Alicia M. Feichtmeir
Member

Alicia M. Feichtmeir

Alicia's litigation practice focuses on resolution of civil cases, including employment, commercial litigation, environmental and regulatory disputes. She counsels clients on all aspects of the litigation process, including case strategy, risk evaluation, discovery and trial planning. 

In her employment practice, Alicia advises public and private employers on compliance with various federal, state and local employment laws including wage-and-hour, leave, and anti-discrimination regulations. She has defended employers in agency and court proceedings involving harassment and discrimination, whistleblower actions, wrongful discharge, trade secret misappropriation, and unemployment claims. She regularly assists employers in drafting and revising employee handbooks, management policies, and employment agreements, including talent and production agreements for local and national film projects.

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Activities

ArtsWest Gallery and Playhouse, Board Intern, 2014-Present

ArtsFund Associates Program, 2012-Present

Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, Website/Communications Committee Co-Chair, 2011-2013

Solid Ground Family Assistance Program, Advisory Board Member, 2009-2011

Publications

Seattle City Council Passes Secure Scheduling Ordinance

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, September 2016

Agency "Final Rule" Roundup

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2016

Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Signed Into Law: Federal Law Offers Greater Protections and New Obligations for Employers

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2016

No Foolin’ – Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance Takes Effect April 1

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, April 2015

Proposed Administrative Rules Released for Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, February 2015

City Auditor Report: Seattle Sick and Safe Leave Compliance Leaves Room for Improvement – For Employers and Office of Civil Rights

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, October 2014

Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Update: Referendum Efforts Rejected, and Airport Workers Get a Raise

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, July 2014

Seattle Passes $15 Minimum Wage, Highest of Any Major U.S. City

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, June 2014

The Minimum Wage Debate Rages in Seattle, Washington State, and the Nation

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, February 2014

Will Seattle Really Have a $15 Minimum Wage?

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, December 2013

Food for Thought: Wage Theft Protests Serve as Reminder of Importance of Wage & Hour Compliance

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, October 2013

Revenge of the Intern: Wage and Hour Class Actions Keep Employers on Their Toes

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2013

Access Denied: Legislation Prevents Employers from Demanding Employees’ Social Media Passwords

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, April 2012

Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, March 2012

Check Your Files: U.S. Supreme Court Narrows FOIA Exemption for Internal Personnel Rules

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, March 2011

Give Moms a Break: Anticipating Final Regulations on Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, March 2011

Airing Dirty Laundry: Addressing Repeated, Frivolous Public Records Requests by Public Employees

Author, Foster Pepper News Alert, March 2011

Judicial Candidates Pledge Ethical Campaigns

Foster Pepper News Alert, May 2010

Advocating for the Native American Child: Comprehensive Overview of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Chapter Contributor, Native American Practice Group and CASA CLE Manual, November 2008

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Presentations

Seattle Ordinances AFfecting Employers - Hear From the City

Co-Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2017

Give Us A Break! Navigating Employment Issues in the Trucking Industry

Speaker, Washington Trucking Associations, February 2017

Politics and the Workplace

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, October 2016

Legalization of Marijuana: Impact on the Washington Workplace

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, June 2016

Is Your Employee Handbook Ready for Prime Time?

Speaker, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, April 2015

Privacy in the Workplace: Managing Employees in the Digital Age

Presenter, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, November 2014

Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: Prevention and Intervention Strategies

Presenter, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, March 2014

Employment Discrimination Law – Hear from the Agencies

Presenter, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, September 2013

Wage & Hour Compliance – Beyond the Basics (Part II)

Presenter, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2013

Intellectual Property Ownership and Public Employment

Co-presenter, Association of Washington Cities, 33rd Annual AWC Labor Relations Institute, May 2013

Wage & Hour Compliance – Beyond the Basics (Part I)

Presenter, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, February 2013

Mandatory/Permissive Bargaining and Public Records/Information Disclosure

Presenter, Managing the Process of Labor Relations, October 2011

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Litigation & Dispute ResolutionEmerging Companies & Venture CapitalEmployment & LaborMedia, Entertainment & GamesNonprofit & Tax-Exempt OrganizationsPortsPrivacy, Cybersecurity & Data ProtectionRetail & Consumer ProductsTransportation

Contact

Tel: 206.447.8929Fax: 206.749.2003

Recognition

Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers list, 2014-2017

Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2009

  • Washington Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Law Women’s Caucus, Alumnae Event Chair

B.A., Wesleyan University, 2003

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2009

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Washington, 2011
  • Western District of Washington, 2011

9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 2012

Experience

Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Member, 2017-Present
  • Associate, 2010-2016
  • Summer Associate, 2008

Solid Ground (Fremont Public Association), Legal Intern, 2007-2008

Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, University of Washington School of Law, Volunteer Advocate, 2007-2009

Seattle Art Museum, Community Campaign Coordinator, 2005-2006

Seattle Children's Museum, Group Sales Manager, 2003-2005

Quoted

Are WYLD Members Too Green for Pro Bono?

Three young lawyer volunteers are proving otherwise DeNovo, Washington State Bar Association, August 2011

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