Vigilant, a company dedicated to helping companies in the West solve their most complex employment and human resources issues, announced today that it has added Josephine Ko to its growing roster of highly experienced attorneys.
“Vigilant is thrilled to add an attorney of Josephine’s caliber to our deeply talented legal team,” said Vigilant President Derek Glos. “Josephine is an experienced employment attorney who takes the time to understand the complexities of each business and its particular workplace environment and tailors her advice accordingly. This makes her a great asset to Vigilant and our member companies.”
Ko advises business owners and employers in all areas of employment law. Her experience includes representing employers in individual and class action litigation and administrative agency actions at the state and federal levels. Ko also frequently speaks and writes on employment law issues, delivering legal presentations to community and professional groups and providing tailored trainings to individual employers. Her quick grasp of business and industry needs has proven invaluable in crafting effective policies and smart solutions to mitigate litigation risks and resolve difficult employee situations.
Vigilant member companies with operations in Oregon and California can now work with one attorney for all of their employment law needs. Ko is licensed in both states and brings over ten years of legal experience to Vigilant. She has worked at premiere national and boutique law firms in Portland and San Francisco, including Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Barran Liebman LLP.
“I am thrilled to be joining Vigilant, and I look forward to serving as a trusted legal advisor to its member companies,” said Ko. “I value Vigilant’s unique membership business model, which provides companies with unhindered access to experienced labor and employment attorneys and other experts who understand the complexities of the modern workplace. At Vigilant, I will continue to work proactively with employers to implement real-world solutions that strengthen workforces and allow businesses to thrive.”
Ko earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law, where she served as student director of the Duke Innocence Project and staff editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. She graduated with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley.