Patti Vecera works with her clients to analyze, strategize, and resolve workplace issues so they can get back to what they want and need to be focused on: running their business. Based on years of first-hand experience with the full range of employment allegations and claims, Patti offers practical and efficient advice with a keen ability to get to the heart of the matter without wasting any time. Having responded to hundreds of agency charges, Patti also advises her clients on the best course of action to maximize the likelihood of prevailing.
Patti advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including employment policies, employment agreements, federal/state law compliance, and challenging workplace situations. She also 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 arbitrations proceedings, including appearing before the National Labor Relations Board and the Alaska Labor Relations Board.
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court Alaska, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 1994
- Associate Editor, Law Review
B.S., Business Management, Chapman College, 1990
- Dean’s List
- Attorney, Turner & Mede, P.C., Anchorage, Alaska, 2000-2015
- Attorney, Gruenstein & Hickey, LLC, Anchorage, Alaska, 1995-1999
- Legal Intern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Washington, Spokane, Wash., 1993-1994