Taylor Washburn

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7743 |

Areas of Practice

Taylor Washburn focuses his practice on securities and corporate governance litigation, and investigations by the SEC, FINRA and state regulators.

Professional Experience

  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Associate (2007-2009)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Law Clerk for the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter (2009-2011)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Visiting Professor (2011-2012)
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Legal Intern (2005)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Johns Hopkins University (M.A. candidate, International Relations and Economics)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2007)
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Bowdoin College (A.B., with high honors in Government, 2004)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Pierce Memorial Prize for Legal Study
    • Davis Award in Constitutional Law

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Securities Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Investigations and Regulatory Compliance

TV/Radio Interviews

  • “President Obama’s 2014 Trip to Asia,” Channel NewsAsia (April 25, 2014)


  • The Pivot to Asia: Fifteen Interviews on America’s Pacific Future, Co-author (Changbi, 2014)
  • “East Asia’s Ultimate Geopolitical Puzzle,” The National Interest, Co-author (June 13, 2014)
  • “India and Japan Grow Closer: Risks and Rewards,” The National Interest (February 19, 2014)
  • “The War That Made Asia,” The National Interest (December 2, 2013)
  • “The Shrinking Bear: Putin’s Russia and the Korean Peninsula,” Harvard Asia Quarterly (Summer 2013)
  • “Between Russia and China, a Demographic Time Bomb,” The National Interest (August 23, 2013)
  • “Defamation and Dissent in South Korea,” Asia Times Online (August 13, 2013)
  • “The U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue,” The National Bureau of Asian Research, Co-author (July 11, 2013)
  • “Forget Grand Bargains with China,” The Diplomat (July 5, 2013)
  • “Why Japan Should Ignore China’s Okinawa Provocation,” The Diplomat (May 17, 2013)
  • “How an Ancient Kingdom Explains Today’s China-Korea Relations,” The Atlantic (April 15, 2013)
  • “Averting Asia’s Great War,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (March 10, 2013)
  • “Getting Copyright Right in the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” Yale Journal of International Relations (March 2012)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Overview of Securities Regulation in the United States,” Jinan University, Guangzhou, China (March 11, 2015)
  • “An Introduction to IP Litigation in the United States,” Seoul National University, South Korea (May 7, 2012)
  • “Intellectual Property for Business Leaders,” Seoul National University (March 23, 2012)
  • “The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: An American Perspective,” KAIST Intellectual Property Strategy Workshop, Panelist (December 23, 2011)
  • “Intellectual Capital Management: Open Innovation and Smartphones,” World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conference (November 9, 2011)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Young Leaders Program, CSIS Pacific Forum (2013-Present)
  • Member, American Inns of Court, University of Pennsylvania Chapter (2010-2011)


  • Limited Korean
  • Limited Japanese

Taylor Washburn

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7743 |