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Daniel L. Thieme is experienced in all areas of employment relations law.  He has particular expertise in the areas of wage and hour law, executive and employee compensation, business sales and restructuring, employee intellectual property issues, employment agreements and policies, and discrimination law.

With respect to wage and hour and compensation law, Dan’s experience includes:

  • Wage and hour class action defense
  • Overtime and minimum wage compliance
  • Executive compensation, including equity incentives
  • Incentive compensation plans

With respect to business sales and restructuring, Dan’s experience includes:

  • Reductions-in-force planning
  • Adverse impact analysis
  • Release of claims drafting and enforceability
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act compliance
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act compliance

With respect to intellectual property issues, Dan’s experience includes:

  • Prosecution and defense of non-competition and trade secrets litigation
  • Intellectual property protection advice
  • Drafting non-competition and nondisclosure agreements

With respect to employment agreements and policies, Dan’s experience includes:

  • Executive contracts
  • Employee handbooks
  • Personnel policies
  • Arbitration agreements and programs
  • Representation of executives on contract matters

With respect to discrimination law, Dan’s experience includes:

  • Defense of discrimination, harassment and disability accommodation litigation
  • Disability accommodation advice
  • Pre-termination advice
  • Leave rights

Dan chairs the Incentive Compensation subgroup of the Wage and Hour Practice Group.


  • Member, Labor and Employment / Litigation sections - American Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment / Litigation sections - Washington Bar Association
  • Member, Labor Law Section - King County Bar Association
  • Member, Employment Law Advisory Committee - Association of Washington Business
  • Former member, Gender and Justice Commission - Washington Supreme Court


  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 and 2014
  • Named, Super Lawyer, Washington Law and Politics Magazine