Kristina Bennard, JD

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JD, Harvard Law School
BA, Political Science, Stanford University

Clinical Adjunct Professor, Executive Education

Teaching Area

  • Enterprise Legal Systems

Personal Bio

Kristina Bennard, J.D., teaches Enterprise Legal Systems in Spring quarter. She is an Associate General Counsel at Avalara, a Seattle-based tech company that helps businesses of all sizes with automated, cloud-based solutions for tax compliance. She has 20 years of experience as an in-house attorney, including at Boeing and Expedia, and in private practice. In those roles, Kristina has encountered many of the most serious legal issues that companies can face and has worked with a broad range of business executives and managers.

Kristina graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and with distinction from Stanford University. Originally from Oregon, Seattle has been home for over 15 years. Ms. Bennard serves on the Board of the Seattle Shakespeare Company and is the proud parent of a very active -- and still delightful -- almost-teen daughter.