Lane Powell’s Seattle office seeks an employment attorney with experience defending employers in employment disputes, advising employers on compliance and risk avoidance, and drafting employment contracts and policies.
Lane Powell has 140 years of experience serving as a strategic business advisor and legal counsel to premier public and private companies. A preeminent litigation and corporate firm, Lane Powell represents clients in the Northwest and nationally in dispute resolution ranging from arbitration to complex litigation and class actions. Synonymous with excellence and innovation, Lane Powell’s attorneys bring an entrepreneurial spirit to their work that is reflected in a client roster that includes some of the most venerable – and dynamic – companies and individuals in business today.
Relying on our broad and diverse experience, our attorneys tailor advice and representation to our clients in multiple industries, including technology, retail, manufacturing, education, financial services, hospitality, environmental, transportation, and professional and engineering services. Our attorneys keep current on developing state and local laws and regulations. We seek candidates who have a willingness to take ownership for projects and cases, who are team oriented, collaborative, and enjoy public speaking.
Successful candidates will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of litigation and administrative charge work, including preparing position statements, evaluating claims, handling mediation, taking depositions, engaging in motion practice, and preparing for and taking cases to arbitration and trial. The position will be responsible for counseling HR professionals and business executives on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and providing strategic thinking in avoiding and resolving employment disputes. The title of the position will depend on experience, qualifications, and book of business.
Active Washington State Bar membership
Four or more years of experience handling employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, leave interference, and wage and hour claims
Management-side labor and employment counseling experience
Experience handling charges before the EEOC and state or local agencies
Experience drafting employment policies
Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
Ability to handle a variety of matters simultaneously to meet client demands
Excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, including public speaking
Any job offer will be conditioned upon successfully completing a pre-employment background and reference check
Lane Powell PC is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications for employment from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. If you need reasonable accommodations to apply for any position, please let us know. All employment decisions, practices and procedures are carried out without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, political ideology, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other applicable legally protected status. This policy applies to all personnel activities including employment, promotion, transfer, compensation and termination.
Lane Powell is a Pacific Northwest law firm with a national — and international — reach. Our approximately 200 attorneys are trusted advisors, counsel and advocates for individuals, small and large businesses, including Fortune 50 companies. Since 1875, clients have relied on Lane Powell’s exceptional legal acumen and forward-thinking approach to resolve their most complex business, litigation and regulatory challenges.
With offices throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska, we’re thoroughly versed in the industries of the Pacific Northwest as well as the legal issues that face our clients on a regional, national and international level.
Many of our attorneys are leaders in their field and receive national recognition in their practice. Our clients benefit not only from some of the best legal minds, but the best business minds too: attorneys who are intimately familiar with the business environment, and know the emerging risks and opportunities of their industries and practice groups.
Since 2008, Benchmark Litigation has consistently recommended Lane Powell’s litigation practice. The firm also receives recognition every year as a "Firm of the Year" in Oregon and Washingt...on since the award's inception in 2013. Recommendations are contingent on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.
We emphasize a team approach and shared accountability for solving problems. In the business world, specialization is increasing and our multiple practice areas and industry groups reflect this process. Our clients benefit from the specialized expertise of individual attorneys as well as the collective capabilities of our teams — attorneys who thrive on putting their minds and expertise together to come up with creative, cost-effective and positive resolutions.
We're in it for the long haul. There's a reason we've enjoyed long-term relationships with Nordstrom and many other clients. First and foremost, we don't take our relationships for granted. We work with clients to build their business. We offer forward-thinking, long-term legal resolutions, not shortsighted approaches. Then there's the sundown rule: we resolve to return our clients' calls by the end of the day.
We’re dedicated to helping our communities thrive. We have strong ties to more than the business communities of the Pacific Northwest. As a Firm and as individuals, we are involved directly in a wide variety of worthwhile organizations that have significantly contributed to community progress, which is why Lane Powell constantly remains one of the Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists in the Puget Sound region and Portland area by Puget Sound Business Journal and Portland Business Journal.
We have a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including exciting new initiatives around mentoring, hiring and fostering an inclusive workplace. A sampling of these initiatives includes a diversity scholarship for summer law students, participation in the national Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and a diversity and inclusion affinity group. We are proud to announce that Lane Powell was recently awarded 100% on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index.