Salwen '71 Receives Nelson Award

The UW School of Law honored Richard Salwen '71, founding General Counsel for Dell Computer Corp, with the 2006 Sharon Nelson Leadership Award October 4, 2006. 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 & Ellis LLP). 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.

ELC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (l to r) Rick Salwen '71, Jill Salwen, Sharon Nelson '76, and Dean Joe Knight.