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OUR TEAM

Linda Fang

LINDA S. FANG

PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY

BIO

In 2015, after 10 years of practicing law by other people's rules, Linda started Banyan Legal Counsel with a mission to do things her own way. Although she never thought she would start her own firm, she saw that others like her - middle-class children of immigrants - were largely sidelined in the business world and left out of the legal marketplace. BLC was born from the belief that women and minority business owners can overcome systemic barriers and achieve their highest level of success through access to high-quality, affordable, client-focused legal services and support networks.

 

As a small business owner, Linda loves supporting and helping to provide peace of mind to other business owners. Her favorite part of her work with business owners is creative problem-solving and using the law to help her clients accomplish their goals. Having spent the first eight years of her legal career as an employment litigator in California, Linda understands how costly and detrimental legal disputes can be for businesses and uses her experience to help business owners minimize legal risk and stay out of trouble, including:

  • Advising business owners and HR departments on a wide range of day-to-day and strategic employment and human resources issues, including employee hiring, discipline, and termination, wage and hour questions, worker classification, leave administration, and disability accommodations;

  • Drafting employment agreements (including confidentiality, non-compete, and non-solicitation provisions), severance agreements, and employee handbooks and policies;

  • Conducting pay equity, racial equity, and civil rights audits for businesses and nonprofits; and

  • Responding to and investigating workplace complaints, employee demand letters, and federal, state, and local agency audits and investigations.

Linda is licensed to practice law in Washington and California, and a significant part of her practice involves working with multistate employers or employers who wish to expand into other states either intentionally or because the COVID pandemic has transformed their team into a remote workforce.

In 2016, Linda wrote an article for NWLawyer Magazine about what it's like to be a woman in law and why she believes so strongly in mentoring other women attorneys and helping women redefine what success means to them.

In her free time, Linda enjoys cooking and enjoying great food, traveling, spending quality time with her husband and playful dogs Ellie and JoJo, watching Formula One races, doing puzzles, and reading or knitting with a matcha latte.

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2005

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 2005

  • Washington, 2014

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California, 2005

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California, 2009

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2009

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California, 2012

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington, 2015

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2019

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES​

  • Selected for Washington Rising Stars 2020

  • Communities Rise (formerly Wayfind), Volunteer Attorney (2015-present)

  • King County Bar Association, Anti-Racism and Equity Committee, Member

  • Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW), Member

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Member

  • Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), Member

  • Association of Women Attorneys with Real Experience (AWARE), Member

Linda Fang, Seattle business and employment attorney
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