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Raina V. Wagner

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Raina Wagner is a fifth-year associate in the firm’s Seattle office. In her work with private and public clients that include multinational financial organizations, complex energy and utility corporations, municipal corporations, and school districts, Raina has developed a municipal, regulatory, and policy practice with a focus on litigation matters.

Raina has a range of litigation experience, including extensive legal research, motion practice, and drafting pleadings and briefs. In asbestos defense litigation, Raina works closely with her clients to manage multiple and complex cases through all stages of pre-trial matters, court hearings, and trial preparation. She has located and worked with expert witnesses in a variety of types of litigation.

In her association with debt capital markets and public finance, Raina is part of a team conducting public finance transactions, including general obligation bond issues. As part of the bond counsel team, Raina has gained experience from the planning and development stage, through resolution, pricing, and sale.

With school district policy issues, Raina has assisted clients in statutory research and interpretation, drafted and advocated for amendments to state legislation, and testified before state agencies. Raina is also well versed in Public Records Act issues.

As an associate working with Environmental, Land & Natural Resources (ELNR), Raina has worked with environmental statutes such as the Endangered Species Act and NEPA and SEPA. She has also assisted ELNR clients with EIS scoping, and gained experience in storm water, flooding, and landslide issues.

Raina also maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients in search of domestic violence protection orders, legal guardianship petition, and housing justice.

Professional Background

Ms. Wagner was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2011. During law school, she worked as an extern at the Arizona Court of Appeals and as a law clerk in commercial disputes and education law at several Southern Arizona law firms.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Loren Miller Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Washington Women Lawyers, 2013-present
  • King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project, 2014-present
  • National Association of Black Journalists and Seattle Association of Black Journalists, 2004-2009
  • Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, 2000-2005, 2009-2012
  • Director, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, 1999-2005
  • Lawton Elementary Parent Teacher Association (Seattle, WA) and Sam Hughes Elementary Parent Teacher Association (Tucson, AZ), 2005-2012