For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

September 22, 2006

Dell General Counsel to be Honored by UW School of Law

Rick Salwen

The University of Washington School of Law will honor Richard Salwen '71, founding General Counsel for Dell Computer Corp, with the 2006 Sharon Nelson Leadership Award October 4, 2006 4-6 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall, Room 138. This award is given annually to a law school graduate who has made significant contributions in the fields of law and technology by the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce + Technology.

Salwen, now retired, was the founding General Counsel for the Dell Computer Corporation. He began his career as an associate attorney at the firm then named Shidler, McBroom, Gates and Baldwin (now Preston, Gates, and Ellis). He also served as Associate General Counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle and as General Counsel at the Perot Group, a real estate investment and development company owned by Ross Perot in Dallas, Texas.

Salwen will present a public lecture, "How Technology Affected One Lawyer's Career - A Reminiscence" at the event and The Shidler Center will honor law school students and faculty involved with law and technology programs. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by Heller Ehrman VLG LLP and Perkins Coie LLP.