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Raina V. Wagner

Associate
+1.206.370.8087
Fax +1.206.623.7022

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

Raina has a range of litigation experience, including extensive legal research, motion practice, and drafting pleadings and briefs. She has represented her clients in numerous depositions and oral advocacy. 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 involving disputed contracts, including software experts and damages experts.

Raina has a growing practice specializing in partnerships with the firm’s renowned e-discovery practice, e-Discovery Analysis & Technology (e-DAT), through her role as an e-DAT Ambassador. In the Ambassador position, Raina leverages the proximity and breadth of knowledge of the e-DAT group to help partners and clients stay abreast of the latest tools to make litigation discovery manageable, organized, efficient and cost-effective.

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.

Raina also maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients in search of domestic violence protection orders, legal guardianship petitions, and housing justice, and she is an active volunteer with the Loren Miller Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic in Renton.

Professional Background

Ms. Wagner was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2011. Prior to law school, she had a successful career in journalism, writing and editing at the Arizona Daily Star and The Seattle Times. 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, Member 2013-2016,  Vice President 2016-2017, Treasurer 2017-present
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Member 2013-present, Board Member 2014-2016
  • King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project, 2014-2016
  • 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