Chris is a business a legal and business professional whose career has focused mainly on technology. He recently graduated from Seattle University’s JD/MBA program. Prior to that he spent 4 years as a project manager in Boeing’s Global Networking group. Chris originally became involved with Washington Lawyers for the Arts as a volunteer for the Workshop Committee during his time in school. After three years, Chris joined the WLA board in November 2015. Chris isn’t an artist and has no artistic talent, so serving with the WLA is his way to give back to the artistic community.
Jennifer Jolley is a Senior Attorney of Perkins Coie's Trademark & Copyright practice. Her practice focuses on domestic and foreign trademark, copyright, and domain name clearance, prosecution and enforcement. She has experience handling and resolving intellectual property disputes, including administrative proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings (UDRP) and court litigation.
Jennifer also advises clients on licensing and technology agreements, and digital and new media matters. She works with clients in a wide range of industries, including software, internet and technology companies, consumer product manufacturers, and toy and game companies.
Alexis is Legal Counsel at Omeros Corporation, where she doesn't do anything arts related, but manages to have fun anyway. She is a long-time Seattleite, having earned her JD from Seattle University School of Law, and her BA in Political Science from UW. She started with the WLA as a volunteer prior to joining the Board.
Mark S. Warnick is a senior corporate counsel at Amazon.com, Inc., where he has worked as a trademark lawyer since 2011. He previously worked as a trademark lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, which he joined in 2002 after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to law school, Mark worked as a news reporter for several daily newspapers, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He also has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Nick Clements is the Director of Technology of an independent elementary school in Seattle. He has worked in the Tech and Educational sectors and has a passion for the convergence of both.
Board Member - Treasurer
While attending University of Washington School of Law, Ashleigh used her previous experience as an executive and personal assistant to help with client intake for the Washington Lawyers for the Arts’ clinic program. After graduating from UW in June 2016, Ashleigh joined the WLA Board and is working to increase the referral attorneys available for Washington State artists who need more assistance than can be provided at clinic appointments. Ashleigh focused on intellectual property law while at UW, completing an advanced writing requirement on rights of publicity and receiving the Seed IP Law Group Founders Scholarship. She is currently serving as law clerk and bailiff for a King County Superior Court Judge and will practice as a litigation attorney when her clerkship ends.
Ashley is an in-house corporate lawyer with experience in the areas of technology, intellectual property, corporate governance, and healthcare. Ashley is a native of the greater Seattle area. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2015. As a musician and art lover, Ashley is thrilled for the opportunity to serve the artist community as a WLA board member.
Julia works in Development at Museum of Glass. She received her M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture at Richmond University in London. While working in commercial galleries and art publishing in London, Julia became deeply interested in the manner in which contemporary art is exhibited in galleries and institutions. After returning to the U.S., she followed this interest and has worked in the arts throughout Seattle and Los Angeles for the past 9 years. Julia is very passionate about the mission of WLA and engaging with artists whenever possible. When she isn’t exploring the northwest's plethora of museums and galleries, Julia enjoys volunteering and learning new recipes. She currently resides in Tacoma with her husband, Drew, and dog, Hank.