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Henry E. Farber

Henry Farber is a labor and employment attorney who represents employers in labor negotiations, arbitrations and National Labor Relations Board cases. He also helps employers protect confidential and competitive information, and regularly counsels his clients on a variety of labor and employment law issues.

Henry is consistently recognized as a top lawyer in his field by leading publications such as Chambers USA, which quotes clients as saying he is "extremely knowledgeable, creative and responsive."

Practice Highlights
  • Provides strategic labor relations advice to clients throughout the U.S. in many industries, including broadcasting and communications, health care, hospitality and social services
  • Coordinates national labor strategy for multi-state employers
  • Serves as outside labor and employment counsel to hospitals and health care organizations on the West Coast
  • Serves as chief spokesperson for employers in collective bargaining
  • Assists employers with complex issues concerning overlapping or evolving union jurisdictions
  • Arbitrates contract interpretation and disciplinary grievances, including those involving fundamental changes in employer organizations
  • Provides advice about and litigates trade secret and noncompete issues

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, 1983-present
  • Management Labor Employment Roundtable, 1997-2010
  • Labor Relations Advisory Council, 2010 to present
  • Board of Trustees, East King County Bar Association, 2003-2010
  • Lecturer, "Labor Relations and the Law," University of Washington Law School, 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Labor & Employment by Chambers USA, 2010-2017
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Labor and Employment Law by Best Lawyers, 2001-present
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2007-2009, 2011-2017
  • Awarded "2013 Top Rated Lawyer" in Labor & Employment Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell 
"He is very talented, practical and responsive. I would strongly recommend him." -Client Quote, Chambers USA 2017
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