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Stoel Rives LLP

Labor & Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 2WashingtonUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Prominent team maintaining an excellent reputation for its expertise in traditional labor law, advising clients in a range of industry sectors in negotiations, arbitrations and litigation. Notable expertise in wage and hour class actions and disputes related to discrimination and noncompete issues. Offers experience before all levels of court, as well as a number of government agencies. Also recognized for its strong employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Noted expertise pertaining to the healthcare, telecommunications, technology and energy sectors.

Strengths

One client describes the firm as "excellent in all regards."

Another source says: "It's outstanding - the best team of lawyers to work with."

Clients find the firm to be "proactive, practical and really good negotiators and representatives."

Work highlights

Represented Life Care Centers of America in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

Notable practitioners

Adam Belzberg represents employers in the agriculture, energy, retail and construction sectors in a range of labor and employment matters. He has an established class action practice.
"Excellent professional services. Good responsiveness and quality input and follow-through in all regards."

James Shore is well versed in the full range of labor and employment matters, and is regularly called upon to represent employers in complex wage and hour class actions, collective bargaining negotiations and proceedings before the NLRB.
"Jim is an outstanding employment and labor lawyer. He understands Washington law better than any other lawyers we have worked with and always looks out for our best interests." "He is responsive, a great negotiator and practical."

Timothy O'Connell has experience handling a range of labor and employment matters, including litigation concerning allegations of wrongful discharge and discrimination. He is highly active in the representation of healthcare industry clients.
"Tim is dynamite."

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Overview

Our employment advisors, litigators and labor relations attorneys provide counseling and dispute resolution services across the full spectrum of labor and employment law. We work with employers throughout the nation to ensure compliance and avoid disputes by providing practical counseling and training. Should litigation or other employment-related disputes arise, we provide you with a vigorous, thorough and well-reasoned defense with the goal of meeting your business objectives at a reasonable cost.

We:

  • Defend and represent employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including class and collective wage and hour actions as well as multi-plaintiff and individual disputes involving discrimination (race, sex, age, religion and disability), non-competition, labor/management disputes, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, and breach of contract claims.
  • Litigate cases in state and federal courts as well as various government agencies (EEOC, DOL, NLRB, etc.). 
  • Represent management before the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) in all aspects of union-management relations. 
  • Offer in-depth knowledge of deal negotiation and documentation; intellectual property protection, including non-compete enforcement and defense; and workplace investigations.

Members

Shore, James M (Head of Department)

Belzberg, Adam

Jones, Karin

O'Connell, Timothy J

Wall, Christopher

Clients

Association of Washington Business

Franciscan Health System

Lionbridge Technologies

Maverik, Inc.

MultiCare Health System

Industries

Agribusiness

Construction

Consumer Products

Energy

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Life Sciences & Technology

Manufacturing

Natural Resources

Real Estate

Labor & Employment

Stoel Rives LLP

firm
Location

600 University Street

Suite 3600

Seattle

Washington

USA

WA 98101

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Washington

Labor & Employment


Adam Belzberg
Band 4
James M Shore
Band 2
Timothy J O'Connell
Band 3