Rhys Lawson is an intellectual property attorney at Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, in Seattle, WA, where he has advised clients on intellectual property law for over a decade. His clients include international corporations, local companies, universities (including WWU), and research institutions, such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Rhys obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry and mathematics at the University of Puget Sound, his master’s degree in chemistry at WWU, and his Ph.D. in chemistry and nanotechnology, as well as his J.D., from the University of Washington. A lifelong supporter of WWU, Rhys grew up just off campus and his father was a faculty member until retiring several years ago. He is honored and excited to continue supporting WWU and the College of Science and Engineering.