Laura Marquez-Garrett

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.6246 |

Areas of Practice

Laura Marquez-Garrett is Chair of the Firm’s Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy Practice Group, and Co-chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. She is also a member of the Litigation, Securities Litigation, Mortgage and Consumer Finance, Class Action Defense, and Director and Officer Liability Practice Groups. Laura has an active litigation practice, focusing on complex litigation in areas of consumer finance, securities, real estate, consumer protection, class action defense, white collar defense, and investigations and enforcement proceedings involving the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She also advises companies on eDiscovery policies, protocol and litigation.

Professional Experience

  • Foster Pepper PLLC, Associate (2008-2011)
  • Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
    • Contract Attorney (2006-2008)
    • Associate (2002-2006)
    • Summer Associate (2001)
  • Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC, Summer Associate (2000; 2001)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District Court of California


  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 2002)
    • Harvard Latino Law Review, Editor-in-Chief (2001-2002)
    • Harvard Latino Law Review, Editor (2000-2001)
    • La Alianza, Community Outreach Chair
  • U.C. Berkeley (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Chair, Electronic Discovery, Technology and Strategy Practice Group
  • Co-chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group
  • Class Action Defense
  • Litigation
  • Mortgage and Consumer Finance
  • Securities Litigation


  • “Do You Know Where Your Data Went? Best Practices for Preserving Electronically Stored Information,” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (May 2014)
  • “Tackling eDiscovery Before it Bites,” Issues and Answers magazine, Washington Bankers Association (July/August 2012)
  • “How to Avoid Whistleblower Claims Under Dodd-Frank: Practical Tips for Financial Institutions,” Community Banker magazine (Spring 2012)
  • “Out-of-State Customers Bring Increased Risk,” U.S. Banker (June 2011)
  • “State Regulators Cast a Wide Net,” Scotsman Guide (May 2011)
  • “EEOC Update: Genetic Predisposition Laws and Background Checks,” 13th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Co-author (August 2010)
  • “When State Regulators Come Knocking,” Scotsman Guide, Co-author (October 2009)
  • “Guess What? Regulation Z Already Changed,” Scotsman Guide, Co-author (September 2009)
  • “Fighting Back on the Buyback,” Scotsman Guide (July 2009)
  • “Financial Misconduct Is Not Just a Civil Matter,” U.S. Banker, Co-author. (June 2009)
  • “Conflicted in the Line of Duty,” Scotsman Guide, Co-author (March 2009)
  • “National Licensing Raises the Bar,” Scotsman Guide, Co-author (October 2008)

Awards and Honors

  • Selected “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation (2016-2017)
  • Selected to “Under 40 Hot List” by Benchmark Litigation (2016)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Committee-chair, Washington State Bar Association, LGBT Law Section
  • Member, National Council of La Raza
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member, Sedona Conference Working Group 1
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Seattle Parkinson’s Project
  • Former Member of the Board of Governors, Lawyer’s Club of San Francisco