Tim O'Connell Recognized by AWB for his Contribution to Washington State Business Climate

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TIm O'ConnellSeattle, WA — Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that partner Tim O’Connell has been honored with a “Heavy Lifter” award by the Association of Washington Business (AWB), Washington State’s chamber of commerce, manufacturing and technology association. Seven honorees received the award during the AWB 2015 Policy Summit on September 16 for their efforts in promoting policies aimed at improving Washington’s business climate and economy. O’Connell was specifically recognized for testifying to the Legislature on workforce issues important to improving the state’s business and regulatory climate.

O'Connell is a labor and employment and telecommunications law practitioner and currently serves as the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee for AWB. His practice includes collective bargaining, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the NLRB and public sector agencies, labor arbitrations, equal employment and discrimination cases before administrative agencies and courts, wrongful discharge litigation, wage and hour counseling and litigation, and general personnel management. He has also been actively involved in the rulemaking process, both drafting and negotiating new rules and leading litigation challenging agency action.

Read the full AWB press release here.

Tim O’Connell, a partner at Stoel Rives LLP and chair of AWB’s Legal Affairs Committee, answers a legislator’s question after testifying against House Bill 1354 during a Jan. 26, 2015, hearing of the House Labor Committee.

About Stoel Rives LLP:  Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States.  The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia.  Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law.  For more information, visit www.stoel.com.

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