February 2014 Chapter Meeting Arrow to Content

Chapter Business

Marc Pinotti began the meeting with Chapter Business that included:

  • Announcement to register for the June 16th Luncheon at the WAC with Michael Hamilton who will be discussing “Public-Sector Cloud Adoption, and Potential Security Benefits”.
  • Announcement of the CSA Seattle Chapter Board of Directors Elections.  An email will be sent to members the first week of March for nominations for the Chapter Board of Directors.  Members may nominate themselves or another Chapter member.  Nominations close March 31st.  The election will be held during the April 24th Chapter meeting.  Members must be present to vote so please plan to attend.

Meeting Presentations

Christopher Howard and Colin Folawn, Attorneys at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provided an engaging and informative presentation on “Cloud Security, Data Integrity, and the Law:  Federal Rules and Enforcement”.   The presentation focused on recent enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission relating to privacy, pertinent federal statutes and related case law, document retention and electronic discovery, as well as related discovery concerns, and legal concerns and privacy tips for mobile app developers.

Christopher Howard

Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Christopher Howard focuses his practice on commercial litigation and the defense of professionals in the medical, legal, financial, hospitality and real estate industries. His representative work includes: defense of hospitals, physicians, dentists, psychologists, and nursing homes in medical malpractice claims and in licensure matters; defense of attorneys in legal malpractice claims; defense of hotels and restaurants in premises liability, product liability and alcohol service litigation; general defense of self-insured clients; litigation relating to internet commerce and general commercial litigation. Mr. Howard handles insurance coverage matters in the life and disability coverage areas, and advises on risk management for self-insured companies. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state, federal and administrative law courts. He currently serves as the practice group leader for the firm’s general litigation group.  A frequent speaker to professionals and employers on liability, ethics, and risk management issues, Mr. Howard has been recognized by Washington Super Lawyers (2007-2012, 2001), an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and; he was named to the Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers list (2010-2012). He also carries an “AV” rating with Martindale Hubbell. Prior to joining Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 2006, he served as a partner and Pacific Northwest Litigation Practice Group Leader in the Seattle office of Holland + Knight.

Colin Folawn

Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Colin Folawn helps clients resolve disputes. He limits his practice to matters involving complex contract disputes, business torts, products liability, and legal malpractice/ethics. He assists clients with disputes at all stages, including pre-litigation negotiation, hearings, trials, and appeals. Mr. Folawn has presented briefing and oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Washington Court of Appeals. He has tried civil jury cases to verdict in Washington courts and written and argued several successful motions in state and federal courts.

Mr. Folawn has been recognized for inclusion in the list of Washington Rising Stars published by Thomson Reuters. Before becoming a shareholder at Schwabe, he received the 2009 Defense Associate of the Year Award from Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.

While studying at the Seattle University School of Law, Mr. Folawn won the Fredric C. Tausend appellate moot court competition. He served as a judicial extern for Justice Tom Chambers of the Washington Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Folawn was editor in chief for the Seattle University Law Review. At graduation, he was one of two law students to receive the Faculty Scholar Award for 2003.

Mr. Folawn is a member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. He served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Lawyers Helping Hungry Children from 2008-2009.


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