Rebecca Dean PLLC
2006-Present
Preston Gates & Ellis LLP
Partner 1999-2005
Bogle & Gates PLLC
Member 1998-99, Of Counsel 1997
Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC
Chair, Employment Law Group 1996-97, Member 1997, Associate 1994-96
Perkins Coie
Associate 1988-94

Law School
University of Washington, J.D., with high honors 1988
College
Linfield College, B.A., magna cum laude 1975
Honors
Order of the Coif
Washington Law Review: Managing Editor 1987-1988, Member 1986-1987
Honors Graduate 1988

Admitted
Washington 1988, Oregon 1994, California 2013
U.S. District Court: Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, District of Oregon
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Washington Licensed Private Investigative Agency/Principal

In January 2006, after 17 years as an employment law litigator and advisor, I opened my own practice performing workplace investigations. I am a sole practitioner with over 30 years of experience in human resources and employment law.

I conduct independent investigations into workplace and employment issues at the request of employers or their counsel. My recent assignments include performing factual investigations into sexual harassment complaints; gender, age, and race discrimination; violations of corporate ethical standards and policies; retaliation and identity theft. I also assist a defense contractor by managing its responses to calls to the corporate ethics hotline. This includes not only conducting investigations, but guiding local human resources staff and evaluating investigations conducted by others.

Before attending law school, I spent 10 years as a human resources and labor relations professional.

My litigation experience includes the successful defense of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, and other disputes arising out of the employment relationship.