Nick M. Beermann is a Partner in the Seattle, Washington office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Mr. Beermann practices in all areas of employment and labor law with emphasis in employment contracting and dispute resolution, corporate governance and internal investigations, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and litigation, trade secret and non-competition advice and litigation, discrimination and harassment advice and litigation, ERISA litigation, OSHA investigations and charge resolution, business entity disputes, WARN advice, wage and hour compliance and litigation, and union organizing advice and counsel. In 2008 and 2009 Mr. Beermann worked in-house for a multi-national financial corporation in Tokyo, Japan and regularly represents multi-national and foreign companies doing or seeking to do business in the U.S. Mr. Beermann also has a background in healthcare, business and corporate law and has represented a number of healthcare entities in transactional and litigation contexts, including with regard to the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, Medicare fraud and Stark Law concerns.
As part of his practice, Mr. Beermann is a member of the Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations practice group as well as the Workplace Privacy Practice. Mr. Beermann's work includes counseling companies about compliance with HIPAA's privacy and security regulations; drafting and maintaining HIPAA-compliant policies and business associate agreements; advising clients on data privacy and security mandates at the state and federal level; advising clients about and drafting social media and electronic communication policies; training clients in the areas of employee privacy under state and federal laws; and prosecuting and obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of clients whose employees have appropriated company trade secrets.
Mr. Beermann is admitted to practice in all Washington and Wyoming State Courts, the United States District Court for the Districts of Eastern and Western Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Beermann is a frequent published author and the Chief Author of the 2007 Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual Chapter on Employment Discrimination. He also provides frequent pro-bono services to the King County Bar Association.
Mr. Beermann received his J.D., cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law where he was an editor and published author on Seattle University’s Law Review. Mr. Beermann received his undergraduate degree from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (2007) [Chief Author]
|"Watch that Waiver: Employee Releases of FMLA Claims May be Invalid."
American Health Lawyers Association Health Lawyers Weekly (Dec 2006) [Author]
|"Can I Get a Witness: Employee Rights to Representation"
King County Bar Journal (Sept 2006) [Author]
|"Old and New Rules for Non-Competition Agreements"
King County Bar Journal (May 2005) [Author]
|"Working with Insurers"
King County Bar Journal (April 2004) [Author]
|"Why You Should Care About HIPAA’s Privacy Rule"
King County Bar Journal (Dec 2003) [Author]
|"Affirmative Action in Washington: The Debate Continues"
King County Bar Journal (September 2003) [Author]
|"Keeping the Hounds at Bay"
King County Bar Journal (April 2003) [Author]
|"When Duty Calls: What to do When Employees Are Soldiers"
King County Bar Journal (March 2003) [Author]
|"Legal Mechanisms of Public-Private Partnerships"
23 Seattle U Law. Rev. 175 (1999) [Author]
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
- Volunteer for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project as Counsel in Domestic Violence Program
- Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics, 2006
- 2005 and 2006 Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono award