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Sarah Jung Evans

Special Counsel Indianapolis

*Currently licensed in Washington and California only.

Ms. Evans focuses her practice on both employment litigation and preventative counseling.  In her practice, she defends employers in single-plaintiff discrimination matters, charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation before state and federal agencies, investigations involving health and safety violations, and in arbitrations of unfair labor practices.  In addition, Ms. Evans has experience litigating cases involving trade secret misappropriation and breach of non-competition agreements, and managing matters involving electronic discovery.  Finally, Ms. Evans has significant experience successfully enforcing arbitration agreements in state and Federal courts.

In providing preventative counseling to employers, Ms. Evans has handled a wide range of matters including executive compensation agreements, complex leave and accommodation issues, sensitive terminations, WARN Act reductions in force, wage and hour issues, and privacy and compliance relating to the FCRA and state law equivalents. 

Ms. Evans is admitted to practice law in Washington and California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Evans received her B.S., cum laude, in Journalism from Northwestern University, and her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.  There, Ms. Evans served as a Managing Editor for the Asian Pacific American Law Journal.  During her time at UCLA, Ms. Evans also clerked for an Administrative Law Judge at the EEOC.


Experience

  • Achieved complete dismissal of discrimination claims against national upscale retailer
  • Achieved complete dismissal of discrimination claims against national bank
  • Obtained “no cause” findings on behalf of national retail and call center clients before EEOC, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Idaho Human Rights Commission, and Washington Human Rights Commission
  • Represented nationwide transportation client in WISHA investigation involving death of employee on worksite
  • Second chaired arbitration of charges of unfair labor practice by prominent agricultural industry client

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Washington

Speeches:

  • Annual Society of Human Resources and Management Washington State Council Employment Law & Legislative Conference - ''Cyberstalking and the 'New' Sexual Harassment'' - Bellevue - March 2010
  • Annual Society of Human Resources and Management Washington State Council Employment Law & Legislative Conference - ''Social Media and the Law'' - Bellevue - March 2010
  • South Puget Sound SHRM Chapter Meeting - ''Ethics and Internal Investigations'' - Tacoma - November 2009
  • Annual Society of Human Resources and Management Washington State Council Employment Law & Legislative Conference - ''Introduction to Washington Leave Laws'' - Bellevue - March 2008
  • Lorman Education Seminar - ''Drug Testing in Washington'' - Tacoma - February 2008
  • Annual Society of Human Resources and Management Washington State Council Employment Law & Legislative Conference - ''Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility'' - Bellevue - March 2007

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