James Corning

James Corning

Adjunct Professor


  • Internet/E-Commerce
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Ethics
  • Technology
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Consumer Protection
  • Commercial Litigation


  • B.A., Social Sciences, University of Washington
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2012, summa cum laude, first in class


Jamie Corning is a principal corporate counsel for the Experiences & Devices division at Microsoft, where he counsels various product groups responsible for Microsoft's consumer web products and technologies. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jamie was an assistant general counsel at Zulily, where he advised executives and teams within the merchandising, marketing, and tech organizations, and handled a wide range of intellectual property, media, competition, advertising, consumer, and general commercial matters.

Prior to law school, Jamie built a career as a software developer and program manager, focusing primarily on business intelligence technology. Jamie enrolled in Seattle University School of Law's evening program in 2009 while working full-time at Microsoft, and he received his J.D., summa cum laude, in 2012. While in law school, Jamie served as an editor for the Seattle University Law Review and a member of the national moot court competition team. Following graduation, Jamie clerked for U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea until 2013, when he joined the commercial litigation group at Davis Wright Tremaine. At DWT, Jamie's practice consisted primarily of complex commercial litigation, including various antitrust, intellectual property, and consumer protection matters.

Jamie has previously represented attorneys in connection with bar disciplinary matters, and he has assisted several of his employers as an internal advisor with respect to professional ethics issues. He currently serves as an adjunct disciplinary counsel for the Washington State Bar Association.


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