As a counselor to Pacific Northwest and national employers, Jared helps his clients achieve productive relationships with union represented workforces and negotiate quality labor agreements. He strives to provide his clients with practical advice on complying with the intricate and overlapping network of federal, state and local employment laws.
Jared provides counsel to public and private employers, with a special emphasis on health care and senior living. He understands that employers want to manage employees and comply with labor and employment laws in a way that is consistent with their goals and operational needs, and they want to work to reduce their risk of liability. He applies these principles every day when negotiating labor agreements, addressing disputes and providing advice on a wide variety of complex laws and regulations from anti-discrimination and harassment to navigating the network of laws regulating employee leave, accommodation of disabilities, and drug use and drug testing in the workplace.
Jared received his law degree from Harvard Law School and was a clerk for The Honorable Jerome Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Prior to practicing law, Jared received his degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and engaged in genetic research concerning human evolution and complex diseases.
- Seattle Children's Theatre, Board of Trustees, 2018-present
- Board Operations Committee, 2020-present
Represented two affiliated hospitals in simultaneous negotiations with two unions for three separate bargaining units under difficult and contentious conditions, resulting in a very favorable outcome for the client. Successfully navigated negotiations lasting a full year, through federal mediation and a joint picketing action. Spearheaded complex compensation proposals involving the establishment of wage scales for over 60 positions.
Led labor negotiations for a regional hospital with a bargaining unit of the hospital's nurses, which resulted in a successful resolution within the client’s initial negotiating parameters and in a limited number of bargaining sessions. Secured a favorable modification of the hospital’s leave and time off benefits.
Led labor negotiations for a large hospital and clinic group for successor collective bargaining agreements with three bargaining units and a fourth agreement with a newly represented unit. Resulted in a mutually satisfactory settlement without significant labor action or public pressure campaign from the union.
- Duff on Hospitality Law, 3.8.16
- Cannabis Business Blog, 3.7.16
- Pre-Emption Puzzle: Local Government May Zone to Prohibit Collective Medical Marijuana Gardens Notwithstanding State Law AuthorizationCannabis Business Blog, 6.1.15
- Major Changes to Washington Medical Marijuana Law Impact Licensed Recreational Business and Create New Licensing OpportunitiesCannabis Business Blog, 4.29.15
- Cannabis Business Blog, 4.16.15
- Washington State Liquor Control Board Rules Now Prohibit Marijuana Consumption in Liquor Licensed Premises: Implications for Licensed Hotel PropertiesCannabis Business Blog, 12.19.14
- Washington State Liquor Control Board Rules Now Prohibit Marijuana Consumption in Liquor Licensed Premises: Implications for Licensed Hotel PropertiesDuff on Hospitality Law, 12.19.14
- Washington State Supreme Court Considering Case Challenging Local Bans on State-Licensed Marijuana BusinessesCannabis Business Blog, 12.18.14
- Duff on Hospitality Law, 9.16.13
- Duff on Hospitality Law, 6.11.13
- Duff on Hospitality Law, 12.6.12
News & Insights
- Panel DiscussionVirtual Event, 4.8.21
- Speaking EngagementVirtual Event, 3.25.21
- "2017 National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appeals Professionals Annual Conference," National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appeals ProfessionalsPanel DiscussionSeattle, WA, 6.18.17-6.22.17
- Speaking EngagementSeattle, WA, April 6-7, 2017
- SeminarSeattle, WA, 4.12.16
- SeminarPortland, OR, 4.10.15
- "Update: Challenges to Recreational Marijuana and the Legal Horizon," Cannabis in Washington State & Implications for Other Markets, The Seminar GroupSpeaking EngagementSeattle, WA, 12.3.14
- "What Washington Hoteliers Should Know About Marijuana," Washington Lodging Association, Annual ConventionSpeaking EngagementSemiahmoo, WA, 11.11.14
- "Employers' Guide to I-502," Passenger Vessel Association, Western RegionSpeaking EngagementSeattle, WA, 10.29.14
- "Seattle Criminal History Ordinance Workshop," Hospitality Human Resources AssociationSpeaking EngagementSeattle, WA, 8.21.13
- "Healthcare Employers' Guide to I-502," Washington State Society of Healthcare AttorneysSpeaking EngagementSeattle, WA, 2.27.13
- SeminarGarvey Schubert Barer, Seattle, WA, 6.20.11
- "Family Medical Leave, Down the Rabbit Hole, Encore Presentation!," Western Washington Rural Health Care CollaborativeSpeaking EngagementSeattle, WA, 5.20.11
- "Family Medical Leave, Down the Rabbit Hole," Western Washington Rural Health Care CollaborativeSpeaking EngagementSeattle, WA, 1.25.11
- "DOL Releases New Regulations - It's Time to Learn the FMLA All Over Again," Garvey Schubert Barer - Labor & Employment Seminar SeriesSpeaking EngagementSeattle, WA, 1.7.09
- Voter Approved Domestic Partnership Rights: Are You Prepared for Changes to Your Employee Benefits and Policies?12.2.09
- Northwest Land Law Forum Blog, 6.6.14
- Washington, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2007
- J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude) 2005
- Harvard International Law Journal, Managing Editor
- First Year Moot Court Competition, Best Brief
- B.A., Stanford University (with distinction) Human Biology, 2000
- Phi Beta Kappa
Honors & Recognition
- Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers, 2011-2012 and 2015-2018