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Kerry has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate employment field, advising clients on both defense litigation and compliance and preventive-practice efforts for local, national and international employers.

Kerry has extensive experience in preventive employment practices and compliance and works with her clients to develop and deliver programs designed to help clients minimize litigation threats, improve personnel retention and ensure management knowledge of workplace laws and issues. Kerry presents on harassment and discrimination prevention and related preventive programs for employers across the country, working in a range of industries including banking, healthcare, fisheries, retail, communications, high tech, aerospace, trucking, warehousing, advertising, media/communications, entertainment and professional sports.

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, Volunteer 
  • Issaquah School District, Volunteer Fifth Grade Music History Teacher

News & Insights

News & Insights


"Is Your Workplace Ready for Washington State's New Employment Laws?" Foster Pepper Client Briefing, May 2018


  • 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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