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DANIELLE HESS

Senior Assistant Attorney General, Division Chief
danielleh@wsu.edu 509.335.2636
Admitted to Practice:
1992 (Washington); 2000 (Idaho; inactive)
Law Degree:
University of Washington (J.D., 1992) (Managing Editor, Washington Law Review)
Undergraduate Degree:
Reed College (1989, B.A., International Studies)
Primary Assignments:
Danielle is chief counsel to the WSU Board of Regents, the President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Executive Budget Director, Athletic Director, and other members of senior staff. Danielle oversees and directs all legal services for WSU and advises in numerous areas.
Bio:
Danielle joined the WSU Division of the Attorney General’s Office in 2008 and was appointed Division Chief in 2011. After law school, Danielle served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable H. Joseph Coleman at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I. She then worked for a Seattle law firm, representing institutions of higher education and health care providers in the areas of employment law and medical malpractice. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office in February 2008, Danielle was Senior Associate General Counsel for the University of Idaho.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERRY GORDON

Senior Counsel
sherryg@wsu.edu 509.335.2636
Admitted to Practice:
1990 (Washington)
Law Degree:
Gonzaga University (J.D., 1990)
Undergraduate Degree:
Eastern Washington University (1987, B.A., Business Administration, Marketing)
Primary Assignments:
Information Services; Office of Research, including matters related to intellectual property, federal research compliance, internet law, and technology transfer; discrimination; contracting; and the Colleges of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences, Engineering & Architecture, the Libraries, and Medicine (non-faculty matters).
Bio:
Sherry began working at the WSU Division of the Attorney General’s Office in February 2001. She joined the AGO in 1991 and has worked in the Labor and Industries Division, the Licensing Division, and the Consumer Protection Division. From 1990-91 she clerked for Judge Ray Munson at Division III of the Court of Appeals.

TERRY RYAN

Assistant Attorney General
t.ryan@wsu.edu 509.335.2636
Admitted to Practice:
1985 (Washington)
Law Degree:
Gonzaga University (J.D., 1985)
Undergraduate Degree:
Benedictine University (1982, B.A., Political Science)
Primary Assignments:
Office of the Provost, including Faculty and Academic Affairs, Student Financial Services, and Undergraduate Education; Benefits; Summer Session; Business Services/Controller; and the Colleges of Arts & Science, Education, and Medicine (for faculty matters).
Bio:
Terry began working at the WSU Division of the Attorney General’s Office in August 2013. He joined the AGO in 1990 and has worked in the Social and Health Services Division (1990-2001), and the Education Division (2002-2013). Prior to coming to the AGO, Terry was a deputy prosecuting attorney and also worked in a private law firm.

ADAM MALCOLM

Assistant Attorney General
adam.malcolm@wsu.edu 509.335.2636
Admitted to Practice:
2006 (Washington)
Law Degree:
University of Washington (J.D., 2005)
Undergraduate Degree:
Washington State University (2001, B.A., Political Science)
Primary Assignments:
Athletics; Human Resource Services (for AP employees); Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management; Finance, including Payroll and Treasury Management; Public Safety, including Police, Emergency Management, and Parking & Transportation Services; Public Records; Procedures, Records & Forms; and the Colleges of Business and Communication.
Bio:
Adam has been at the WSU Division of the Attorney General’s Office since March 2012. Prior to coming to the Attorney General’s Office, Adam was a deputy prosecuting attorney with Walla Walla County for five years where he was responsible for the juvenile and district courts criminal dockets. Adam was also an instructor at Walla Walla Community College where he taught a criminal law course.

NATHAN DEEN

Assistant Attorney General
nathan_deen@wsu.edu 509.335.2636
Admitted to Practice:
2007 (Washington)
Law Degree:
Washington and Lee University (J.D., 2007)
Undergraduate Degree:
Washington State University (2002, B.A. Social Studies)
Primary Assignments:
Student Affairs, Admissions, Registrar, Facilities Services, Real Estate, Graduate School, IALC and Study Abroad, University Honors, and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.
Bio:
Nathan joined the WSU Division of the Attorney General’s Office in July 2015. Before coming to the Attorney General’s Office, Nathan spent seven years in Bellingham working as a prosecutor for the Lummi Nation and Whatcom County. As a deputy prosecutor, Nathan prosecuted misdemeanors and felonies committed by both adults and juveniles, litigated scores of criminal trials, and handled several appeals.   Prior to his work for Whatcom County, Nathan worked at Witherspoon Kelly in Spokane, primarily handling corporate and banking issues.