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Mid-Level Labor and Employment Associate (Portland or Seattle)

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Lane Powell
Seattle, Washington, United States (hybrid)
28 days ago


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.

Lane Powell’s Seattle or Portland office seeks an attorney with three to five years’ experience defending employers in employment disputes and related matters. Candidates should be licensed to practice in Washington or Oregon or be willing and eligible to sit for the Washington or Oregon Bar. We offer a competitive compensation structure and a uniquely collegial environment where you will be part of a cooperative, collaborative, and supportive team.  For this reason, the attorney would need to work from the Seattle or Portland Lane Powell office, although hybrid work may be considered.

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.

Job Responsibilities:

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 may also be responsible for working with senior attorneys to counsel 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 and duties will depend on experience, qualifications, and book of business.


  • Active Washington or Oregon State Bar membership
  • Three to five years of experience handling employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, leave interference, and wage and hour claims
  • 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
  • Management-side labor and employment counseling experience preferred, but not required

Requested Application Materials: Resume, Writing Sample, Transcripts

We are proud to have received the Diversity Lab's Mansfield Rule 4.0 and 5.0 Certification Plus, which recognizes our efforts to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership positions through various initiatives, including considering a diverse pool of candidates for attorney positions. To meet the requirements of the program, we voluntarily gather data on race/ethnicity, veteran status, and LGBTQ+ status for Mansfield Rule reporting purposes. However, providing this information is entirely voluntary and will not affect your candidacy. The Mansfield Rule requires that at least 30% of attorneys considered for leadership roles, promotions, client pitches, and senior lateral positions are from underrepresented groups, including attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, women lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities. The "Mansfield Plus" certification demonstrates that we also ensured that 30% of the lawyers staffed on matters resulting from formal pitch meetings were from historically underrepresented groups, in addition to meeting the requirement that these groups make up 30% of firm leadership roles.

Principals only.

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.

This position may be filled in Washington State. As required by Washington's Equal Pay & Opportunity Act, Lane Powell is providing a good faith salary range for this position (if based in Seattle) of $175,000-$195,000. Lane Powell may provide incentive and/or merit bonuses annually. Information regarding benefits can be found here.


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 67558029
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
    Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Lane Powell
  • Position Title: Mid-Level Labor and Employment Associate (Portland or Seattle)
  • Job Function: Attorney
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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