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Jackson Lewis Elevates Michael A. Griffin to Seattle Office Managing Principal

SEATTLE, WA (April 3, 2024) National employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce that Michael A. Griffin has been elevated to office managing principal (OMP) in Seattle. Mike succeeds Bryan P. O’Connor, who is stepping down after more than 11 years in the role, to focus on his growing practice. In addition to Mike’s new role as OMP, he will continue to serve as the office’s litigation manager.

“Since joining the firm in 2001, Mike has shown unwavering dedication to both clients and his peers,” said Firm Chair Kevin Lauri. “He is a talented attorney and more than qualified to take on the role of OMP in Seattle. We are grateful for Bryan’s years of service and excited to watch Mike grow as a leader as he deepens his investment in the Seattle office.”


Mike acts as lead counsel on all aspects of employment litigation, including defending discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. In addition to his litigation responsibilities, Mike provides advice and counsel to employers on a wide range of workplace law issues, including employee leave, disability accommodation, pregnancy accommodation, and preventing harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. He speaks regularly on these and other topics. Before relocating to Seattle from New York, he also litigated matters in the state and federal courts of New York.

“It is an honor to lead the Seattle office,” said Mike. “I take on this role with humility and gratitude. I intend to draw upon the exemplary standards Bryan has set during his tenure as OMP, leveraging his fine example to guide my leadership. I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue driving success for our clients and the firm in a larger capacity.”

Mike earned his J.D. from the New York Law School and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. 

The Seattle office can be reached at (206) 405-0404.

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Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 1,000+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.    

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