In light of the current economic crisis, Seattle-based law firm Williams Kastner recently announced that all non-management and non-lawyer employees will receive a special compensation check as part of the firm's own "stimulus package." The Williams Kastner "bailout compensation" aims to reward and recognize staff while bolstering the Northwest economy. In a departure from recent precedent established by Wall Street, the firm's "bailout" recipients include all "staff" employees and exclude management.Employees of the firm received the "bailout news" in a festive email broadcast from Managing Director Sheryl Willert.
Rodney L. Umberger, member in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner, was a panelist at the Spring Conference and Induction of Fellows for the Litigation Counsel of America in May, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mr. Umberger chairs the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group and, with more than 20 years of experience in the courtroom, has tried over 40 jury trials and over 60 bench trials in state and federal courts across the country. He has represented corporations in product liability, transportation, toxic tort and construction litigation, as well as a variety of commercial litigation matters ranging from consumer fraud to copyright infringement.