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Gregory A. Hendershott

Greg Hendershott offers clients first-chair litigation and trial experience in a range of employment matters, including class action wage and hour matters, employment discrimination, bonus and commission pay, and noncompete/trade secret cases. Greg also handles labor matters including collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations, picketing, union organizing, prevailing wage Project Labor Agreements, and strikes. Greg also leads high-profile workplace investigations, including into executive misconduct, and advises employers in all areas of legal compliance, from compensation and executive employment agreements to disability, leaves of absence, handbooks and policies, discipline, and sensitive terminations.

Greg regularly conducts training for clients in harassment and other employment issues, and frequently speaks at CLEs and SHRM conventions on employment law topics including wage and hour law, discrimination, harassment, union avoidance, and unfair competition.

Representative Experience

Workplace culture investigation

Led team of investigators reviewing complaints of “boys club” culture at large technology company. Reported to board of directors and developed successful responsive plan of action. (2018)

Cornwell v. Microsoft

Summary judgment of all claims on behalf of employer in claim of unlawful retaliation under Washington Law Against Discrimination. Affirmed by Washington Court of Appeals. (2017)


Lead negotiator in collective bargaining negotiations with IBEW. (2017)

IAM v. The Boeing Company

Represented manufacturer in labor arbitrations. (2017)

Natarajan v. Unify2

Lead attorney in commission agreement lawsuit brought by senior technology executive. (2017)

Stevenson v. Pactera, Inc.

Represented technology company in class action alleging misclassification of temporary workers as independent contractors. (2017)

Cadence Aerospace

Represent employer in successful response to union organizing petition. (2016)

Moe v. Radiant Global Logistics, Inc.

Lead trial attorney in case upholding noncompete agreement against seller of business. (2016)

Rodarte v. Trident Seafoods Corporation

Summary dismissal of all claims including race and disability discrimination, constructive discharge, and defamation. (W.D. Wash. 2014)

Erickson v. Trans-System, Inc., et al.

Obtained summary judgment dismissing subsidiary corporation defendants from interstate truck driver wage and hour class action lawsuit. (Clark Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2014)

Doyon Gov’t Contracting v. Meisner

Summary judgment in favor of employer on claims of race discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and defamation. (2013)

UFCW Local 5 v. Alber Seafoods

Represented company in decertification election that resulted in union's disclaimer of interest on the eve of election. (2013)

Fluke Electronics Corp v. Ger

Represented plaintiff in noncompetition case in which California-based former employee agreed to resign from new employer. (2012)

The Gear Works

Ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. Negotiated issues including allocation of pension fund surcharge, Seattle Paid Sick Leave, and Affordable Care Act. (2010-present)

Baggish v. Clearwire

Summary judgment on all claims against employee who alleged interference with FMLA rights and retaliation in Federal Court. (2012)

Thompson v. Trident Seafoods Corp.

Defended Trident Seafoods Corp. against sexual discrimination, retaliation, and Section 1981 claims. Summary judgment was granted and case against our client was dismissed. (W.D. Wash. 2012)

Durkin v. Alaska Airlines, Inc.

Summary dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of discrimination in Federal Court. (2011)

Henderson v. Eldorado Stone

Summary dismissal of plaintiff’s claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy based on alleged retaliation for taking medical leave. (2011)

Lujan v. Western Peterbilt

Successful early resolution of class action lawsuit alleging California state pay violations relating to overtime and paycheck requirements. (N.D. Cal. 2010)

Faber et al. v. Who's Calling, Inc.

Summary judgment granted for our client in arbitration on claims that employer could not alter sales commission plan. (2009)

Munday v. Western Peterbilt, Inc.

Obtained summary judgment for large transportation company on all claims in a sexual harassment and retaliation case. (2009)

Nunnally v. XO Communications

Represented defendant in a whistleblower retaliation case in which plaintiff alleged wrongful, constructive discharge in violation of public policy. Motion for summary judgment was granted and case against our client was dismissed. (W.D. Wash., 2009)

Villaneuva v. Providence St. Peter Hospital

Summary judgment granted to our client on all claims in a disability discrimination case. (2009)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, NAIOP
  • Board, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
  • Bellevue Rotary

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Employment Law – Management by Best Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2005-2006
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