With the gig economy picking up momentum, the evolution of the #MeToo movement, unemployment getting even lower, and the legislature and city council getting more active, the timing couldn’t be better to brush up on Labor and Employment laws and recent judicial pronouncements.
We will examine developments in labor law, leave laws, wage & hour, and immigration. We will delve into issues surrounding confidentiality, sexual harassment, workplace violence, misclassification, and discrimination. This year’s program will also offer a discussion on how to prepare for an economic downturn.
Join us for a two-day seminar on the latest Labor and Employment law trends and updates, presented by some of Washington’s top practitioners in the field.
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Lawrence R. Cock, Program Co-Chair, is Of Counsel to Corr Cronin LLP. With more than 25 years of trial and appellate experience, he emphasizes advice and litigation involving the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, noncompetition covenants, and securities.
Timothy J. O’Connell, Program Co-Chair, a partner with Stoel Rives LLP, practices in the areas of labor and employment law. His practice includes equal employment and discrimination cases, wrongful discharge litigation, and wage/hour counseling.
Katheryn Bradley is a shareholder a Lane Powell PC and co-chair of the Labor, Employment & Benefits Team and chairs the Wage & Hour Team. She has devoted her career to resolving workplace disputes faced by private and public employers.
Philip Buri founded Buri Funston Mumford & Furlong PLLC. He practices appellate and civil litigation. He has been lead counsel in over 145 appeals in the three divisions of the Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit.
Andrew T. Chan is a partner at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless whose practice focuses on immigration and nationality law. He speaks to professional and community audiences on immigration topics ranging from nonimmigrant visas to immigrant rights.
Robert M. Howie is a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP. He advises regional and national companies on compliance with employment laws at every level, internal policy issues, and delivers memorable training programs for employers and business leaders.
Carolyn H. Ladd is Senior Counsel in the Labor, Employment and Benefits Group at The Boeing Company. Her practice focuses on compliance with the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and state equal employment laws.
Jack M. Lovejoy is Of Counsel to Corr Cronin LLP. He is a litigator and trial lawyer, having tried cases in state and federal court, and private arbitration. His practice emphasizes high-level employee transitions, trade secret litigation, and securities arbitration.
Julie S. Lucht is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, focusing on employment litigation and counseling. She represents clients in all phases of litigation in defense of numerous types of employment discrimination and other employment-related claims.
Duncan E. Manville, a partner at Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP, has handled a wide a variety of complex civil litigation matters. He regularly represents and advises government entities and other clients in discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower cases.
Richard R. Meneghello is a partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm representing the interests of management. He is the co-chair of the firm’s Gig Economy Practice Group and edits the firm’s Gig Economy blog.
Steven R. Peltin chairs Foster Pepper PLLC’s Employment, Labor and Benefits group. He has more than 30 years of experience counseling and defending employers in connection with local, state and federal employment and labor laws.
Laurence A. Shapero is a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC. For 20 years, he has advised clients in labor, employment and benefits matters. His practice includes litigation, counseling, and private arbitration matters.
Douglas E. Smith is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson PC. He focuses his practice on representing clients in complex class action litigation and offering advice on legal compliance with federal, state and local wage and hour requirements.
Susan Eberle Stahlfeld is a partner and the coleader of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP’s employment law and labor relations practice group. She represents employers in discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage-and-hour, and employment torts cases.
Michael C. Subit is a partner at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. For over 25 years, he has represented plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases. He has authored articles on employment issues and appeared as a television legal analyst.
Lola S. Zakharova is a partner at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless with over 20 years’ experience in immigration law. She assists companies in securing temporary work visas and employment-based permanent status for international talent.