Michael A. Griffin

Michael A. Griffin: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal and Office Litigation Manager at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 520 Pike Street, Suite 2300, Seattle, WA 98101
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Biography

Michael A. Griffin is a Principal and Office Litigation Manager in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is also the Disability, Leave and Health Management coordinator for the Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, offices, and he is the Litigation Manager for the Seattle, Washington, office.

Mr. Griffin has a broad area of practice and responsibility with the firm. He acts as lead counsel on all aspects of employment litigation, including defending discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims. Mr. Griffin litigates claims for breach of non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, and/or breach of the duty of loyalty. He has represented employers in actions relating to the misappropriation of electronic communications and information. Mr. Griffin also has a background in labor relations and has represented employers in various matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition to his litigation responsibilities, Mr. Griffin provides advice and counsel to employers on a wide range of workplace law issues, including employee leave, disability and religious accommodation, harassment avoidance, and restrictive covenants. Mr. Griffin speaks frequently on these and other topics. Before relocating to Seattle from New York, Mr. Griffin also litigated matters in the state and federal courts of New York.

While attending law school, Mr. Griffin was Chair of the Moot Court Association and received a National Moot Court Award. He was also a National Semi-Finalist and received 3rd Best Brief recognition at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy.

In the News

April 25, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 25, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S....

May 3, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm...

December 7, 2017
SHRM

Michael Griffin and Bryan O'Connor Author Washington Supreme Court: State Law Bars Retaliation Against Job Applicants

Michael Griffin and Bryan O'Connor author Washington Supreme Court: State Law Bars Retaliation Against Job Applicants, published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article

Publications

April 3, 2018

Washington State Enacts New Laws Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Responding to the national “#MeToo” movement, Washington has enacted four new workplace laws intended primarily to protect victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. The first new law relates to protection for victims of domestic violence and was discussed in our article, Washington Expands Employment Discrimination...

March 22, 2018

Washington Expands Employment Discrimination Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Job applicants and employees in Washington who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking will have new protections against employment discrimination under a law that will go into effect on June 7, 2018. “An Act relating to protecting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking from employment...

December 18, 2017

New Year Brings Paid Sick and Safe Leave to Washington

Washington has joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. All Washington employers, regardless of size, must provide their employees paid sick and safe leave (“PSSL”) starting January 1, 2018. Which Employees are Covered? In general, every non-exempt employee engaged in...

Webinars

Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

When

March 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation: A Primer and Guide to Responding to Telecommuting Requests

When

July 26, 2016 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Blogs

Employment Trial Report
“Me Too” Evidence in a #MeToo World
April 18, 2019

Before “#MeToo” became a movement, it was a well-known, damaging type of evidence to employers litigating discrimination claims. “Me too” in the employment litigation context refers to evidence that employees other than the plaintiff also were also discriminated against.

By Michael A. Griffin

(Also at Portland, Oregon Office)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-626-6416  Phone
(206) 405-4450  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1993
Law School Attended:
New York Law School, J.D., Chair, Moot Court Association, National Moot Court Award, Order of Barristers, National Semi-Finalist & 3rd Best Brief, ABA Nat'l. Appellate Advocacy, 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997
Admission:
2003, Oregon - D. Or.; 1999, Washington - W.D. Wash.; 1999, Washington; 2003, Oregon; 1999, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2007, U.S. Supreme Court; 2002, Washington - E.D. Wash.
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•King County Bar Association
•Oregon State Bar Association
•Washington State Bar Association

Birth Information:
1971
ISLN:
912500735

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