Karin L. Nyrop. Senior Assistant Attorney General, has been with the University of Washington Division of the Attorney General’s Office since 1997. During her tenure at the UW Division, Ms. Nyrop’s primary clients have been the Intercollegiate Athletics Department, Capital Projects Office, Purchasing Department, Office of Scholarly Integrity, Treasury Office, and Police Department. Ms. Nyrop provides the Athletics Department advice on a variety of matters including sponsorship contracts, coach contracts, media rights agreements, drug testing, and NCAA compliance issues; advises the Capital Projects Office and Purchasing Department on records request issues, contract drafting, bid protests, and claims; and she has worked on a variety of scholarly misconduct cases for the Office of Scholarly Integrity. Ms. Nyrop has also worked on a variety of large projects at the UW including Husky Stadium, Lease of Metro Tract Property, and the Regional Scale Nodes Project. Ms. Nyrop was recently appointed as the Team Leader for the General Practice Team.
Prior to 1997, Ms. Nyrop worked for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, the Reed McClure law firm and is a former law clerk for the Washington State Supreme Court. Ms. Nyrop received her B.A. in 1981 from Saint Martin’s University, where she received a scholarship to play basketball. She received her J.D. in 1984 from the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law.
Kate joined the UW Division’s Health Care Team in October 2012. She has been with the Attorney General’s Office since 2008, when she joined the Torts Division. During her time in Torts Kate defended the State of Washington in employment discrimination cases filed against state owned universities and other public agencies. She also handled faculty and student contract, discrimination, and First Amendment retaliation claims. Prior to joining the AGO Kate was a faculty member in the Health Law Concentration Track at the University of Washington Law School. Kate began her career as an attorney in private practice in downtown Seattle where she spent 15 years acquiring extensive litigation experience, including jury trials, motions practice and alternative dispute resolution.
Alice joined the University of Washington Division’s Healthcare team in December 2014. Prior to that time, Alice worked as in house counsel to PeaceHealth, a Pacific Northwest health care system, and to Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska. Alice also served an administrative law judge for the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Aileen has been with the Washington State Attorney General's Office since January 1998. Before joining the UW Division in May 2007, she represented the Department of Social and Health Services in child abuse and neglect cases. Her other work experience includes serving as a law clerk for a King County Superior Court judge and as an intern for the King County Prosecutor's Office.
Rob’s practice is focused on labor and employment advice and litigation for both public and private employers. He is the team leader of the UW Division Labor and Employment Team. Rob also has experience in appellate matters, in government, business and health care matters, in administrative licensing and regulatory matters, and in criminal and civil infraction and appellate litigation as an assistant city attorney.
Lawrence Paulsen came to the UW in 2004. He practices primarily in the fields of employment law and international law. Among other things, he advises on issues related to UW’s international operations, including those involving the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), as well as issues related to Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, the ADEA, RCW 49.60, and the University Faculty Code.
Jessica joined our office in 2010 and proudly serves a member of our employment team advising UW Human Resources and Risk Management. She came from the Torts Division of the Attorney General’s Office where she defended state agencies in employment and civil rights cases brought in state and federal courts. She began her career at the AGO in the Labor & Industries Division litigating worker’s compensation, wage and hour, and prevailing wage cases at the administrative and state court levels.
Clark joined the division in April of 1993. However, from February of 1997 to September of 1999, Clark was employed by the University of Washington as a Special Assistant for Research and Technology Transfer and as a Senior Assistant to the Vice Provost. In these positions, Clark reported to the Office of Technology Transfer and the Office of Research. In September of 1999, Clark returned to the division, where his practice focuses primarily on intellectual property issues. Prior to entering the field of law, Clark taught philosophy at the University of Washington and at the University of Puget Sound. After law school, Clark served as a Law Clerk for the Washington State Supreme Court (1990-1993).
Immediately prior to joining the Attorney General's Office in November 2003, Quentin worked for four years as a Senior Assistant City Attorney in the Environmental Protection and Utility Sections of the Seattle City Attorney's Office. Before that, Quentin spent eleven years in the Civil Division of the King County Prosecutor's Office, where he advised on and litigated a wide variety of public contracting, employment, constitutional and general municipal law issues. Quentin worked as a law clerk at the UW Division while attending law school.
Jane came to the University of Washington Division from Washington State University where, from 1998 to 2003, she was the Assistant Director of Government Relations. Formerly, Jane was an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor & Industries Division, litigating industrial insurance cases and advising and litigating for the employment standards team.
Admitted in Washington in 1987, Dina maintained a commercial litigation practice before joining the Attorney General’s office in 1993. Upon joining, she helped establish the Bankruptcy and Collections Unit where she represented the state taxing agencies and advised the Attorney General's Consumer Protection, Ecology, and Natural Resources divisions. Today, Dina represents the University of Washington in its Health Sciences division, providing business-related health law advice to UW Medicine. Dina serves as the primary attorney for University of Washington Medical Center.
Anna Alfonso, Office Assistant, supports the various legal teams in our office.
Elizabeth Dahl, Paralegal, supports the attorneys in our business group.
Michelle Doiron, Paralegal, supports the attorneys in our employment group.
Lauren Fogerty, Legal Secretary, provides direct support for Robert Kosin, Lawrence Paulsen, and Jessica Russell
Dawn Glinsmann, Administrator for the division, supervises the support staff, oversees the budgets, technology issues, and the day-to-day running of the office. She also provides direct assistance and support to Division Chief Gary Ikeda.
David Jenkins, Computer Support Analyst, oversees the Division’s databases and file system. He also assists with computer hardware and software issues.
Lanse Jones, Paralegal, supports the attorneys in our healthcare group.
Sarah Pharris, Budget Clerk, oversees fiscal matters for the division.
Mary Taylor, Legal Secretary, provides direct support for Aileen Huang, Karin Nyrop, Clark Shores, and Quentin Yerxa.
Sandy Webb, Legal Secretary, provides direct support for Kate Battuello, Jane Yung, and Dina Yunker.
Allison West, Administrative Coordinator, provides support to the Division Chief and Administrator. She also oversees student employees, serves as receptionist, assists with office operations and human resources, and manages the library.