SEATTLE (January 1, 2019) Emily Harris Gant, has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMA Seattle), a non-profit organization designed to empower mother attorneys and encourage their professional success.
Founded in 2006, MAMA Seattle is a source of support for mother attorneys -- a place where they can network, share experiences, learn from each other, problem solve, and talk about issues they face in a supportive and forward-thinking environment.
“It’s an honor to have been elected President of this incredible organization, which has meant so much to me and so many others,” said Gant. “MAMA Seattle was co-founded by my colleague Akane Suzuki, so it is great to be able to continue the tradition of leadership for this organization.”
Gant is a Principal and Chair of the firm's Cannabis Practice Group, as well as the Co-Chair of the Food and Beverage Practice Group. She counsels wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, hotels and other retailers on liquor licensing, trade practice compliance, distribution issues, contracts, dispute resolution and other liquor-related matters. Gant also advises licensed cannabis producers, processors and retailers, along with those hoping to join the industry. She helps clients structure their business entities, contracts and strategic partnerships to ensure compliance with Washington’s complex regulatory scheme.
An Oregon native, Gant graduated with honors in History from Whitman College. She then taught second grade in the Mississippi Delta with the Teach for America program. Gant received her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Elaine M. Houghton of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II.