Daniel Laster is our general counsel. Photo: PATH/Mike Wang.
Daniel Laster, JD, is responsible for directing PATH's legal affairs and providing strategic legal counsel to PATH locally and internationally. Mr. Laster has extensive expertise in intellectual property law. Currently, Mr. Laster is an affiliate professor of law for the University of Washington and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property matters.
Before joining PATH, Mr. Laster was an associate professor of law for the University of Washington and acted as an intellectual property expert witness as well as provided independent counsel to various Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Laster’s career also includes serving as associate general counsel for the Microsoft Corporation and working in private practice at the law firms of Stokes Lawrence and Perkins Coie.
Mr. Laster has served on the boards of the YMCA Metrocenter of Seattle and ACLU of Washington and currently is on the board of the Digital Learning Commons. He received his BA in economics from Penn State University and his JD from University of Michigan School of Law; he was a visiting student at Harvard Law School.