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KCBA September meeting

Time: September 13, 2018 from 12pm to 1:30pm
Location: KCBA offices
Street: 1200 Fifth Ave, Suite 700
City/Town: Seattle, WA
Event Type: cle
Organized By: KCBA ADR Section
Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2018

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Event Description

“EPIC Changes to Litigation and Arbitration

(If you’re attending a KCBA ADR Section Meeting for the first time, there is no fee.)  RSVP to Anna Robson at the KCBA, AnnaR@kcba.org


11:55 AM            Introduction of Program and Panelists

12:00 PM            EPIC Changes to Litigation and Arbitration


  • What did the US Supreme Court decide in the EPIC Trilogy Cases?
  • How does the EPIC decision impact litigation of employment claims?
  • How does the EPIC decision impact arbitration of employment claims?
  • How can parties make mandatory arbitration work on discovery issues and process fees?
  • How do we handle confidentiality requests?
  • Does the EPIC decision pre-empt recent changes in Washington State law?

 1:30 PM               Conclusion


Justo Gonzalez: Justo is a shareholder at Stokes Lawrence. At the trial court level, he has successfully represented clients facing class action and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, competition and consumer protection actions, intellectual property litigation, and trade secrets litigation. Justo has worked on appeals across a spectrum of legal issues, including employment, contracts, and consumer protection laws. Justo’s employment practice includes working with clients on preventative measures, such as leading employee trainings, counseling on disciplinary actions and workplace investigations, and conducting employment practices reviews. Justo also maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily in civil rights and civil liberties litigation.

Marc Cote:  Marc is a partner with Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. He has successfully litigated several groundbreaking class action cases on behalf of delivery drivers, restaurant workers, farm workers, construction workers, and other low-wage workers. Marc has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of employees whose wage and hour rights have been violated or who have faced discrimination in the workplace. His clients in individual employment law matters range from immigrant farm workers to high-level executives, physicians, and other professionals. Marc is the co-author of the Wage and Hour Law chapter of the Washington Association for Justice Employment Law Deskbook, and he speaks frequently on employment law topics at legal seminars and conferences.

Donna Lurie: Donna is a labor and employment arbitrator and mediator with 30 years’ experience in labor relations, collective bargaining, and employment law. She serves as an independent arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), FMCS, and FINRA. Donna is the current Chair of the KCBA ADR Section and a member of the Planning Committees for the NW Dispute Resolution Conference and the Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference. She arbitrated business contract disputes for the King County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration program. Donna is the owner of Lurie Workplace Solutions.


Webcast:  Available to KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section members via an internet video stream.  Contact the King County Bar Association for details.

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