Sherry L. Talton

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  • Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis P.C. (902 Attorneys)
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Biography

Sherry L. Talton is Of Counsel in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She advises and represents employers in every stage of disputes, from risk management to trial and appeal.

Ms. Talton has a broad base of litigation, trial, and appellate experience in numerous state and federal courts across the nation. She has assisted employers to protect their trade secrets, combat wrongful competition, comply with wage and hour laws, enforce arbitration agreements and other employment contract provisions, and implement best recruiting, hiring, and termination practices.

In law school, Ms. Talton was an associate editor for The Review of Litigation. In graduate school, Ms. Talton taught undergraduate writing courses and served as student director of the Northwestern State University of Louisiana Writing Center. As an undergraduate, Ms. Talton was a member of the 1993 National CEDA Collegiate Debate Championship Team.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Camp Fire USA Orca Council, Board Member
•Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council, Former Board Member
•JDRF Megan’s Team, Supporter/Volunteer

Honors and Recognitions

•State Bar of Texas, Award for Best Human Interest Story (2004, 2005, 2007)

Published Works

•“A Glimpse Into the Future: Susskind’s Prediction of the Evolution of Lawyers and the Law,” Washington State Association for Justice TrialNews, Vol. 49, No. 11 (July/August 2014) [Author]
•“Supreme Court Sets Limits for Enhanced Fee Awards,” ABA Litigation News (June 15, 2010) [Author]
•“Court Construes Exception to Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege,” ABA Litigation News (October 10, 2009) [Author]
•“Economy Renews Billable Hour Debate,” ABA Litigation News (July 1, 2009) Women Patent Holders: 200 Years of Innovation, Headnotes (July 1, 2009) [Author]
•“Seventh Circuit Holds that CAFA Trumps Securities Act,” ABA Litigation News (April 1, 2009) [Author]
•“Time to Look Again at AFAs? Clients Think So, Litigators are Not So Sure,” ABA Litigation News (June 2009) [Author]
•“DOJ Amnesty Agreements Could Be Subject to Public Disclosure,” ABA Litigation Update (September 2008) [Author]
•“Law Day: Morris Dees to Receive Courageous Advocacy Award,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (April 1, 2008) [Author]
•“Ferreting Out the Lying Juror, and Other Psychological Tips for Voir Dire,” Litigation (Winter 2007) [Co-Author]
•“DBA Names Lisa Blue Trial Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (July 1, 2006) [Author]
•“DBF Honors H. Ron White with 2006 Fellows Award,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (April 1, 2006) [Author]
•“The Two Sides of Charles K. Aris: Lawyer & Soldier,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (December 1, 2005) [Author]
•“State Bar Awards Honor Excellence,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (July 1, 2005) [Author]
•“Legal Professionals Serve in Texas State Guard,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (May 1, 2005) [Author]
•“Local Attorney Perishes In Iraq,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (August 1, 2004) [Author]

Publications

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

Paid Sick and Safe Leave: Are You Still Compliant with Seattle Changing its Rules Again?

When

June 28, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM PST

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

Washington’s New Paid Sick and Safe Leave Laws: So You Think You’re Compliant?

When

February 20, 2018 - 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.

Getting Ready For I-1433: Washington's New Statewide Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

When

November 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Blogs

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
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

By Sherry L. Talton, Peter H. Nohle, Meredith A. Smith and Colin A. Thakkar

Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
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.

By Sherry L. Talton, Peter H. Nohle, Meredith A. Smith and Colin A. Thakkar

Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Washington State Legislature Sends Comprehensive Pay Equity Bill to Governor
March 14, 2018

The Washington Legislature has sent Governor Jay Inslee a proposed Act that would significantly broaden the state’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act. The Governor is expected to approve it.

By K. Joy Chin, Sherry L. Talton and F. Christopher Chrisbens

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Professional Services
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-626-6409  Phone
206-405-4450  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com/people/sherry-l-talton
University Attended:
Northwestern State University of Louisiana, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997; Northwestern State University of Louisiana, M.A., 1998
Law School Attended:
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
2001
Admission:
2002, Texas - N.D. Tex.; 2013, Washington - W.D. Wash.; 2012, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals; 2001, Texas; 2006, Louisiana; 2010, Washington; 2007, Texas - E.D. Tex.; 2017, Washington - E.D. Wash.; 2007, Louisiana - M.D. La.; 2007, Louisiana - W.D. La.
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•Louisiana State Bar Association
•State Bar of Texas
•Washington State Bar Association

Birth Information:
Youngstown, Ohio, January 25, 1975
ISLN:
916065162

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