litigator on worldwide software piracy issues at Donahue, Gallagher, Thomas and Woods, as corporate counsel for Amdahl Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, and as Associate General Counsel for Wall Data Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She has been an adjunct professor for many years, for both UW and Seattle University Law School, specializing in business, intellectual property, and environmental law issues. In addition she has her own legal practice, specializing in representing entrepreneurs on the wide range of issues faced by small businesses operating on a worldwide level. She is the past chairman of the Public Information and Media Relations Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, a Vice President of the Washington Women Lawyers, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa, and has published a paper on intellectual property audits at the 9th World Congress on Intellectual Capital and Innovation.