Co-Author, “Tidying Up The Messy Process Of Disciplining And Firing Employees,” KCBA Bar Bulletin (December 2016).
Co-Presenter, “Tidying Up The Messy Process Of Disciplining And Firing Employees,” October 13, 2016.
Presenter, “Non-Disclosure, Non-Solicitation, Non-Compete,” March 29, 2016.
Presenter, “Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation,” December 9, 2015.
Presenter, “Responding to EEOC and State Agency Charges,” December 9, 2015.
Presenter, “Presenting and Responding to Workplace Harassment and Discrimination,” August 5, 2015.
Presenter, “Managing Lawfully,” July 2015.
Presenter, “Attorney-Client Privilege and Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel,” May 2015.
Presenter, “Disability Accommodation Management Workshop,” April 29, 2015.
Presenter, “Employment Laws You Need To Know: Quick Facts and Common Mistakes,” March 11, 2015.
Presenter, “Human Resources Law from Start to Finish,” March 11, 2015.
Presenter, “Top 15 Employer Mistakes that Lead to Litigation,” July 2014.
Presenter, “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment Litigation – Mediation Do’s and Don’ts,” April 2014.
Presenter, “Workplace Investigations,” October 30, 2013.
Presenter, “WISHA Fundamentals and Employer Rights,” December 2011.
Gena has been designated a Washington Rising Star®.
In law school, Gena was the recipient of the Mary Ellen Krug Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment and the CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.
Riddell Williams’ Employment Law Group is ranked in Chambers U.S.A.
Gena serves on the firms Hiring Committee and on the Women Attorneys group, which unites with local businesswomen and charities and is a reflection of the firm’s commitment to diversity.
Gena has recently been elected Chair of KCBA Labor and Employment Law Section. She also serves on the planning committee for the annual Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference, and has served on the statewide Board of Washington Women Lawyers. She regularly volunteers and participates in various local fundraising events benefiting organizations such as Cares of Washington, Farestart and Jubilee Womens Center, and mentors law students. Gena is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University.
Gena received her B.A, cum laude, in Speech Communication from the University of Washington and spent a year abroad in Montpellier, France. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law. While in law school, she served as Managing Editor for The Seattle Journal for Social Justice, President of the Labor & Employment Law Association, and as a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure. She also served as a Legal Intern for two divisions of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, volunteered at the Northwest Immigrants’ Rights Project, and was actively involved in numerous law student associations.