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MARCH 3, 2015 – Patricia Vecera, an experienced labor/employment lawyer, has joined the Anchorage office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (DWT) as Counsel. Vecera defends private and public employers in a full range of employment disputes and is also known for her labor law expertise. She joins DWT after spending 15 years at the Anchorage-based firm of Turner & Mede, P.C.

"We’re very pleased to have Patti further expand our leading Alaska employment practice," said Joseph L. Reece, DWT’s Anchorage Partner-in-Charge.

"Davis Wright Tremaine is regularly recognized for having one of the finest employment practices in the state—and for good reason," said Vecera. "I look forward to adding my expertise to this excellent team of lawyers."

Vecera defends employers in breach of contract, wrongful discharge, harassment, discrimination and wage and hour claims; provides day-to-day employment-related counseling; oversees and conducts investigations into issues of harassment and other workplace misconduct; and represents clients in negotiating collective bargaining agreements and grievance arbitration proceedings, including appearing before the National Labor Relations Board and the Alaska Labor Relations Board.

Vecera received her B.S. from Chapman College and her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law.

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