Colin Folawn

Shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Colin Folawn

Colin Folawn

Shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Biography

Colin Folawn helps clients resolve complex disputes, often involving the maritime and technology industries. He handles cases involving privacy and data security breach matters, maritime/admiralty law, and complex contract issues that include insurance and commercial matters. He also provides legal advice to lawyers regarding legal ethics and loss prevention.

Colin has tried civil jury cases to verdict in Washington courts and has written and argued several successful motions in state and federal courts. An experienced appellate lawyer, he has won cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.

Memberships & Awards

Memberships

* Washington State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, Member
* Washington State Bar Association Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel Panel, Member
* Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook Editorial Board, Member

Awards

* Washington Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2016-2017)

Resources & Ideas

News

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21 Schwabe Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers ?and Rising Stars Lists in 2017

?12 of Schwabe’s Washington attorneys recognized as being in the top 5 ?percent of their field

June 12, 2017

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22 Schwabe Attorneys Named to Washington Super Lawyers ?and Rising Stars Lists in 2016

?14 of Schwabe’s Washington attorneys recognized as being in the top 5 percent of ?their field

June 16, 2016

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Schwabe Names Two New Shareholders in Seattle

April 2, 2010

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

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Traps for the Unwary Vessel Owner and Claim Professional

Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217, April 25, 2018

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Crew Claim Traps for the Unwary: Minimizing Exposure from Hire to Resolution?

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 1420 5th Ave., Suite 3400 Seattle, WA 98101, January 27, 2017

Publications

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European Court of Justice Judgment Finds U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework Inadequate for Protecting Data

October 8, 2015

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When Handling Health Info, Destroy That Data ?Securely

Portland Business Journal, April 10, 2015

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Oregon and Washington Companies Should ?Prepare for the Next Data Crisis by Developing a ?Data Breach Notification Plan

May 13, 2014

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What Oregon Businesses Need to Remember About Data Security and Privacy

April 30, 2014

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Ethical Marketing of Legal Services

April 18, 2014

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Running the Social Media Maze

May 1, 2012

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Telling Time: Drafting Effective Billing Entries

August 1, 2011

Cloud Security, Data Integrity, and the Law
Portland INTERFACE Conference
March 13, 2014

Transaction Traps: Legal Ethics for Business Lawyers
Ethics Hour, February 28, 2014

Cloud Security, Data Integrity, and the Law
Greater Seattle Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, February 27, 2014

Ethics Considerations in Licensing and Negotiations
Washington State Bar Association, February 4, 2014

The Top Ten List: Exploring Ways that Lawyers Get into Trouble
Ethics Hour, January 24, 2014

Panelist, 11th Annual Law of Lawyering Conference
December 20, 2013

Developments in Maritime Law: Punitive Damages and Unseaworthiness
December 6, 2013

Legal Ethics and Social Media: Common Dilemmas Faced by Lawyers
Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, December 4, 2013

Identifying and Managing Legal Risks of Cloud Computing
Seattle INTERFACE Conference, December 5, 2013

Playing Well with Others: The Legal Ethics of Association and Supervision
Ethics Hours, October 31, 2013

New and Emerging Ethics Issues for Trial Lawyers
National Business Institute, August 15, 2013

Legal Concerns Involving Cloud Computing
Greater Seattle Chapter of the Cloud, Security Alliance, May 23, 2013

Developments in Maintenance and Cure Law: Dean v. The Fishing Company of Alaska
May 30, 2013

Services

Services

* Appellate
* Litigation & Dispute Resolution
* Privacy and Data Security ?
* Professional Liability

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Chief Financial Officer at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

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Shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

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Colin Folawn
Shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC
Education
Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
Class of 2003

Seattle University School of Law (formerly the University of Puget Sound School of Law) in Seattle, Washington is a professional graduate school affiliated with Seattle University, the Northwest's largest independent university. The School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Students pursue a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Alumni of Seattle University School of Law practice in all 50 U.S. states and 18 foreign countries

Bachelor of Music
Class of 1996

Part of Willamette University, Willamette University Endowment is a company headquartered in the United States that functions as a foundation or endowment.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. To promote the American Inns of Court mission by encouraging members of the legal profession to participate in an American Inn of Court. To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns. To communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally. To ensure the long-term financial viability and growth of the American Inns of Court.

Member, Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel Panel
Current

The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice. Founded in 1888, the Washington State Bar Association is part of the judicial branch, exercising a governmental function authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 35,000 lawyers. The WSBA both regulates lawyers under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. As a regulatory agency, the WSBA administers the bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; and administers the lawyer discipline system. As a professional association, the WSBA provides continuing legal education for attorneys, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities.

Career History
Shareholder
Current

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a multiservice law firm serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific Northwest, as well as U.S. and international clients. The firm has more than 165 attorneys with offices in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon, Seattle and Vancouver, Washington, and in Washington, D.C. Schwabe attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of the Pacific Northwest's leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders to emerging and privately held businesses. The firm has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon" by Oregon Business magazine, as one of "Washington's Best Workplaces" by the Puget Sound Business Journal, among the top Portland corporate law firms by Corporate Board Member magazine, and one of "Oregon’s Most Admired Companies" in a survey completed by Oregon CEOs in The Business Journal of Portland.

Judicial Extern
Prior
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