Perkins Coie Adds Former Amazon Counsel to Labor and Employment Group

SEATTLE (July 30, 2018) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Andrew Moriarty has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment group as a partner in the Seattle office. He joins from Amazon, where he was senior corporate counsel. Andrew was previously with Perkins Coie from 1998 to 2013.

Andrew focuses on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including contractor classification, labor relations, class action claims, litigation, and claims brought before various state and federal agencies. He also has extensive credentials dealing with the labor and employment law nuances associated with third-party vendor relationships, discrimination and contract actions, and contractor misclassification cases in Washington and California.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Andrew back to the firm,” said James Williams, Perkins Coie’s Seattle Office Managing Partner. “He is a highly regarded attorney with excellent technical skills and a great aptitude for mentoring junior lawyers. He will be a valuable addition to our team in the Pacific Northwest.”

Upon his re-entry into private practice, Andrew will counsel clients across a variety of industries including tech, telecom, transportation, food and beverage, education and aerospace.

“Andrew’s in-house experience provides him an exceptional understanding of our clients’ needs and the employment challenges they face day-to-day,” said Ann Marie Painter, Chair of Perkins Coie’s Labor & Employment group. “He is a passionate attorney with the desire to dig deep into the issues, and he will serve as a vigorous advocate in the courtroom.”

Andrew earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University.

Perkins Coie’s Labor & Employment practice, one of the largest in the western United States with more than four dozen attorneys, represents employers in all facets and at all stages of labor and employment relations. With sweeping geographic reach and rare substantive depth, our lawyers routinely confront some of the most challenging issues facing employers in the modern workplace.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States, China and Taiwan, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

Perkins Coie Adds Former Amazon Counsel to Labor and Employment Group

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