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Lawrence C. Locker

Litigation Attorney
Lawrence C. Locker

315 Fifth Avenue S, Suite 1000
Seattle WA 98104
206.676.7000
slg@summitlaw.com

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January 25, 2021

Jessica Goldman Quoted in Law360—Seattle Times Beats Surgeon's Defamation Suit

Litigation attorney Jessica Goldman was quoted in the Law360 article, "Seattle Times Beats Surgeon's Defamation Suit," regarding the $25M victory for her client. read more »

December 23, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Guidance for Washington Employers

With the recent release of several COVID-19 vaccines, employers everywhere likely see this as an escape route from the pandemic. To date, federal, state, and local authorities have not issued laws or regulations requiring employers to implement mandatory vaccine policies. Employers should look to existing laws and regulations that impact employer-based vaccination requirements, as summarized in Summit's alert. read more »

December 02, 2020

Washington State Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, Washington's minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour. The minimum guaranteed salary for overtime exempt employees will also increase. read more »

November 30, 2020

Summit Client Wins Summary Judgment in $25M Defamation Lawsuit

A federal judge has granted summary judgment to Summit client The Seattle Times in the $25 million defamation case filed by Dr. Johnny Delashaw, former head of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) at Swedish Hospital. The victory comes two and a half years after the lawsuit was filed. read more »

November 25, 2020

Jessica Goldman Quoted in Puget Sound Business Journal

First Amendment law expert Jessica Goldman spoke with the Business Journal regarding the defamation victory for her client The Seattle Times. read more »

November 05, 2020

Summit Named to 2021 "Best Law Firms" List

U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has ranked Summit in its annual "Best Law Firms" list. read more »

October 14, 2020

Summit Earns Top-Tier Rankings in Benchmark Litigation 2021

Summit Law Group and six of the firm's partners have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a guide that provides analysis of the world's leading litigators and law firms. read more »

August 20, 2020

16 Summit Attorneys Named "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers® and 3 Named "Lawyer of the Year"

Summit Law Group is pleased to announce that 16 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. read more »

August 14, 2020

Summit Litigators Nationally Recognized in Top 250 Women in Litigation

Benchmark Litigation has named Jessica Goldman and Shannon Phillips as two of the "Top 250 Women in Litigation." read more »

July 29, 2020

Summit Law Group Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers List

Sixteen Summit attorneys have been recognized as Washington Super Lawyers for 2020. read more »

May 01, 2020

Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Summit Lawyers and Practice Areas

Chambers USA, one of the most prestigious ranking guides for law firms and lawyers, has recognized Summit as a leading law firm in Washington. Six Summit lawyers have also received recognition as "Leading Individuals." read more »

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Employer Checklist

Summit's COVID-19 Employment Issues team has prepared a checklist of dos and don'ts to help Washington employers in their efforts to keep workers safe and manage risks in the uncharted waters of COVID-19. read more »

April 14, 2020

Protection for High-Risk Workers in Washington

Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation yesterday mandating specific accommodations for "high-risk" employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proclamation prohibits employers from denying leave requests submitted by high-risk health care providers and emergency responders, requires employers to make alternative work arrangements for high-risk employees, entitles high-risk employees to access accrued leave or unemployment benefits if alternative work arrangements are not feasible, and mandates continued health care coverage for high-risk employees during such leave. read more »

April 03, 2020

Revised FFCRA Summary

Since Summit prepared its initial summary of the FFCRA, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued several waves of guidance, as well as temporary regulations. Summit has updated its summary to incorporate these developments. read more »

April 01, 2020

DOL Issues Temporary Rule to Implement FFCRA

Today the U.S. Department of Labor issued temporary regulations to implement the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. read more »

March 27, 2020

FFCRA Effective Date Set As April 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor has announced that the FFCRA will take effect on April 1, 2020 . Based on the wording of the statute, it was widely understood that the law would become effective 15 days following enactment, which is April 2. However, in light of the DOL guidance, employers should be ready for implementation a day earlier, on April 1. read more »

March 19, 2020

Highlights of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is an economic stimulus plan to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, was signed into law on March 18, 2020. This new law will take effect in 15 days, or on April 2, 2020. read more »

March 17, 2020

Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19

As part of our effort to help protect our staff and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community, effective this week Summit Law Group will become a virtual law firm. read more »

March 13, 2020

Washington Litigation Firm of the Year

Benchmark Litigation named Summit Law Group the Washington Law Firm of the Year. read more »

March 02, 2020

Summit Adds Four New Partners

Summit is pleased to announce the addition of four new lawyers to its Litigation and Labor/Employment practices. read more »

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