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Julie S. Lucht

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Partner

Julie Lucht, a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment practice, focuses on employment litigation and counseling.  She represents clients in all phases of litigation in defense of numerous types of employment discrimination and other employment-related claims.  She counsels and defends clients in connection with issues and claims arising under WLAD, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, GINA, FLSA, WARN, NLRA, USERRA and related statutory and common law employment claims, as well as drafting employee handbooks, separation and termination agreements, equal employment opportunity policies, sexual harassment policies, employee leave policies, reasonable accommodation policies and employment contracts.  She has served as temporary in-house counsel for a FORTUNE 100 company, handling a range of employment matters.

Julie also represents clients in special remedies litigation instigated to protect clients from trade secret misappropriation, corporate raiding, breach of contract and fiduciary duties and other employment-related offenses.  She counsels clients in arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings and defends clients in class action litigation and in lawsuits litigated by the EEOC.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Rising Stars of Washington Law,” 2011
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington's Super Lawyers", 2012 - Present

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law

Related Employment

  • Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, IL, Associate, 1996 - 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Extern for Judge Harry D. Leinenweber, 1996

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Political Science, French, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin