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Douglas Edward Smith

Douglas Edward Smith

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Class Action

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About Me

Doug Smith is an attorney in the Seattle office of Littler Mendelson. Doug provides advice and legal representation to employers on a variety of employment law issues, including wage and hour compliance, trade secret protection, enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and complex class action litigation. Doug has represented many well-known companies, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Frito-Lay, Nordstrom and Sleep Country USA.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
  2. Class Action: 40%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    I had the pleasure of working with Doug on a large wage hour collective action from start to finish. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, devoted to his craft, and a pleasure to work with. I learned a great deal from him, feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with him, and recommend him highly.

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    Jacqueline Joslyn-Gaul Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse Doug. I have worked with Doug on committees, working on draft legislation and regulations, and we have worked together on class actions where we are representing co-defendants. Doug understands the intricacies of wage and hour law and pays attention to details that many others miss. In my book, he is one of the best wage and hour attorneys in Seattle.

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    Patrick Madden Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

600 University Street
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98101-3122

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198707/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
"Heavy Lifter" AwardAssociation of Washington Business2008
"Heavy Lifter" AwardAssociation of Washington Business2006
"Random Acts of Professionalism" AwardN/A2006
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationN/A2003
Order of the CoifUniversity of Oregon School of Law1987

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderLittler Mendelson, P.C.2007 - Present
ShareholderLane Powell PC1987 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)N/AN/A
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)N/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Champagne v. Thurston CountyWA Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of claims

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Washington EmployerRegional Editor2011
Wage and Hour Answer BookContributing Author2011
Wage and Hour Answer BookContributing Author2010
Total Wage and Hour Compliance: An Initiative to End the Wage and Hour Class Action WarCo-Author2008
Littler ASAP: High Court Alters Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance in Washington StateCo-Author2008
Littler ASAP: 2008 Washington Legislative UpdateCo-Author2008
Littler ASAP: Washington Legislature Adopts New Definitions of "Disability" and "Impairment" Under Washington Law Against DiscriminationCo-Author2007
An Overview of Washington and Federal Wage and Hour IssuesCo-Editor2003
Wage and Hour Handbook: A Guide for Washington EmployersEditor1999

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Stanford UniversityAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Seminar Group Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWage and Hour Update2011
Lorman Education Services Employment Law from A to ZWage and Hour Law Basics and Update2011
Littler/AWB 2011 Employment Law Seminar - What You Need to KnowIndependent Contractors, Temporary Workers, Interns and Volunteers: Are They Your Employees?2011
Littler Mendelson Employer Breakfast Briefing SeriesWage and Hour Compliance in the Obama Era2011
The Seminar Group Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWage and Hour Update2010
Littler Mendelson Employer Breakfast Briefing SeriesLegislative Update for Washington Employers2010
The Seminar Group Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWage and Hour Law Basics and Update2009
Littler Mendelson Employer Breakfast Briefing SeriesWashington Meal & Rest Break Regulation: Changes on the Horizon2009
ELT/Littler Mendelson WebinarThe Washington Wage and Hour War2009
Washington State Bar Association: Making It Work at WorkFederal and State Wage and Hour Laws2008
Washington State Association of County Auditors Annual ConferenceWage and Hour Law Basics and Recordkeeping Requirements2008
The Seminar Group Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWage and Hour Law Basics and Update2008
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Law Basics and Recordkeeping Requirements2008
Littler Mendelson Executive Employer ConferenceConducting Wage and Hour Investigations2008
Kronos Employer ConferenceWage and Hour Laws: The Risks of Non-Compliance2008
The Seminar Group Labor & Employment Law ConferenceWage and Hour Update2007
Lorman Education ServicesEmployment Law From A to Z2007
Littler Mendelson Northwest Employer ConferenceWage and Hour Update2007
The Seminar GroupWage and Hour Law Update2006
3rd National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class ActionsDefending Wage and Hour Class Actions2006
The Seminar GroupWage and Hour Law Update2005
Northwest Association for Biomedical ResearchEmployment Law Privacy and Security Issues2005
National Business InstituteRecent Developments in Washington Wage and Hour Law2005
Lorman Education ServicesEmployment-Related Records2005
Lorman Education ServicesWashington Employment Law from A to Z2005
National Business InstituteWashington Wage and Hour Law Update2004
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Record-Keeping2004
Association of Washington BusinessWage and Hour Law Update2003
Washington State Bar AssociationWage and Hour Law Update2002
San Francisco Bar AssociationWage and Hour Class Actions2001
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Law Update2001
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Law Update2000
Lorman Education ServicesWage and Hour Law Update1999
Council on Education ManagementPersonnel Law Update1999
California Employment Law CouncilWage and Hour Class Actions1997