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, trust and estate litigation, securities, and injunctive relief.
Karin D. Jones, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Labor and Employment group of Stoel Rives LLP. She provides practical advice to employers regarding a wide variety of workplace and personnel issues and helping employers minimize the risk and impact of workplace problems.
Hannah A. Ard is counsel to Lane Powell PC. She is a litigator who dedicates her practice to representing public and private sector clients in employment, commercial and constitutional matters. She is a former member of the Department of Justice’s Employment Discrimination Task Force.
Adam S. Belzberg is a Partner at Stoel Rives LLP. He represents and advises employers, from small businesses to international corporations, in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has particular experience representing employers in the agriculture, construction, and energy industries.
Aiko Bethea, the principal/founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting, helps leaders and organizations remove barriers to inclusion. She is an award-winning and highly sought-after equity consultant who has successfully navigated leadership roles in government, philanthropic, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Katheryn Bradley is a shareholder at Lane Powell PC. She co-chairs the firm’s Labor, Employment & Benefits Team and chairs the Wage & Hour Team. She is a management-side lawyer who has devoted her career to resolving workplace disputes faced by private and public employers.
Hon. John P. Erlick currently serves as a neutral for Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC with 40 years of experience as a trial judge and civil litigator. He spent nearly twenty years on the King County Superior Court bench, where he was highly regarded for his expertise in handling complex civil matters.
Darren A. Feider, a shareholder with Sebris Busto James, focuses on general employment litigation. His work involves wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, the drafting of employment and consulting contracts, non-compete agreements and severance packages for both employees and employers.
Kim Gunning is an attorney at Focal PLLC whose practice focuses on commercial and complex litigation in trial and appellate courts. She handles business and partnership disputes, employment disputes, consumer class actions, and civil rights cases, including many cases of first impression.
Hon. Bruce Heller currently serves as a neutral for Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC (JdR). Judge Heller was appointed to the King County Superior Court by Governor Chris Gregoire in 2007 and served for almost a decade. While on the bench, he was known for his expertise in handling complex civil matters.
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. Bob counsels companies across an array of industries.
Munia Jabbar is an attorney at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. She helps clients resolve legal conflicts with social, cultural, and interpersonal dynamics of complex workplace situations. She previously worked in Washington, D.C. specializing in civil rights advocacy for racial and religious minorities.
Shirley S. Lou-Magnuson is an attorney at Lane Powell PC. She is an experienced litigator who dedicates her practice to defending public and private entities from civil and regulatory liability. She regularly represents municipalities, other public entities, corporations, financial institutions and school districts.
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, as well as in private arbitration. He advises both employers and employees with an emphasis on high-level employee transitions, trade secret litigation, and securities arbitration.
John McKay is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He represents global/Fortune 500 companies and corporate executives. He is a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington and is on the faculty at Seattle University School of Law, teaching Constitutional Law and National Security Law.
Riley R. Moyer is an attorney at Lane Powell PC. He focuses on providing advice and counseling, as well as representing employers in state and federal employment litigation involving individual matters and class action claims. He also defends employers in in arbitration and mediation.
Steven R. Peltin is a Principal in the Seattle office of Foster Garvey. He is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment & Immigration Group. He has more than 35 years of experience counseling and defending employers in connection with local, state and federal employment and labor laws.
Kevin Demone Rainge serves as in-house counsel for Multicare Health Systems. He has experience working in the IT, insurance and health care industries. He is skilled in Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, Employment Law, Legal Compliance, Contracts, Governmental Affairs, and Commercial Litigation.
Michael C. Subit is a partner at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. For over 25 years, he has represented plaintiffs in employment and other civil rights cases. He also represents unions in labor matters. He has authored many articles on employment issues for national and regional legal publications.
Jesse Wing is an attorney with MacDonald Hoague & Bayless with more than 23 years of courtroom experience. He represents clients on issues including reinstatement to a job, halting a discriminatory eviction, enforcement of reasonable accommodations, or payment for wages or compensation owed.