Open Board Position The WSBA ADR Section has a board opening. The position is a 3-year commitment and you choose which committees you’d like to be on. We meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at WSBA…Continue
David H. Black is the Immediate Past Chair of WSBA ADR section and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Black is the Web Committee Chair.
Professionally, Mr. Black is Of Counsel in the Seattle, Washington office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Mr. Black has practiced labor and employment law for the past 17 years with a balance between employment litigation and counseling. He has significant bench and jury trial experience, including cases of alleged disability discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, and other employment tort disputes. His counseling practice includes the full range of workplace issues, with emphasis on preventing problems through strategic measures geared toward litigation prevention and preparation through the use of contracts, HR systems and policies. Mr. Black has extensive subject matter experience with employment handbook and agreements (individual arbitration, at-will, independent contractor, noncompetition & restrictive covenants, and nondisclosure/confidentiality agreements), disability accommodation and leave and family medical leave management, wage and hour law, religious accommodation and discrimination issues, race and sex harassment and discrimination issues, and workplace privacy issues.
Mr. Black graduated as a Gulentz and Oregonian scholar from Georgetown University (BS International Economics and Finance, 1991), and from the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1994).
Mr. Black was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1994 and is currently a member of the Oregon and Washington State bars (both 1999). He is admitted to practice before state courts in Oregon and Washington, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, the District of Oregon, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits.
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