We have one of the largest labor and employment practices serving public and private employers in the Pacific Northwest and adjacent western U.S. region. We’re business-minded litigators and counselors who share a common purpose to proactively prevent disputes or, when necessary, vigorously defend against them.
- Class and collective actions
- Single plaintiff suits
- Arbitration, mediation and appeals
- Wage and hour class actions
- Wrongful discharge
- Claims related to reductions in force
- FMLA, ADA allegations
- Breach of employment contracts
- Multi-jurisdictional disputes
- Collective bargaining disputes
- ERISA litigation
- Non-competes, non-disclosure obligations
- Representation before state and federal agencies
Litigation Prevention & Quick Resolution
It goes without saying, employment litigation can be a costly distraction. We place significant focus on assuring your practices, policies and training programs are optimized to achieve compliance with Department of Labor and NLRB laws and regulations. When disputes arise, we mobilize quickly to gather the facts and resolve the case efficiently through dispositive motion, mediation, arbitration or settlement.
Defense at Trial
Whether you face a multi-state class action or an individual plaintiff, when disputes go to court we have an experienced team of trial attorneys at the ready. We’re focused on minimizing business disruption and disposing of the case efficiently and effectively. That involves conducting a thorough early case assessment, investigating the facts, collecting documents, tapping experts if needed and presenting a clear defense to judges and juries. Knowing how onerous it can be to produce and retain documents, we draw upon our understanding of your business and employ a practical mindset to right-size that effort. We launch an aggressive strategy from the start to encourage disposition or settlement while being thoroughly ready for trial.
Class Action Leaders
We’ve handled numerous class action cases in recent years, many involving wage and hour or discrimination claims. We’ll work tirelessly to challenge class certification, testimony of plaintiffs’ experts and the overall basis for the suit. We’ve served as national coordinating counsel and regional counsel for multi-venue and multi-party class action cases, employing a deep bench with extensive motion, trial, appeal and alternative dispute resolution experience. At every step, we communicate extensively with you, providing detailed budgeting and case updates.