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Meredith A. Smith

Associate
Seattle

P 206-405-0404
F 206-405-4450
Meredith.Smith@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Meredith A. Smith is an Associate in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Ms. Smith was the Business Editor for the Oregon Review of International Law at the University of Oregon School of Law. She also participated in the Civil Practice Clinic, working with low-income clients on issues relating to housing and medical claims.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Smith practiced civil litigation and insurance defense in two Pacific Northwest law firms.

 

Professional Associations and Activities

  • King County Washington Women Lawyers, Board Member

See AllBlog Posts by Meredith A. Smith

Washington Governor Signs Non-Compete Law
May 9, 2019

On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 1450, described as “AN ACT Relating to restraints, including noncompetition covenants, on persons engaging in lawful professions, trades, or businesses[.]”  While the Act does not take effect until January 1, 2020, its restrictions apply retroactively to exis Read More

Washington State Legislature Sends Comprehensive Non-Compete Bill To Governor’s Desk
May 8, 2019

On April 26, 2019, the two chambers of the Washington Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (“HB 1450” or the “Non-Compete Act”), which regulates non-competition agreements with employees and independent contractors, and severely restricts franchisee no-poach agreements as well as policies against moonlighting. Read More