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ANN E. ALLEN is a sole practitioner in Spokane. She has been providing advice and counsel to large and small businesses, non-profit organizations, and public entities regarding employment law matters such as hiring practices, employment standards, record keeping, employee benefits, leave administration, employee and applicant disabilities, discrimination and harassment, labor relations, off duty misconduct, privacy, drug testing, coaching and discipline, and employee separation for more than 20 years. As a solo practitioner, her work is focused on investigation into allegations of employee misconduct, development and revision of employer policies and practices, training, and advice and counsel. Ms. Allen is a member of Gonzaga's adjunct law faculty, teaching private sector labor law when offered since 2005. Previously, she served as chief in-house counsel to a regional employer association for a number of years. Ms. Allen earned her bachelor's and law degrees from Gonzaga University, with honors, and was a Thomas More Scholar and research editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. She is licensed to practice law in both Washington and Idaho. Ms. Allen's volunteer activities have included serving on the board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association of the Inland Empire, the Spokane Chapter of Women in Workers' Compensation, and Breast Intentions of Washington.
SCOTT A. GINGRAS is an attorney with the law firm of Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, located in Coeur d’ Alene and Spokane. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Montana and his J.D. degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law. Mr. Gingras' practice involves civil litigation with a primary focus on employment and labor law. He represents employers, employees, injured individuals, and insurance companies. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Washington State Bar Association, and the State Bar of Montana. He is a graduate of the 2012-2013 Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers through the Idaho State Bar. Mr. Gingras also is a past-chairperson of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the Idaho State Bar, and is a current board member of that section. He has been a CLE presenter and speaker on various employment and labor law topics, and has also authored an article published in The Advocate on employment law.
WILLIAM HUGHBANKS is an associate attorney at Campbell & Bissell PLLC, focusing his practice in the areas of construction law, civil litigation, and labor and employment law in Washington. Mr. Hughbanks is admitted to practice before the Washington, Idaho and Montana state courts; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington. He is a member of the Washington State and Spokane County bar associations. Mr. Hughbanks earned his B.A. degree from Eastern Washington University and his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University.
DIANE LUKIN is an attorney with The Cicotte Law Firm, LLC, where she practices in the areas of ERISA welfare plan design and compliance, qualified retirement plan correction and HIPAA privacy and security obligations for plans and health care providers. Ms. Lukin is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, as well as The Florida Bar. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law, with honors. She subsequently earned a Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Florida and a certificate in employee benefits law from Georgetown University.
TRAVIS TAYLOR works as the city investigator at the Seattle Department of Human Resources for the city of Seattle, where he has managed and conducted sensitive and complex human resources investigations. Mr. Taylor graduated with double majors in sociology and criminology, studying human behavior and institutionalization of people of color. His passion for equal rights and justice led him to his law degree, where he focused on employment and labor law, discrimination, dispute resolution, and human rights. His commitment to public service landed him jobs as a civil rights investigator and enforcement supervisor at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and as a policy advisor and equal employment opportunity officer in human resources at the Seattle Fire Department.