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.
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.
Renee L. Grant Bluechel is Senior Counsel at The Boeing Company. She provides employment-related advice to human resource professionals and business leaders, manages employment and benefits litigation, and supports labor negotiations and grievance processes.
Jeannie L. Bohlman leads the litigation and employment law teams at Zillow Group, Inc., including providing advice and counsel on all employment-related matters. Prior to moving in-house, Jeannie spent seven years in private practice focused primarily on employment defense litigation.
Joy Ellis is a Principal at Foster Garvey PC. She has 20 years of experience delivering practical employment-related advice, litigating labor and employment disputes, and advising independent schools. She is a frequent speaker on various employment and school law topics.
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.
Amanda J. Hailey is a labor & employment attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She helps employers navigate questions related to employment discrimination, leave of absence requests, reasonable accommodations, workplace harassment, and difficult workplace conflicts.
Pamela Helman serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs for MOD Pizza. She is an experienced litigation attorney, specializing in employment and product liability, both in-house and in law firms. She leads the team that provides legal support and strategic business counseling.
Hon. Laura C. Inveen (ret.) provides mediation and arbitration services through Hilyer Dispute Resolution. She previously served as a King County Superior Court Judge, appointed in July, 1992. She was Presiding Judge and served as Chief of the Civil and Juvenile departments.
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.
Carolyn H. Ladd is Senior Counsel in the Labor, Employment and Benefits Group at The Boeing Company, the largest private employer in the state of Washington. Her practice focuses on compliance with the ADA, the FMLA, the FLSA, and state Equal Employment laws.
Shannon J. Lawless is a member of Ryan Swanson & Cleveland PLLC representing employers. She strategizes with HR professionals and business owners on how to handle issues such as hiring, workplace complaints, requests for accommodation, and lawful terminations.
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.
Laurence A. Shapero is a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC. For 20 years, employers have called on him for advice and assistance in managing employee performance issues; and developing/administering prudent human resources policies and practices.
Beth Terrell is a founding member of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC. She represents employees who have suffered from race, gender, age, marital status, & disability discrimination. She also counsels small & medium sized companies facing personnel and human resource issues.
Sarah N. Turner is a partner with the Employment/Labor group of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP. She defends employers in claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, privacy, defamation, ADA, benefits, breach of contract, non-competes, and wage/hour.
Garrett J. Williams is an attorney at Paine Hamblen LLP. He defends and counsels businesses, nonprofits, and public institutions in the areas of labor and employment law. He represents employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour disputes, collective bargaining, and class actions.
Ada K. Wong is the Owner and Managing Partner of AKW Law PC. She focuses on employment litigation, business law, and estate planning. She also serves as an arbitrator in King & Snohomish counties. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University School of Law, teaching Employment Discrimination.