Ken joined the firm as a Member in 1997. His counseling practice extends to every facet of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, and discharge. He has defended large and small employers on the full range of employment litigation matters (e.g., discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, reasonable accommodation, contract disputes) and has significant experience defending wage & hour class-action cases alleging misclassification of employees. Ken teaches Employment Law as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. He also regularly speaks on employment and labor matters and has served on the executive committee of The Worklaw Network since 2009. Prior to moving to Seattle, he clerked for the Honorable J. Frederick Motz, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and practiced in Washington, D.C. with Covington & Burling LLP and Chadbourne & Parke LLP.