Professional Biography

J. Shan Mullin Retired Partner

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA




Shan Mullin, was a partner in the firm's Corporate practice, with more than 45 years of experience representing clients in domestic and international business transactions, joint ventures, technology licensing and franchising, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law.  He represented clients on projects and ventures in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia, Latin America and Canada.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1993 - Present: Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law
  • Selected by Best Lawyers as “2012 Seattle International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year”
  • 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.)
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Municipal League of King County, “Citizen of the Year” Award, 1995
  • University of Washington Law School Alumni Service Award, 2000
  • Alliance for Education, Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, 2001
  • University of Washington Law School, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2004
  • YMCA A.K. Guy Award for Community Volunteerism, 2004 
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (Northwest Chapter) Nonprofit Director of the Year Award, April 2009
  • National Association of Corporate Directors National Nonprofit Director of the Year Award, October 2009

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, International Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Corporate Law Section, Member

Community Involvement

  • U.W. Medicine, Past Board Chair
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Board Member and Past Board Chair
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Senior Council, Board of Ambassadors and Past Board Chair
  • Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Past Board Chair and Emeritus Board Member
  • Alliance for Education, Past Board Chair and Emeritus Board Member
  • Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation, Past Board Chair
  • United Way of King County, Past Board Chair
  • Municipal League of King County, Past Board Chair



Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States

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

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1958
  • University of Washington, B.S., Business Administration, 1956


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