Jaime N. Cole

Of Counsel || Seattle

Jaime has spent most of her career advising major corporations, whether in-house or at Ogletree.  Prior to starting with Ogletree Seattle, Jaime worked for Target Corporation in Human Resources for both the stores and distribution after college.  While working for Target Corp., she implemented HR policies and procedures for the stores, helped create a centralized recruiting program for the distribution centers, and worked extensively on employee relations issues.  Upon graduation from law school in 2004, Jaime began her legal career with the Atlanta office of Ogletree Deakins, after clerking with the Indianapolis office during law school.  At Ogletree, Jaime focused on many aspects of employment law including, employment litigation.  In 2010 and 2011, Jaime served as in-house counsel for Regis Corporation in Minneapolis, where she advised internal clients on handling employment disputes as well as implemented an internal wage and hour compliance program.  Jaime returned to Ogletree in 2011 to its newly opened Minneapolis office.  Making one more move in 2013, Jaime worked at Brown & Sterling in the greater Seattle area, where she partnered with local and regional businesses, helping them with their employment and business law needs.  Excited to return to the exclusive practice of employment law, Jaime now joins Ogletree’s growing Seattle office.   

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  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis, 2004
  • B.S., University of Florida, 1998

Admittance to Practice

  • Washington
  • Minnesota
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits

Professional Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2016 to present), Vice Chairperson (2018)
  • Camp Morrow Board of Directors (2014 to present), Development Chair
  • C3 Leaders Member (2015 to present) & Board of Directors (2018 to present)
  • Replanted (Adoption and Foster Care Community Groups) – Co-Leader


  • Issaquah Chamber of Commerce - "HR Regulation & Compliance Update" - Issaquah - May 10, 2018
  • The Business Workshop @ Umpqua - "Ask an Expert" - North Bend - Spring 2018
  • HRCertificate.com - "Certificate Program in FMLA & ADA Compliance" - Tukwila - 2016
  • HRCertification.com - "Certificate Program in Internal Investigations" - Tukwila - 2016
  • The Business Workshop @ Umpqua - "Performance Management in 2015" - North Bend - September 16, 2015
  • 2013 New Lawyer Experience CLE - "Using Negotiation and Settlement Skills to Your Tactical Advantage" - Minneapolis - January 25, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Game Over: Separation Agreements - A discussion of the latest challenges in drafting separation/settlement agreements, including avoiding negative tax and other consequences" - Minneapolis - October 17, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Twitter Me This: 2011 Employment Law Update" - Minneapolis - November 11, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "The Enemy Within" - Atlanta - July 16, 2007
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "The Enemy Within" - Duluth - May 23, 2007
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Who’s Watching Who–Employee Privacy Rights & Computer Usage At Work" - Atlanta - September 2006
  • May 2008 - SHRM - "Georgia Employer Not Liable For Employee's Physical Altercation With A Customer"
  • Winter 2005 - Journal of Forensic Econ. 1 - "Statistics Often Tell Much, And Courts Listen"
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013)

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