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Michael A. Griffin

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Seattle

P 206-626-6416
F 206-405-4450
Michael.Griffin@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Michael A. Griffin is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is also the Disability, Leave and Health Management coordinator for the Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, offices, and he is the Litigation Manager for the Seattle, Washingon, office.

Mr. Griffin has a broad area of practice and responsibility with the firm. He acts as lead counsel on all aspects of employment litigation, including defending discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. Mr. Griffin litigates claims for breach of non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, and/or breach of the duty of loyalty. He has represented employers in actions relating to the misappropriation of electronic communications and information. Mr. Griffin also has a background in labor relations and has represented employers in various matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition to his litigation responsibilities, Mr. Griffin provides advice and counsel to employers on a wide range of workplace law issues, including employee leave, disability and religious accommodation, harassment avoidance, and restrictive covenants. Mr. Griffin speaks frequently on these and other topics. Before relocating to Seattle from New York, Mr. Griffin also litigated matters in the state and federal courts of New York.

While attending law school, Mr. Griffin was Chair of the Moot Court Association and received a National Moot Court Award. He was also a National Semi-Finalist and received 3rd Best Brief recognition at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy.

Honors and Recognitions

Chambers

Professional Associations and Activities

  • King County Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

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May 26, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition

May 26, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

May 27, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

May 27, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 27, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, has been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide which ranks leading law firms in the United States.  In addition to the firm’s national... Read More

May 19, 2015
Chambers & Partners

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

May 19, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading... Read More

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September 8, 2017

Washington Enacts Healthy Starts Act: New Workplace Accommodation Protections for Pregnant Employees

September 8, 2017

Washington recently enacted new workplace accommodation protections for pregnant employees. The Healthy Starts Act (RCW 43.10.005):[1] Applies to employers of 15 or more employees.  Specifies four accommodations for which employers MAY NOT (1) ask for medical verification; (2) claim undue hardship. Specifies four... Read More

July 25, 2017

Washington Enacts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

July 25, 2017

All Washington employers must provide paid family and medical leave under a bill signed by Governor Jay Inslee on July 5, 2017. The new law creates an insurance fund that employers and employees both pay into, with a 0.4 percent payroll tax. Payroll deductions will begin on January 1, 2019, and benefits will become available to... Read More

September 21, 2016

Seattle Passes Predictable Scheduling Ordinance

September 21, 2016

The City of Seattle has passed a bill requiring certain large employers operating within Seattle city limits to give their hourly workers advance notice of their schedules and to pay workers extra for being required to work on call. Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to sign the Secure Scheduling Ordinance. The bill will go into effect... Read More

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