Alyson Palmer

Alyson Palmer

Corporate Counsel at Google (Licensed in WA and DC)

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Top Skills

1) Legal Research
2) Legal Writing
3) Political Campaigns


New Defend Trade Secrets Act Exposes Employers to Competitors’ Broad Seizure Remedies


1) University of Washington School of Law
Doctor of Law (J.D.)
2) Seattle University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science
3) Holy Names Academy
· (1998 – 2002)


As an employment law and labor relations attorney, my practice focuses on tackling the full scope of legal issues that accompany the employment relationship. I have particular experience defending public and private employers in litigation before state and federal courts against claims involving illegal harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour disputes.
I also have experience defending employers in administrative agency proceedings and alternative forms of conflict resolution, in addition to traditional labor law experience. I have represented employers during union elections, in arbitration proceedings, and in unfair-labor-practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. I regularly counsel employers on a range of labor and employment topics, including independent-contractor status, minimum-wage compliance, covenants not to compete, employee termination, employment discrimination, union avoidance, and collective bargaining issues.


8) Google
4 years 7 months Corporate Counsel
October 2020 – Present (2 years 7 months)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
6) Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Attorney March 2016 – October 2018 (2 years 8 months)
Seattle, Washington
4) GSA
Acting Deputy White House Liaison / Public Affairs Specialist October 2009 – September 2010 (1 year)
Washington D.C. Metro Area
2) Obama for America
Deputy Regional Field Director / Field Organizer March 2008 – November 2008 (9 months)
7) Associate Corporate Counsel
October 2018 – October 2020 (2 years 1 month)
San Francisco Bay Area
5) Stoel Rives LLP
Attorney September 2013 – March 2016 (2 years 7 months)
Seattle, Washington
3) Executive Office of the President, The White House
Staff Assistant February 2009 – October 2009 (9 months)
Washington D.C. Metro Area
1) NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
NYC Urban Fellow 2006 – 2007 (1 year)

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