James Harlan Corning

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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3rd Avenue 1201
Seattle 98101 WA US

James (Jamie) Corning concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on antitrust, intellectual property, class-action defense, and government investigations. He represents clients from a variety of sectors, including financial services, government, media, technology, retail, transportation, sports and entertainment, health care, and consulting. He previously served as a law clerk and a judicial extern to U.S. District Court judges in Eastern and Western Washington.

Before pursuing a legal career, Jamie worked for nearly a decade as a software developer and program manager for Microsoft and other tech companies. As a result, Jamie brings a deep understanding of software and technology to his practice.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Edward F. Shea, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, Richland, Wash., 2012-2013
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Thomas S. Zilly, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 2011
  • Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, 2010 and 2011
  • Summer Associate, Foster Pepper PLLC, Seattle, 2011
  • Program Manager, Corporate Business Intelligence, Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., 2007-2010

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law (teaching ethics and professional responsibility)
  • Board Member, Northwest Justice Project
  • Board Member and Treasurer, QLaw (LGBT) Bar Association of Washington
  • Volunteer Coach, National Moot Court Competition & National Appellate Advocacy Competition Teams, Seattle University School of Law
  • Board Member, Law Alumni Board, Seattle University School of Law
  • Instructor/Lecturer, BARBRI Law Preview Program
  • Member, Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington
  • Volunteer Attorney, Housing Justice Project
  • Volunteer Attorney, KCBA Volunteer Legal Services
  • Member, William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, 2011-2012


  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2012, summa cum laude, first in class
    • National Order of the Barristers
    • Regional Champion & National Finalist, National Moot Court Competition, 2011-2012
  • B.A., Social Sciences, University of Washington
    • Director of Government Relations, Associated Students of the University of Washington


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