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Nancy Anderson is a shareholder at Lane Powell PC, and Chair of the firm's Wage & Hour Group. She concentrates her practice on all types of employment and class action litigation and advice work, including wage and hour, employment discrimination, retaliation, benefits claims, and ERISA claims. Ms. Anderson has successfully tried cases to verdict, including defense of class actions and actions brought by individual claimants alleging employment discrimination, and has represented clients at arbitrations, agency proceedings, and investigations.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
    23 years
  2. Class Action: 40%
    23 years

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Pier 70
2810 Alaskan Way Ste 300
Seattle, WA, 98121-1128


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1992
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Puget Sound School of Law1989
Cum LaudeBowdoin College1979
James Bowdoin ScholarBowdoin College1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair Wage & Hour GroupLane Powell PC2004 - Present
ShareholderLane Powell1993 - Present
Member, Local Rules CommitteeFederal Bar Association2010 - 2010
Member Planning CommitteePacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference1998 - 2004
Board of DirectorsTacoma Girls' Choir1994 - 2003
Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles JohnsonWashington Supreme Court1992 - 1993
Editor-In-ChiefUniv. of Puget Sound Law Review1991 - 1992
James Bowdoin ScholarBowdoin College1976 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society for Human Resource ManagementN/A2007 - Present
US Law Firm Group Women's CommitteeMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Washington Women LawyersN/A1993 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
BUILDERnews magazineAvoiding Wage and Hour Violations2010
Washington Human Resources File Cabinet, 6th EditionEditor In Chief2008
Washington Wage & Hour Handbook, 5th EditionEditor In Chief2007
A Bad Day At The OfficeAnother Bad Day At The Office: Wage & Hour2006
Washington State Human Resources File Cabinet, 5th EditionEditor In Chief2005
Washhington Wage & Hour Handbook, 4th EditionEditor In Chief2003
University of Puget Sound School of Law -- Law ReviewEditor In Chief1992
16 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 249 (1992)Comment1992
University of Puget Sound School of Law - Law ReviewEditor In Chief1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Bowdoin CollegeGovernment and Legal Studies/EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Washington Business Human Resources File CabinetHuman Resources File Cabinet2010
Association of Washington Business Handbooks and Personnel PoliciesHandbooks and Personnel Policies2010
10th National Forum on Wage & Hour LitigationHow the Brinker Decision Impacts Meal and Rest Break Policies2010
“Annual Wage and Hour Update,” Association of Washington BusinessAnnual Wage and Hour Update2009
Best Practices for Employers -- Annual SeminarBest Practices in Compensation and Benefits2009
“Annual Wage and Hour Update,” Association of Washington BusinessAnnual Wage and Hour Update2008
Practical Tips for Overlapping Leave Laws,” King County HR ForumPractical Tips for Overlapping Leave Laws2008
Best Practices for Employers -- Annual SeminarBest Practices for HR Audits2008
“Manager Toolkit: Training on Harassment & Discrimination In The Workplace”Manager Toolkit: Training on Harassment & Discrimination In The Workplace2007
“Annual Wage and Hour Update,” Association of Washington BusinessAnnual Wage & Hour Update2007
LP Annual Employment Law Seminar“Another Bad Day At The Office: Wage & Hour, The Bad Days Keep On Coming”2006
EEOC, Technical Assistance Program Seminar"Another Bad Day At The Office: Failures in the Interactive Process"2006
Damages Claims in Washington“Successfully Defending Damages Claims In Employment Law Cases”2005
Association of Washington Business SeminarEmployment Law Update2005
LP Employment Law Seminar“Wage and Hour Update”2004
FMLA, ADA, and WLAD Compliance“FMLA, ADA and WLAD Compliance”2004
Employment Law Update“Employment Law A to Z”2004
Payroll Basics"Payroll Basics and ERISA"2003
LP Employment Law Seminar"Ten Tips for Your Handbook Review"2002
LP Employment Law Seminar“Monitoring, Investigating, and Regulating On-Duty and Off-Duty Conduct of Employees”2001
LP Annual Employment Law Seminar“New Tips on Wage and Hour Issues”2001
Council on Education in Management Seminar“The One-Stop Update for the HR Manager”2001