Diane M. Butler & Gillian Murphy
Diane M. Butler leads the Immigration Practice in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, where she focuses on business immigration. She grew up on a farm in Wyoming, graduated from the University of Wyoming, worked on Capitol Hill, then worked in Shanghai for a Canadian law firm. She received her law degree from George Washington University. She has an active immigration practice and enjoys troubleshooting problem cases.
Gillian Murphy helps employers of all sizes successfully navigate every aspect of the employment relationship. From recruiting to termination and everything in-between, Gillian teams with HR and management to find pragmatic solutions that limit legal risk and meet business objectives.
Gillian spends the majority of her time advising clients on a variety of legal issues such as leave and disability law compliance, policy development, executive compensation, and discrimination investigations. She also regularly conducts management and front-line employee training programs on a range of employment topics and is known for her engaging presentation style. While Gillian serves employers across all industries, she has particular expertise in the restaurant and hotel space, as well as the nonprofit sector.