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Laurie A. Smiley

General Counsel
Kirkland, WA, USA

Laurie Smiley is the General Counsel for BGI, the investment office of William H. Gates III, and Cascade Investment, L.L.C., which is wholly-owned by Mr. Gates.  Prior to joining BGI, Ms. Smiley was in private practice in Seattle, New York and Hong Kong.   Ms. Smiley is a member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the ABA and taught securities regulation as an adjunct at the University of Washington School of Law.

Ms. Smiley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tulane Law School, where she was a senior editor of Tulane Law Review and Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers.  She earned her B.A. from Whitman College.


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