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Karl J. Ege

Perkins Coie LLP

Seattle, WA, USA


Karl Ege returned to private practice in March 2008 after serving for more than 15 years as Chief Legal Officer for Russell Investments. While in that role, he had global responsibility for Russell's legal, compliance and internal audit functions and was instrumental in developing Russell's international business. Although retired from Russell, he remains a director of the Russell 20-20 Association.

At Perkins Coie, Karl advises senior executives and boards on matters involving corporate governance, internal controls and corporate investigations. Karl is also involved in advising the firm's investment and financial services clients and emerging companies, as well as assisting on the firm's efforts in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Karl is a former Chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section and is the Business Law Section Liaison to the ABA Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform. He is also a former Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Business Law Section. Karl has served in a wide variety of leadership capacities at the American Bar Association, including as Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. He was recently appointed by the ABA Board of Governors to the ABA Standing Committee on Audit.  He has been actively involved in the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and in 2008 participated as a delegate to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

EDUCATION
Cornell Law School, J.D. (with distinction), 1972; 

 Order of the Coif;
 Managing Editor, Cornell Law Review

Syracuse University, M.B.A., 1970
Princeton University, B.S. (with honors in Chemical Engineering), 1965

ADMITTED IN
Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Supreme Court

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Trustee, 2001 - 2006, 2007 - Present;
Executive Committee, 2008 - Present
Finance Committee, 2008 - Present, Chair, 2009 - Present 
Cornell Law School Advisory Council, 1994 - Present
Seattle Opera Board of Trustees, 1993 - Present 
The Rainier Club, Board of Trustees, 2006 - Present
Vice President - Operations, 2007 - 2009
Secretary, 2009 - 2010
President-Elect, 2010 - Present

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