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Jaime Drozd Allen

AllenJaime
Partner
T206.757.8039
F206.757.7039
Jaime Drozd Allen’s practice focuses on a variety of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on business disputes (including partnership, post-sale disputes, and securities issues), consumer class actions, and trusts and estates litigation. She has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters for each year since 2009.

Representative Experience

Selected Class Action Experience

Representing online and app-based gaming entities in putative class actions

Representing online and app-based gaming entities in putative class actions based on alleged violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act. (W.D. Wash. Ongoing)

Representing transportation company against putative class allegations for violations of wage and hour laws

Representing international transportation company regarding alleged violations of Washington State wage and hour laws. (King. Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. Ongoing)

Consumer protection putative class action against restaurant chain

Defended restaurant chain in putative class action alleging violations of Oregon Consumer Protection Act as a result of charging a service charge to customers. Settled favorably. (Multnomah Cnty. (Or.) Super. Ct. 2018)

Representation of national court reporting agency in putative class action regarding equal pricing regulation

Represented national court reporting agency in putative class action alleging violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act based on failing to charge equal prices to parties ordering deposition transcripts. Matter resolved. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2018)

Fleming v. Greystar Management Services, L.P.

Defended national property management company in putative class action alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Case resolved under favorable settlement to Defendant. (E.D. Wash. 2017)

Representation of company in putative class action based on Fair Credit Reporting Act

Represented national company regarding alleged violations of Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act. Case resolved. (W.D. Wash. 2016)

Gragg v. Orange Cab Company, Inc. & Ridecharge Inc.

Defended mobile application developer in putative class action alleging the company sent text messages in violation of various consumer protection statutes. Obtained order dismissing TCPA claim on summary judgment. 995 F. Supp. 2d 1189 (W.D. Wash. 2014). Obtained order dismissing Washington Consumer Protection Act claim, 942 F. Supp. 2d 1111 (W.D. Wash. 2013), and Washington Commercial Electronic Mail Act claim, 145 F. Supp. 3d 1046 (W.D. Wash. 2015). Case resolved. (W.D. Wash. 2017)

Represented franchisee in putative class action based on Fair Credit Reporting Act

Defended franchisee in putative class action based on alleged violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act. Case successfully resolved prior to litigation. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2016)

Hetherington v. Omaha Steaks, Inc. and Omaha Steaks Int’l, Inc.

Defended leading food manufacturing, marketing, and distribution company in putative nationwide class action alleging the company placed automated and prerecorded messages to cell phones in violation of the TCPA and state common law. (D. Or. 2016)

Nationwide Telephone Consumer Protection Act putative class action for medical services company

Represented medical services company in putative nationwide class action, alleging the company placed calls to cellphones in violation of the TCPA. Obtained voluntary dismissal. (N.D. Ill. 2015)

Nationwide TCPA putative class action for commercial lender

Representing commercial lender in putative nationwide class action, alleging the company placed calls in violation of the TCPA, and putative Washington statewide class action alleging the company placed automated and prerecorded commercial solicitation calls in violation of Washington's Automatic Dialing and Announcing Device Act, and Consumer Protection Act. Settled favorably on class basis. (W.D. Wash. 2016)

Sherman v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et. al.*

Represented generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and national retail pharmacy in putative class action alleging damages from the use of drug. (2014)

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community et. al. v. City of Oak Harbor*

Successfully resolved putative class action against the City of Oak Harbor and its contractors for allegations stemming from municipal road construction project (rebuilding roadway and downtown shopping area revitalization). Issues included municipal construction project, potential cross-claims against project manager, general contractor, and sub-contractors, issues of indemnity and subrogation amongst contractors, and allegations of violations of the Indian Graves Reclamation Act. (2014)

Various v. Target Corp. et. al.*

Represented national retailer in defense of putative class action regarding violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act for failure to correctly item-price merchandise. (2004)

Selected Corporate, Officers and Directors, Business Disputes, and Securities Experience

Ezion v. Teras Cargo Transport

Represented Singaporean shipping company bringing breach of contract claims. Defended against security claims and negligent representation counterclaims. Settled favorably. (2017)

Representing corporation and its officers in dispute over joint venture

Representing national corporation and its president in litigation in multiple state and federal courts in dispute with joint-venture partner over alleged mismanagement of corporation, breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, and negligence. Successfully granted summary judgment after dismissal for lack of jurisdiction; defeated motion for appointment of receiver; and defeated multiple motions for preliminary injunctions. (W.D. Wash., E.D. Wash., King Cnty. (Wash.) Super Ct. Ongoing)

Represented individual shareholders in dispute alleging self-dealing and breach of fiduciary duty

