Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
Jennifer S. Divine joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn as a partner in December 2012. Jennifer has over twenty years experience defending and advising public and private employers in a wide range of cases, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower/retaliation, and wage-and-hour claims. She counsels clients on a variety of employment law issues, such as executive contracts and compensation, severance agreements, noncompetition and nonsolicitation restrictions, disability accommodations, FMLA and other leave rights, and misconduct investigations.
Jennifer regularly speaks to client and professional groups on employment issues and best personnel practices, and provides individualized training to managers, supervisors, and other employees to help avoid problems that lead to litigation, and reduce the time and expense of resolving employee lawsuits.
Jennifer focuses a large part of her practice on educational institutions, advising on staff and student employment, faculty tenure, grievances, student conduct and discipline, Title IX policies and investigations, threat assessment and behavior intervention, FERPA, public-records, accreditation, regulatory and nonprofit compliance, bylaws, policy handbooks, and other shared governance issues. Jennifer understands the public relations aspects of an institution’s decisions and is adept at assisting boards and administrators in balancing the needs and interests of the various constituencies they serve.
The Employment Law Practice:
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn represents local, regional, and national companies in the Pacific Northwest in all facets of labor and employment law. We defend employers in cases dealing with wage and hour, discrimination, covenants not to compete, employment contracts, and organized labor in federal, state, and tribal courts, including class-action lawsuits. We advise our clients and appear on their behalf before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state employment agencies, and other federal agencies. We negotiate collective bargaining agreements and individual employment contracts, and draft employee handbooks and employment policies for our clients. We advise and counsel employers on resolving employment disputes before they become lawsuits.
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is the exclusive Oregon and Washington representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), a global network of 3,000 labor and employment lawyers in all 50 states and 300 cities around the globe. The ELA is made up of established independent firms, linked together to provide quick responses to clients’ needs and innovative solutions to labor and employment issues.
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn:
At Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, we like to think of ourselves as an established firm with strong traditions and fresh ideas. Although our roots in the Pacific Northwest go back more than a century, we pride ourselves on being creative thinkers who are committed to serving our clients, our community and each other in smart and innovative ways.
The clients we work with represent a diverse group of businesses, non-profits, public entities and individuals. The lawyers who serve them are known not only for their unparalleled expertise in business law and commercial litigation, but also for their dedication, innovation and tenacity. And behind it all is a cohesive team of paralegals, librarians, accountants and administrative staff members who add value at every point of contact.
Whether you’re working with our Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, or Long Beach office, you can be confident that you’re in the hands of a team of experts whose primary goal is your success.