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AUGUST 17, 2016 – Julie Capell, an experienced employment lawyer well-versed in the continually evolving body of California employment laws and regulations, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Ms. Capell has been practicing in the employment area for over 12 years and comes to the firm from Winston & Strawn. She partners with companies across the country to craft policies and procedures that protect employers and minimize litigation risk, under both California and federal law.

“We are delighted to expand our highly regarded California team with Julie’s skills and experience,” said Henry Farber, chair of Davis Wright Tremaine’s Employment Services Group. “She has a track record of excellence in both counseling and litigation and I look forward to having her assist our growing roster of clients.”

“Davis Wright’s employment team has been expanding on both coasts, and for good reason,” said Ms. Capell. “Their combination of legal excellence, dedicated client service, and inspired innovation is much in demand. I’m very excited to bring my practice to this strong platform.”

Ms. Capell regularly counsels clients in California and throughout the country on personnel policies, wage and hour compliance, federal and state disability laws, sexual harassment, retaliation, and reasonable accommodation of disabilities. She also has extensive experience defending employers in disputes involving these issues.

Ms. Capell’s professional activities include serving on the Executive Board for the Disability Rights Legal Center and as an Advisory Board member for the Lexis Practice Advisor Journal. At Winston & Strawn, she served as chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative & Summer Associate Program for the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Ms. Capell received her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. from University of the Pacific.

Davis Wright’s national employment and labor law practice is one of the largest in the country. The firm was awarded a 2016 National Tier 1 rating in Employment - Management by Best Law Firms and U.S. News. Eight of the firm’s partners have been elected as Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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