Mark Fordham recently retired as the Vice President, General Counsel at Starbucks Coffee Company, responsible for new markets and ventures in Asia and South America. He also serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Hamlin Robinson School, and has formerly served as President of the King County Bar Association and Vice President of the Washington State China Relations Council.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Fordham was an Associate Attorney for Davis Wright Tremaine.
Mr. Fordham received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. with honors in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Washington. He has been named a "Superlawyer" by Washington Law and Politics.