Gena M. Bomotti,





Gena advises clients on a wide range of employment issues, including compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination and harassment laws, WISHA/OSHA wage/hour compliance, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, unfair competition, and trade secrets laws. Gena finds practical, business- oriented solutions to meet her clients’ needs. Gena conducts workplace investigations, drafts and reviews employment policies and other employment-related documents, and provides human resources related training to employers and supervisors.

As a litigator, Gena represents clients in disputes involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace health and safety, and other employment law issues in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. Her litigation experience also includes representing clients in alternative dispute resolution forums, such as mediation.

Prior to law school, Gena enjoyed a career in Human Resources at the Seattle office of an international biotechnology company. Gena is proficient in French. In her spare time, she enjoys dining out, Washington wine, yoga, running, reading, and traveling.

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.


Gena Bomotti and Skylar Sherwood Article Published In KCBA December Issue: ‘Ten Tips To Tidy up the Messy Process of Firing Employees’

Riddell Williams attorneys Gena Bomotti and Skylar Sherwood have recently been published in the December issue of King County Bar Association’s monthly Bar Bulletin, “Ten Tips To Tidy … read more

Employment Group Breakfast Briefing October 13th

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Gena Bomotti Elected Chair of KCBA Labor and Employment Law Section

Congratulations to Gena Bomotti who was recently elected Chair of KCBA Labor and Employment Law Section. The mission of this section is to promote interest in labor and … read more

Riddell Williams Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top Women Attorneys, and Top 100

Riddell Williams congratulates the following individuals who have been designated 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top Women Attorneys and Top 100 Super Lawyers: 2016 Super Lawyers Bruce J. … read more

Disability Accommodation Management Workshop

Join our entire Employment Law team for a lively and engaging workshop about everything relating to workplace accommodation of individuals with medical issues.  Bob Howie, Larry Shapero, Skylar … read more

Three Attorneys Elected to Principal

Gena Bomotti, Mindy DeYoung, and Hilary Bramwell Mohr were elected to Principal on December 12, 2013. Gena Bomotti is Chair of the firm’s Women Attorneys’ Group.  She is … read more

Workplace Investigations

So, you’ve received a complaint from an employee.  Now what?  Most employers know they must conduct effective investigations in response to a variety of employee complaints.  But what … read more

Litigation Holds

Courts have taken an increasingly dim view of companies that fail to preserve potentially relevant evidence. This important and timely briefing will discuss: What is a Litigation Hold? … read more