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Chad E. Arceneaux

Associate
Seattle

P 206-626-6418
F 206-405-4450
Chad.Arceneaux@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Chad E. Arceneaux is an Associate in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses his practice on litigating workplace law matters and assisting employers with preventive advice and counsel.

Mr. Arceneaux represents management in a wide variety of employment law and workplace related issues, from advising businesses regarding Title VII, ADA, wage and hour, and other compliance issues, to drafting policies, employment agreements, and non-compete/non-solicit agreements, to investigating and litigating discrimination and other employment law-related claims. Mr. Arceneaux also appears before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local Human Rights Commissions. 

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Arceneaux served the citizens of Washington as a Washington State Trooper, and upon becoming a lawyer, he worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Pierce County where he tried numerous cases to verdict. 

Honors and Recognitions

  • Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Award (2003)Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Certificate of Appreciation (2010)
  • Washington State Patrol, Chief’s Coin Award Recipient (2004; 2005)
  • Washington State Patrol, Commendation (2002)
  • Washington State Patrol Academy, Top Academic Achievement Award (2002)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Foundation, Trustee

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • New Phoebe House Association, Former Vice President of Board of Directors
  • Soma Tacoma, Volunteer
  • Tacoma Urban League, Former Chairman of Board of Directors

Published Works

  • Washington workplace behavior and privacy issues, in Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now, National Business Institute (November 2016) [Author]
  • Workplace violence: a primer for HR and legal practitioners, in Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (August 2016) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Washington workplace behavior and privacy issues, Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now,” National Business Institute (Olympia, WA, November 2016) (presenter)
  • “Workplace violence: a primer for HR and legal practitioners, Essentials of Employment Law,” Sterling Education Services (Tacoma, WA, August 2016) (presenter)
  • “Trends in employment litigation,” Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (Tacoma, WA, October 2015) (presenter)
  • “Do’s & don’ts of hiring and termination,” Better Business Bureau (June 2015) (presenter)
  • “To compete or non-compete… that is the question, non-compete agreement considerations for employers,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (August 2014; November 2014) (presenter)
  • “Legal aspects of veteran friendly hiring programs,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (June 2014) (presenter)
  • “Criminal background checks – Employment Law Update,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (April 2014; May 2014) (presenter)
  • “Safety plans and minimizing risk,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (February 2014) (presenter)
  • “Standing shoulder to shoulder with our veterans: the legal ins & outs of hiring veterans,” Association of Washington Businesses, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (November 2013) (panelist)
  • “Discrimination & harassment in the workplace,” City of University Place (WA, October 2013) (presenter)
  • “Employee vs. independent contractor, where’s the line, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (October 2013) (presenter)
  • “Constitutional considerations: public employers & social media,” City of University Place (WA, October 2013) (presenter)
  • “Accident prevention plans,” Association of Washington Businesses (June 2013) (presenter)
  • “Do’s & don’ts of documenting employee performance,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (March 2013) (presenter)
  • “Best practices for minimizing risk in employee interviews,” Excell Puget Sound Executive Leadership Forum (February 2013) (presenter)
  • “Human resource compliance: do’s & don’ts of employee termination,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (November 2012) (presenter)
  • “Human resource compliance: social media,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (October 2012) (presenter)
  • “Human resource compliance: avoiding interview questions that may lead to liability,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (September 2012) (presenter)
  • “Staying compliant in workforce management,” Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce (June 2012) (presenter)
  • Guest Speaker, NALS of Washington Panel on Domestic Violence Prosecution (2009) (presenter)
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