Jessica Nguyen leads (and built from the ground up) the legal department at PayScale, a rapidly growing tech company based in Seattle focused on cloud-based compensation management solutions. Currently, PayScale is #6 on the GeekWire tech start-up rankings. Prior to PayScale, Jessica supported the Outlook and Exchange teams at Microsoft and helped other tech start-ups (Avalara and hibu) scale and grow their businesses.
Britt Bachtel-Browning is currently Senior Counsel at Avista Corporation. She is a corporate Attorney licensed to practice law in Washington, Oregon, and the District of Columbia (Alaska pending). 12 years of in-house legal experience with a recent focus in the utility industry. She has worked with complex transactions, negotiating contracts and solid intellectual property expertise.
In her current role as Senior Counsel she provides legal counsel and training for a wide variety of business segments within the company including advice in regulatory/compliance matters, human resources/employment, intellectual property, privacy, mergers and acquisitions, and negotiation of complex business transactions. Ensure that the financial, contractual, regulatory, insurance and business interests of the company are served and appropriate compliance activities are in place.
She has a recent focus on intellectual property strategy, data governance/privacy issues, policy drafting and new business initiatives such as solar, battery storage, electric vehicle charging and other renewable energy opportunities. Provide key support in building and implementing new and progressive products and services. Britt is part of a cross-functional "innovation work group" team focused capturing employee ideas for new products, services, or processes and guiding the idea through the analysis stages to implementation/development. She also has a key leadership role in creating a "Smart City" collaboration, including entity formation, governance and membership structure in learning all parts of the business and providing legal and business advice as part of a team.
Her experience includes roles as General Counsel of Portland Energy Conservative, IP Counsel at Waggener Edstrom and Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice. She has earned a B.A. in English and Political Science from Weber State University and a J.D. with a focus in IP and International Law from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Jennifer joined Fortive in June 2016 as VP, Chief Compliance Officer. Her responsibilities include strategic planning and execution of Compliance department goals and objectives, risk management, internal investigations, and compliance program development.
Previously, Jennifer was the VP, Risk & Compliance at Mead Johnson Nutrition, a global manufacturer of infant nutrition products.Prior to that, Jennifer was at General Electric (GE Healthcare and GE Capital) for a combined 10+ years in a variety of senior Legal and Compliance roles. She has expertise in Compliance and Commercial law, Legal Operations and department management, and project management and process improvement.Prior to GE, Jennifer worked at Dell Inc., and at two Texas law firms.
Jennifer earned a BA, cum laude, from Tufts University and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
She is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Illinois, with an in-house license in Washington.
Jennifer, her husband, and their two sons recently relocated to Washington.
Dana is Associate General Counsel for SanMar Corporation, the premier supplier of wholesale imprintable apparel and accessories. She holds an LL.M. in Taxation from University of Washington School of Law and provides legal counsel and training on contracting, licensing, technology and information governance, labor and employment issues, manufacturing, ethics and regulatory compliance, local and international tax issues, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and more. She also serve as President and Advocacy Liaison for the Washington State Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the largest global bar association of in-house counsel.