All Representative Cases
Defended national pharmacy chain against rest and meal break class action by pharmacists, ending in positive settlement before trial.
Represented transportation company in successfully resolving class-action claims for failure to accrue paid sick leave under Seattle and SeaTac ordinances.
In recent years, work on wage and hour matters has expanded and included defending employers in multiple class actions, individual claims and compliance advice on issues such as minimum wage, prevailing wage, meals and rest break as well as classification issues involving exemptions under state and federal law and independent contractor status. Served on the Governor’s Task Force on Independent Contractors, which resulted in legislative amendments revising Oregon’s independent contractor statute.
Regularly advising one of the largest global internet companies on domestic and international data security issues arising in transactions involving internet networking, data centers, and related vendor contracts.
Negotiated hundreds of contracts and agreements that involved sensitive data security and privacy issues, including cloud storage, sharing sensitive information, data centers, networking, colocation, dark fiber, IP transit, communications services and equipment, complex server systems, wireless networks, equipment leases, device trials, spectrum leases, cell tower leases, and many other issues. These transactions were for services in 35 different countries in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Advised companies in multiple industry sectors—including banks, construction firms, educational institutions, and manufacturing and retail—on cyber-insurance and other risk transfer strategies in vendor and other contracts.
Columbia State Bank v. Bruce Johnson Contractor, 2014 WL 6657401 (Creditor/debtor, lien claims)
Governors Point Development v. Bellingham, 2013 WL 2428748 (Municipal water rights)
Squirrels Nest v. Fisher Broadcasting, 2011 WL 1459822 (Real property quiet title)