Serving the titans of technology, life sciences, healthcare, retail, financial services, and energy throughout the Pacific Northwest, our Seattle office provides elite advocacy in a wide range of commercial and intellectual property litigation, employment disputes, and white-collar criminal defense and investigation matters.
Our Seattle team’s experience in handling complex commercial ligation includes representing Fortune 100 companies, and our lawyers combine that extensive corporate experience with first-rate white-collar criminal defense capabilities to handle high-stakes cases while maintaining a steady presence at trial. Drawing on the experience of former prosecutors and government lawyers, we frequently defend clients against suits brought under the False Claims Act and other whistleblower statutes. Our deep bench also offers an array of intellectual property litigation capabilities, including patent strategy and prosecution, brand and product innovation, trademark, copyright, advertising, and unfair competition.
Our labor and employment lawyers guide clients through the full spectrum of employment claims and internal investigations. We defend employers in litigation involving issues of the Fair Labor Standards Act, wage and hour laws, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace harassment, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and other employment-related claims brought in federal, state, and administrative forums. Our team also performs internal investigations arising from employment and whistleblower complaints, deftly navigating cooperation with government inquiries and crafting detailed crisis communication plans to minimize reputational risk.
Our Seattle team also includes members of our global tax practice, which represents clients in all stages of tax-related issues, such as planning, transactional-related tax work, controversy, and litigation. We represent clients in every major discipline of tax, including transfer pricing, partnerships and joint ventures, international and cross-border structuring and planning, corporate transactions, tax-exempt organizations, state and local tax, fringe benefits and payroll tax, and tax credits and incentives.