Represented individual shareholders in action against majority partner for breach of fiduciary duty. Successfully resolved at mediation. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2017)

Represented corporation in multiple suits regarding allegations of breach of contract, self-dealing by its president and former president, and breach of fiduciary duty

Representing corporation regarding allegations of breach of contract, negligence, and self-dealing. Settled matters favorably. (2017 and 2018)

Represented startup company in dispute with foreign manufacturer

Represented technology startup company and its officers in dispute with foreign manufacturer for violations of service agreement. (2016)

Represented medical device company in licensing dispute

Represented medical device company bringing claims against former owner of LLC who held license. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2017)

Represented medical device company in contract dispute with foreign nanufacturer

Represented medical device company in dispute with foreign manufacturer. Settled favorably at mediation. (King Cnty. Super. Ct. 2017)

Daymon Worldwide. Inc. v. Lieb et. al.

Represented shareholders of LLC in post-sale dispute that was resolved in early mediation. (W.D. Wash. 2015)

Gillen v. G&Z, LLC et. al.*

Obtained summary judgment dismissing two limited liability corporations from action by non-members of the LLC alleging corporate misfeasance. (2014)

Selected Trusts and Estates Experience

In re Estate of Baskin

Representing petitioners in will contest involving claims of undue influence and testamentary capacity. (Ongoing)

Representing special needs trust

Represent special needs trust in distribution of estate (Snohomish Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. Ongoing)

Representing personal representative of estate regarding creditors’ claims

Representing personal representative of estate regarding resolution of creditors’ claims and closing of the estate. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. Ongoing)

Represented financial Institution regarding challenge to trust management

Represented banking institution regarding challenge from remaining beneficiaries as to management of assets and distributions from trust. (King Cnty (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2017)

Represented family member in trust dispute regarding assets allocation and closely held family business

Represented family member in dispute over allocation of assets from trust and related share distribution and management of closely held limited liability company. (King Cnty (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2015)

In re the Estate of Robert Kessler*

Successfully removed the surviving spouse of deceased as personal representative. (2013)

Selected Other Experience

Represented national financial institution in allegations of violating consumer protection act

Represented National Bank regarding allegations of negligence and violations of consumer protection act. Granted discretionary review on issue regarding limitations of Bank Secrecy Act. Matter resolved successfully at mediation. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2018)

Representing national corporation in Massachusetts attorney general civil investigative demand

Representing national corporation in civil investigative demand brought by Massachusetts attorney general. (Mass. Ongoing)

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project v. Jefferson B. Sessions III, et al.

Representing (pro bono) nonprofit immigrant rights organization in lawsuit against Department of Justice arising from a cease-and-desist order that sought to bar attorneys from providing limited legal services in immigration proceedings. Argued and obtained temporary restraining order and nationwide preliminary injunction. 2017 WL 3189032 (W.D. Wash. Ongoing)

Represented national online retailer regarding alleged liability for products sold

Represented online retailer in two separate suits against allegations regarding liability for wrongful deaths as a result of products sold by retailer. Matters resolved successfully. (2016)

Represented national online retailer prosecuting non-compete

Represented retailer enforcing non-compete for executive who left company. Resolved successfully. (King Cnty (Wash) Super. Ct. 2017)

PSAV v. City of Tacoma

Obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the release of public records falling under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Pierce Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2018)

CBS Corp. v. City of Tacoma*

Obtained preliminary injunction against the release of public records falling under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. (Pierce Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2014)

Filosa v. Scottsdale Insurance Co.*

Obtained dismissal of $9 million plus insurance bad faith claim arising from flesh eating bacteria claim related to tongue piercing. Dismissal affirmed on Appeal by the 9th Circuit. (2011)

Travelers Insurance Co. v. KBA, Inc.*

Represented the City of Oak Harbor in insurance coverage dispute to retain coverage for putative class action stemming from construction project involving project manager, general contractor, and sub-contractor; issues included potential cross-claims for indemnity and subrogation to and from various contractors and sub-contractors; successfully settled underlying suit with significant contribution from insurer. (2014)

Travelers Insurance Co. v. Perteet, Inc.*

Represented the City of Oak Harbor in insurance coverage dispute to retain coverage for putative class action stemming from construction project involving project manager, general contractor, and sub-contractor; issues included potential cross-claims for indemnity and subrogation to and from various contractors and sub-contractors; successfully settled underlying suit with significant contribution from insurer. (2014)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Member (Partner), Ogden Murphy Wallace, Seattle, 2010-2014
  • Associate, Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC, Seattle, 2004-2009
  • Associate, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, 2001-2004

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, Alliance for Education
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee Member, King County Washington Women Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • President, 2015-2016; Vice President/President-Elect, 2014-2015 – Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle