Professional Biography
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Andrew Moriarty Partner

Assistant General Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8629

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Andrew Moriarty is the firm's Assistant General Counsel for Employment, and a labor and employment litigator and counselor to Fortune 500 companies, regional entities and startups. Drawing on both in-house and outside legal experience, Andrew provides practical, scalable legal advice regarding employment contracts, personnel policies and employee handbooks, discipline and discharge, independent contractor classification, statutory and regulatory compliance and union matters. He is an efficient, effective litigator of individual discrimination and contract lawsuits, independent contractor and other wage-and-hour class actions and appeals. Andrew’s counsel extends also to employment-related tort claims, including defamation, tortious interference and misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as contract claims involving noncompete, nonsolicitation and other employment and collective bargaining agreements.

Andrew worked in-house for Amazon between 2013 and 2018, where he managed litigation and advised software, robotics, customer service, fulfillment and logistics teams on all aspects of labor and employment law, independent contractor classification, vendor relations and employee mobility. 

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021-2024

Professional Leadership

  • American Employment Law Council (AELC), Member
  • Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference Planning Committee, Member

Related Employment

  • Amazon, Seattle, WA, Senior Corporate Counsel, Labor & Employment, 2013-2018
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Partner, 2006-2013; Associate, 1998-2006




Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • 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


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1998, Georgetown Law Journal
  • Boston University, B.A., International Relations, magna cum laude, 1991