Brian Werst

Brian Werst

K&L Gates LLP

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Show Your Work: Washington Supreme Court Awards Attorney’s Fees in Public Records Case for Failure to Provide “Brief Explanation”...

The Washington Supreme Court has long endorsed a liberal construction of the Washington Public Records Act (PRA), calling it a “strongly-worded mandate for broad disclosure of public records.” Hearst Corp. v. Hoppe, 90 Wn.2d...more

12/29/2014 - Attorney's Fees Personally Identifiable Information Public Disclosure Public Records Redaction

Washington Grants Public Employees Two Days Off Per Year for Reasons of Faith or Conscience or Organized Religious Activities

In recognition that the holiday calendar for many religions is based on the lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, the Washington State Legislature recently amended the statutory definition of “Legal holidays and...more

4/14/2014 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights Religion Unpaid Leave

New Help Remembering Your Continuing Disclosure Obligations

The life of a tax-exempt bond issuer is not always sunshine and discounted money. Your bondholders look to you not only for notifications of material events, but also for routine continuing disclosures of financial and...more

7/31/2013 - Disclosure Requirements EMMA MSRB SEC Tax Exemptions Tax-Exempt Bonds

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