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Kerry has been a leader in the field of workplace discrimination and harassment-prevention for more than 25 years, first as a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, later as a member of Microsoft’s Law and Corporate Affairs team, and today as a part of Foster Garvey’s Labor, Employment & Immigration group.

As an employment defense litigator, Kerry has represented local, national and international companies on discrimination and harassment cases. She has also developed and delivered a broad range of preventive employment training programs, including harassment-prevention, to help her clients minimize litigation threats, improve personnel retention, and enhance management knowledge of workplace laws and issues. Kerry has delivered harassment-prevention programs across the country, working in a range of industries, including engineering, banking, fisheries, health care, high tech, aerospace, food service, hospitality, transportation, professional sports, and the performing arts. Kerry helped develop Microsoft's award-winning harassment-prevention training and Standards of Business Conduct platform, and has provided preventive programs for hundreds of owners, Board leaders, managers, supervisors and non-supervisory employees across the country. 

Professional Activities

  • King County Bar Association
    • Housing Justice Project/Kent, Former Supervising Attorney; Volunteer
    • Eastside Neighborhood Legal Clinics, Former volunteer attorney
  • Seattle Opera Association, Former pro bono employment counsel

Community Activities

  • Bellevue School District, Trial Coach, National Mock Trial Organization
  • Eastside Baby Corner, Board Member, 2020-present
  • Issaquah School District, Volunteer Fifth Grade Music History Teacher



  • Represented employers in matters involving workplace discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage/hour violations, workplace safety, privacy issues, labor disputes and other employment issues.
  • Represented employers in litigation and dispute resolution, including:
    • Class action race, national origin and age discrimination litigation on behalf of international fisheries employers
    • Gender, race and age discrimination cases on behalf of national corporations in the food service, high tech, aerospace, warehousing, fisheries, banking, media and health care industries
    • Wage/hour disputes before state and federal agencies
    • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases on behalf of small, mid-side and large corporations
    • Wrongful termination and tortious interference cases in state and federal courts
    • Administrative charges before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Proactive, prevention-focused efforts including employment training programs for management and employees on topics including discrimination/harassment-prevention; workplace safety; the beginning/middle/end of the employment relationship; cooperative labor relations; smart hiring practices; what every manager should know about compliance with state and federal employment laws.

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Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Washington, 1986


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1984
    • Oregon Law Review, Associate Editor
    • Research Assistant, Professor C. Forrell
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles (magna cum laude), 1981
    • Departmental Honors in Literature


  • Judicial Externship, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
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