Jenny Durkan

Mayor at Seattle Office of the Mayor, Jenny Durkan

Jenny Durkan

Jenny Durkan

Mayor at Seattle Office of the Mayor, Jenny Durkan

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Jenny A. Durkan
United States Attorney
Western District of Washington
U.S. Attorney's Office
700 Stewart St. Suite 5220
Seattle, Washington 98101


Jenny A. Durkan is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington. She serves as the top federal law enforcement officer for 19 counties in Western Washington.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Ms. Durkan to chair the Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee on Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Enforcement and she is a member of three other Subcommittees; Terrorism and National Security, Civil Rights and Native American Issues.

Under Ms. Durkan’s leadership, the U.S. Attorney’s office is increasing its efforts in enforcing intellectual property laws and combating the ever increasing threat of cyber/digital crimes. She is also revitalizing the office’s prosecutions in the areas of fraud and white collar crimes, environmental crimes, illegal gun sales and civil rights enforcement.

Before becoming U.S. Attorney, Ms. Durkan represented a wide variety of clients in civil and criminal cases in both state and federal court. Throughout her legal career, Ms. Durkan has played leadership roles on a variety of public policy matters. She served on the Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission as the first Citizen Observer on the Seattle Police Firearms Review Board and on two oversight investigations of the Seattle Police Department. She also played an advisory role in the establishment of the King County Drug Court and the Mental Health Court.

Ms. Durkan has been active in both the state and federal bar associations. She served on the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors and as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. She also served on the Merit Judicial Selection Committee for court vacancies in the federal judiciary in Washington State. Ms. Durkan also served as a founding board member of the Center for Women and Democracy and the Seattle Police Foundation. She chaired the Washington State Attorney General’s Task Force on Consumer Privacy, which resulted in legislation that became a national model for identity theft protections.

Ms. Durkan, a Seattle-area native who grew up in Issaquah, graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received her law degree from the University of Washington. She is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is a member of the Washington State and District of Columbia bars. Ms. Durkan was nominated by President Obama in May 2009 and was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2009.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.

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Founder at CTI BioPharma Corp.

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Chairman & Owner at Hunters Capital LLC

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Co-Founder at Global Philanthropy Group

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Member, Board of Directors at Center for Women and Democracy

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Trustee at Bainbridge Graduate Institute

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Senior Partner at Oles, Morrison, Rinker & Baker LLP

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Former Visiting Professor, Public Administration Program at Seattle University

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Chairperson of Family Practice at Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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Member, Board of Directors at Center for Women and Democracy

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Jenny Durkan
Mayor at Seattle Office of the Mayor, Jenny Durkan
Education
Law Degree

The University of Washington School of Law aspires to be the best public law school in the nation and one of the world’s most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal studies.

Graduate

Notre Dame is a leading American research university that offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate students a unique academic environment. Enriched by Catholic intellectual and cultural traditions, it is a place that throughout its history has promoted excellent teaching. Notre Dame stands on 1,250 acres considered by many to be among the most beautiful possessed by any university in the nation. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscape to exquisite outdoor sculpture and breathtaking views, Notre Dame's campus is a visual splendor.

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Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Career History
Partner
2015 - 2017

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP provides business litigation services. The company's practice areas include antitrust and trade regulation, class action litigation, construction, health care, intellectual property and with white collar crime. It was founded by John B. Quinn in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington
2009 - 2014

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Governors
Prior

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.

Founding Board Member
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SEATTLE POLICE FOUNDATION RAISES SUPPORT AND AWARENESS FOR THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT (SPD).

Founding Board Member
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The Center for Women & Democracy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Seattle, was organized to recognize the importance of women helping women to lead where they land.

Member, Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Prior
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