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Evelyn Cruz Sroufe

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Partner

Evelyn Cruz Sroufe, a partner in the firm’s Business practice, focuses her practice on corporate finance and securities, acquisitions and takeover defense and corporate governance.

Professional Recognition

  • Named Best Lawyers’ 2010 Seattle Securities Lawyer of the Year
  • Named "Seattle Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year," 2009
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal USA – Corporate Governance, 2006
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," 2005 - 2014
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington's Super Lawyers," 2004 - 2014
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2005 - Present: Corporate Law - Corporate Compliance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Securities / Capital Markets Law - Capital Markets, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Leadership

  • National Association of Corporate Directors, Seattle-Northwest Chapter, Director, 2003 - 2013
  • Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section Executive Committee, Chair, 1993 - 1994
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Washington, Chair of Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1992 - 1994

Community Involvement

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Board Member, 2001 - 2012
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Chair of Governance Committee, 2003 - 2007
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Vice Chair of Board, 2004 - present
  • Washington Research Council, Board Member, 2006 - 2007 
  • South Downtown Foundation, Board Member, 1999 - 2006
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Judge, 1999 - 2001
  • Software & Information Industry Association, Member, 1998 - 2000

Related Employment

  • Willamette Industries Inc., Portland, OR, Director,  2001 - 2002
  • The WebSea Group Inc., Seattle, WA, President and CEO, 2001
  • Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, Vice President, 2000 - 2001
  • Visio Corporation, Seattle, WA, Senior Vice President, 1998 - 2000
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Associate, 1979 - 1984; Partner, 1985 - 1998

Clerkships

  • Hon. Eugene A. Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1978 - 1979

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1978
    Editor-in-Chief, Washington Law Review
  • University of Washington, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Highlights

Chambers Ranked