J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington, 1980.
University of Washington Graduate School, Seattle, Washington, attended 1975-1976. History of Science.
B.A., Fairhaven College, Bellingham, Washington, 1975. History of Science.
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Washington State Courts
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Inns of Court – Robert J. Bryan Inn (Emeritus Status)
Washington State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Order of Barristers
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 1979-1987
United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, 1987-2011
Gordon Thomas Honeywell, 2014 – Present
HONORS & AWARDS
Fulbright Specialist Program, 2013-2018, Scholar number 19499, focusing on emerging legal issues in developing countries.
Intermittent Legal Advisor. A competitive selection within the US Department of Justice allowing senior attorneys to travel overseas as legal advisers. Mr. Hermanns served a detail at the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania in 2010 and 2011. He assisted with
Tacoma Branch Chief, United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, 2002 and 2010.
Senior Litigation Counsel, a distinction awarded to one Assistant US Attorney in the Western District of Washington, 1999-2000.
Numerous national, regional and local US Department of Justice awards between 1987 and 2011.
Pierce County Lawyer, March/April 2018 issue, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, “The European Union’s New Data Privacy Law: A Very New Approach”.
Pierce County Lawyer, November/December 2017, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, “Helping Lawyers Comply with Cybersecurity Rules”. Co-authored with Amelia Whaley.
Puget Sound Business Journal, Thought Leader Forum, June 23, 2017, “Cyber Security”.
Pierce County Lawyer, May/June 2017, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, “Helping Clients Navigate Cyber Security Laws”.
ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS
University of Washington Tacoma, Guest Lecturer, Gray Hat Society: New Data Privacy Law in the European Union (GDPR), 2018.
The European Union’s new General Data Privacy Regulations, Washington State Bar Association, 2018.
Washington State Bar Association, Panelist – Corporate Counsel Section – Cybersecurity and Roles for In-House Counsel, 2017.
Thought Leader Forum, Puget Sound Business Journal, Legal Issues Relating to Cybersecurity, 2017.
University of Washington Tacoma, Panelist – Symposium on Cyber Resiliency: Preparing for Before and After a Cyber Attack, 2017.
University of Washington Tacoma, Panelist – South Sound Technology Conference on Cyber Security, 2017.
Guest Lecturer- University of Washington Tacoma, Milgard School of Business, Cyber Security Law, 2017.
Federal Criminal law and legalized marijuana under I-502, Law Seminars International, Seattle, May 2015.
Legalized Marijuana and the conflict with Federal Criminal Law, Washington Bar Association, July 2015.
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Pitfalls for the Civil Practitioner, 2014.
Need for Comprehensive Criminal Procedure Reform, Tirana, Albania, 2011. A series of presentations and lectures for the US Ambassador, Albanian Ministers, Judges and Prosecutors. Mr. Hermanns’ primary topic was immunity.
Banking Evidence, Tirana, Albania, 2011.
Corruption and Financial Crime Investigation, Pogradec and Vlora, Albania, 2010.
Trial Advocacy, Tirana, Albania, 2010. These were multi day courses patterned on the National Institute of Trial Lawyers (NITA) program from the US.
9/11 Commission Report, Inns of Court, Tacoma, Washington, 2008. Mr. Hermanns moderated a presentation by former US Senator Slade Gorton, a member of the 9/11 Commission, and US Attorney John McKay.
Embezzlements and Accounting Frauds, University of Washington, Accounting Program, Tacoma, Washington, 2009.
Discovery and Ethical Considerations, US Department of Justice, 2007.
International Extraditions and Letters Rogatory, US Department of Justice, 2005.