As a human resources professional, Rosa guided municipal entities and a large public hospital in all aspects of human resource matters for more than 10 years. Now as an attorney, she brings this substantial “real world” experience to the table in advising her public clients. Rosa has extensive experience in conducting and overseeing internal investigations, managing labor relations, handling employee grievance procedures, managing leaves of absence, and advising on discipline and discharge. She provides management advice and counsel regarding personnel policies and procedures, discipline and discharge, leave laws, wage and hour laws, safety and health issues, and labor relations, as well as Form I-9 compliance matters.

Rosa regularly assists clients regarding public record and open public meeting compliance and provides training in areas such as unlawful harassment and discrimination, disability accommodation, labor management, discipline and best personnel practices. Rosa has also defended employers before various courts and agencies against discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour claims, labor disputes, wrongful discharge claims, and workers’ compensation retaliation claims. Rosa has also represented employers in litigation and arbitration involving claims for violation of the duty of loyalty and breach of non-competition agreements.

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2004
  • Seattle University, M.P.A., 1997
  • Western Washington University, B.A., Human Services, 1994