Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Respected team which provides strength across contentious and noncontentious issues. Particularly noted for its defense of clients in employment litigation, including in discrimination cases. Regularly advises on executive severance agreements and defends against claims made by former executives. Acts for a number of prominent regional and national businesses from diverse industry sectors, including retail, financial services, healthcare and hospitality with further expertise in consumer goods and agriculture.

Strengths An impressed source comments: "They are an excellent team; their depth and breath of experience on any topic we put in front of them is incredible."

A market commentator states: "We are happy with the level of service we receive," concluding that their impression of the firm is "very positive."

Work highlights Acted for Adidas on reviewing and coordinating compliance regarding its executive compensation plans and employee benefit plan for employees moving between affiliated US and foreign employers, including assisting with tax compliance.

Notable practitioners

Chrys Martin is a veteran practitioner in the labor and employment space, with a wealth of experience assisting employers on sexual harassment mandates, exit packages and retention contracts. One client lauded her "depth of knowledge, which is unsurpassed in legal employment matters."

Jenna Mooney provides counsel to a range of healthcare, hospitality and retail clients on all manner of employment issues, from sexual harassment claims to whistleblowing and management transitions. A peer singles her out as a "standout individual," describing her as "knowledgeable and practical."

"Sharp litigator" Leah Lively counsels on a wide range of employment matters including workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. An impressed market source appreciates that "she is very practical and efficient, as well as business-minded."