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I am a trial lawyer with ten years of experience primarily in class action defense, labor and employment counseling and litigation and competition and consumer protection litigation.
My employment practice is management focused and includes working with clients on preventative measures, such as leading management and employee trainings, counseling on disciplinary actions and investigations, and conducting employment practices reviews.
I am often called into disputes or latent disputes to asses potential risks and suggest alternatives to costly litigation. I consider alternatives early in the process, and have successfully resolved many significant cases through unique business arrangements, preemptive motions, mediation and other alternative means of resolution.
Because I value community service and community-building, I serve on the Board of Governors for CityClub, a civic organization comitted to contributing solutions to the issues vital to the Puget Sound region. I was formerly President of the City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Commission and remain a devoted advocate for sound stewardship of natural resources.
Languages Spoken: Italian, Spanish
Licensed since 2003
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2012|
|Certificate of Recognition||United States District Court, Central District of California||2008|
|Shareholder||Stokes Lawrence, P.S.||2008 - Present|
|Associate||Heller Ehrman LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Associate||Jones Day||2002 - 2006|
|Special Assistant to the City Attorney||City Of Los Angeles||1997 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Seattle CityClub||President, Board of Governors||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon Committee||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures Committee||Past Member||N/A|
|Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production||Member||N/A|
|Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, Judicial Evaluation Committee||Co-chair||N/A|
|Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Board of Directors||Past Vice President||N/A|
|Stokes Lawrence Diversity Committee||Chair||N/A|
|City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Commission||Former President||N/A|
|Business Law Section newsletter (WSBA)||Five Essential Issues to Consider in Determining Whether and How to Conduct an Internal Investigation||2008|
|Stanford Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Coro Southern California||Public Affairs||Certificate||1997|
|California St Univ Long Beach||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Stokes Law Brief||Best Practices for Protecting Your Business From Becoming a Target of the EEOC||2013|
|109th Annual Meeting & NW Hort Expo||What Managers and Supervisors in the Agriculture Industry Need to Know About Harassment and Discrimination Laws - Lo Que Los Gerentes y Supervisores en el Sector Agricola Necesitan Saber Sobre Las Leyes de Disciminacion y Hostigamiento||2013|
|Employment Litigation from Start to Finish||Elements of Employment Law Claims, Initial Pleadings & Filings, Discovery Tactics||2012|
|Employment Litigation from Start to Finish||Managing Your Case at the EEOC||2012|
|12th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference||Introduction to Employment Law Claims||2012|
|Stokes Lawrence, P.S.||Preparing for and Managing Electronic Discovery in Intellectual Property Disputes||2008|
|Heller Ehrman Litigation Training||Recent Developments to the Washington State Rules of Professional Conduct||2007|