BrittaLisa Gess

BrittaLisa Gess

Conflicts Counsel & Director of New Business
Seattle, WA
Overview

About BrittaLisa

As Stoel Rives’ Conflicts Counsel & Director of New Business, BrittaLisa Gess leads the team responsible for facilitating intake and conflicts clearance for all new business and potential new hires. Working closely with key stakeholders and firm leadership, this team maintains an efficient, robust centralized conflicts analysis model and nimble, evolving intake system. BrittaLisa advises firm personnel on a variety of compliance topics and relies on a consistent, objective, data-informed approach to navigate positional conflicts and align related decision-making with the firm’s strategic plan. Other responsibilities include oversight, innovation, and maintenance of the creation and management of ethical walls, review of outside counsel guidelines and other client commitment documents, and related software and data management projects.

Before joining Stoel Rives, BrittaLisa was Conflicts Counsel & Director of New Business for Lane Powell (2016–2019) and Client Intake & Conflicts Specialist for Garvey Schubert Barer (2014–2016).

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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Recipient, King County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2018
  • Next Generation Leader, American Constitution Society
  • Volunteer Attorney, King County Bar Association: Housing Justice Project
  • Volunteer Attorney, King County Bar Association: Family Law Mentor Program
  • Volunteer Attorney, Northwest Justice Project Cross-Cultural Family Law Clinic
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Chair, Integration and Engagement Committee, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
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